WINNERS 2015

September 28, 2015
Morag Nowell - Ship Ahoy

OVERALL COMPETITION WINNER

Prize

  • 1 year membership at Dundee MakerSpace (prize worth £300) in Vision building, Greenmarker, Dundee
  • 2 free tickets for all Dundee Rep Theatre‘s productions during both Winter 2015 & Spring 2016 seasons
  • £50 voucher from iARTSUPPLIES on Perth Road, Dundee

& OLDE WORLDE SECTION WINNER

Prize

£100 donated by our official sponsor OSHIBORI Restaurant on Perth Road, Dundee

 

Morag Nowell

Ship Ahoy

“I decided to make a costume inspired by my home town Dundee, it has such a rich history.  I was influenced by ships & the sea. My family have a long standing connection to the sea, my grandfather was a drafts man at the Caledon Shipyard in Dundee & my father loved sailing yachts from an early age.My first thought really needed to put one on a hat, so I did, it is made with papier mache Courier’s & Evening Tele’s, the sails are muslin, a bow trim in Jute (old Tesco bag)  & the hat itself is made from Levi Jeans, who also had a factory in the city. The main theme is Steampunk Pirate with a Dundee twist. The main part of the costume is made with recycled jean & garden wire paniers, arm & finger knitted fishnet panels, I embellished the shoes with paper clay barnacles & spiral shells. The accessories & jewellery are all made from recycled fabrics & collected items such as sea glass & driftwood.”

Photograph courtesy of Laura Mumby

 

 

 

TECHNOLOGY SECTION WINNER

Prize

£100 donated by DWA 2015 official sponsor OSHIBORI Restaurant on Perth Road, Dundee

& INNOVATIVE USE OF RECYCLED MATERIAL

Prize

Nice selection of fresh handmade cosmetics (worth £50) from LUSH, Overgate, Dundee

 

Samantha Bryan

Everlasting Spirals & Sheer Connection

“Everlasting Spirals was influenced by architecture structures- mainly focusing on the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral in London. The piece uses dramatic colours to enhance and emphasise the structure. I especially like how this piece is a strong structure and uses simple techniques to create a unique and rather complicated design.

Sheer Connection was created by experimenting the distortion of different metals to create eye catching pieces of design. However the most fascinating concept about this piece was that it used recycled metals from old cans. By connecting the material together, it made an overall surreal and unusual creation. Allowing the structure to be changed into an array of different shapes and designs, just like the original material…. Metal.”

Samantha Bryan - Everlasting Spirals & Sheer Connection

 

 

ENVIRONMENT SECTION WINNER

Prize

£100 donated by DWA 2015 official sponsor OSHIBORI Restaurant on Perth Road, Dundee

 

Gabrielle Von Waldburg

Deep Sea Diva

“Inspired by the fantastic colours and formations of a coral reef, I experimented with a range of techniques. This included screen-printing my own devore fabric, silk painting, free-machine embroidery and creating sculpted elements with hand dyed pelmet vylene.”

Gabrielle Von Waldburg - Deep Sea Diva
Photograph courtesy of Laura Mumby

 

 

 

OPEN SECTION WINNER

Prize

£100 donated by DWA 2015 official sponsor OSHIBORI Restaurant on Perth Road, Dundee

 

Morag Taylor

Chrysalis Pupa

“Meet Chrysalis Pupa, a cocooned creature of the night. He twists, turns, spirals, bounces. Cut in a circular pattern from one piece of paper becomes this 3 dimensional creature, moving and dancing.”

Morag Taylor - Chrysalis Pupa

 

 

BEST USE OF PAPER/PRINT

Prize

One-to-one tuition sponsored by DCA Print Studio, Perth Road, Dundee

Rhiannon Wright

Ravens/Crows

“I chose to go with a gothic theme for my design and after looking at all the ideas that I had I decided to go with ravens and crows for designing my final piece. I used the feathers of the birds for my main inspiration within the dress. I have learned how to do print work and have incorporated it as a main design feature in my dress as well as using Photoshop to make patterns to add to my design and also working on my sewing skills for the netted skirt. I loved every moment of making my dress and I now get to look at it and proudly say that ‘I have made this’ it really is a great feeling.”

Rhiannon Wright  -   Ravens/Crows

 

BEST USE OF YARN WINNER

Prize

£50 voucher sponsored by Fluph (wool store) on Blackness Road, Dundee

 

Jill Skulina

Perfect. Mother.

My wearable art entry is a strong nurturing, motherly figure made up of balls of worry, trauma, guilt, memories, regret, potential, societal projections, expectations and the need to fly free. The sculpture has references to my previous artworks, sketchbook pages and embroidered body parts. I approached this project wanting to make art that just happened to be wearable rather than thinking of it as a functioning shapely garment. Usual dressmaking techniques have not been used to build this work. I have hand sewn and stuffed hundreds of pink, fabric balls and individually sewn each ball into an organically formed wearable structure.”

Jill Skulina - Perfect. Mother.

 

INNOVATIVE USE OF RECYCLED MATERIAL

Prize

A nice selection of fresh handmade cosmetics (worth £50) sponsored by LUSH Dundee, Overgate.

Lush Dundee also generously sponsored loads of beauty products for our performers (worth £125).

Samantha Bryan

Sheer Connection

“Sheer Connection was created by experimenting the distortion of different metals to create eye catching pieces of design. However the most fascinating concept about this piece was that it used recycled metals from old cans. By connecting the material together, it made an overall surreal and unusual creation. Allowing the structure to be changed into an array of different shapes and designs, just like the original material…. Metal.”

Photograph courtesy of Gordon Forbes | DWA 2015 Sponsor – Frameworks Studios
Photograph courtesy of Gordon Forbes | DWA 2015 Sponsor – Frameworks Studios

 

SPIRIT OF DUNDEE WINNERS

Prize

A selection of finest wines (worth £50) sponsored by Aitken Wines, Annfield Row, Dundee

 

Rachel Goodwin

Ice Crystal

I created my wearable art piece to address the environmental issues of global warming and the impact that human waste has on Earth. As a way of recycling a book which contained dated information, I used book pages as a material which is a reasonably environmentally friendly alternative  to the use of normal paper. I used Ice crystals as the source of inspiration for my piece. I felt that the use of crisp, white paper as a material replicated the beautiful forms and fragility of ice. The print of the book is visually interesting to me as I feel that it gives the piece more depth and visually communicates the idea of marred ice.”

Rachel Goodwin - Ice Crystal
Photograph courtesy of Laura Mumby

 

&

Ana Inés Jabares-Pita

IGNIS

“This piece is inspired in the four elements: AQUA, AER, IGNIS et TERRA. It explores the relationship between scenography and body. My aim was to create a piece using just a main material that changed, developed in time and from which would be possible to create a whole performance. Parts of the costume becoming elements of the scenography; sound, shape, movement… The underwear structures from the past century are something that always caught my attention. Those big dresses, with wires reshaping completely the bodies in sculptural ways and always hidden from our eyes through infinite layers of clothes. What would happen if these structures became the main element of the composition and became visible? With this composition I would like to explore the idea of using old fashioned shapes with contemporary materials, recycled materials, as plastic and packing strips, creating a changing veil effect with the help of projection and fans that will make us travel through all the elements.”

Ana Inés Jabares-Pita - IGNIS

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