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Designers invited to wear ‘art’ on their sleeve

Designers invited to wear ‘art’ on their sleeve

Sunday 10 November 2019

Designers invited to wear ‘art’ on their sleeve

Islanders who wear their ‘art’ on their sleeve – or anywhere else on their body – are being sought to design innovative creations that are also wearable.

ArtHouse Jersey is launching an island-wide callout for makers, designers and artists to create striking pieces of wearable art to be showcased in a ‘Walking Gallery’ fashion show.

The local arts organisation, which facilitates local and international artists to create new work, has set the brief for the artworks that can also be worn.

Applicants are being asked to respond to different themes – accessibility, sustainability and repurposing and a sense of place – when creating their pieces, which should also be able to form part of a static display. 


Pictured: The initiative is being led by ArtHouse Jersey.

At this stage, designers, architects and artists can apply by supplying their initial ideas and responses to the brief, some background to their practice and examples of their work.

It’s encouraged that the designs incorporate multi-media and multi-sensory elements as well as making use of locally sourced and sustainable materials. 

ArtHouse will also be running workshops for designers under 16 at their HQ in Greve de Lecq focusing on recycled clothes and wearable art. 

Taking place as part of the immersive ‘Skipton Big Ideas’ exhibition next year, the ‘Walking Gallery’ will feature works created by local designers.

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Pictured: Director of ArtHouse Jersey Tom Dingle. (Holly Smith)

Tom Dingle, Director of ArtHouse Jersey said: “Every day we project who we are as people through what we wear with varying degrees of creativity.

“ArtHouse Jersey would like designers to build on this daily act of self-expression in a creative and playful way, whilst investigating some of the key considerations which face our society.” 

The deadline for applications is 16 December this year.

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