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Bold offering .. Monique Anderson models her design, Image Conscious during the North Canterbury Wearable Arts show. PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

 

By SHELLEY TOPP

Oxford Area School moved its biennial fundraiser to Rangiora last Saturday, producing a breathtaking wearable arts extravaganza.

The show, now named North Canterbury Wearable Arts, has previously been staged at the school. However, organisers were motivated by the quality of entries to seek a better venue and headed for Rangiora.

“The Rangiora Town Hall is a superbly upgraded purpose-built auditorium for shows and has much superior seating than our school hall bleachers,” organiser Jane Anderson said.

The event provides a creative opportunity for students and adults to showcase their work.

The two supreme award winners collected flights and tickets for two to Wellington to the World of Wearable Arts show in October.

The Student Supreme Award was won by Eponine Bain for her design , modelled by Amy Millerick, while the Adult Supreme Award went to Amy Roberts for Limit, made with almost 10,000 jigsaw puzzle pieces and modelled by Clara Manon.

A special prize went to Year 1 student Evan McSherry for being the youngest designer. Evan modelled his own creation, Rain, Rain, Come Again.

“It was a fabulous day and the quality of entries was up with the best,” Jane said.

The show was produced by the Oxford Area School Parent Teacher Association.