Project Description


The Australian Wearable Art Festival (AWAF) is a unique showcase of the best wearable art that Australia has to offer – held right here on the Sunshine Coast.

In 2021 the festival will focus on artist’s skills development and fundraising to ensure that the main event is a show-stopper in May 2022.

The Festival provides a unique platform where artists and designers create art that can be worn on a runway – where Gaultier meets Picasso! Australia’s most talented wearable artists and judges will converge on the Sunshine Coast to celebrate wearable art with a gala competition, workshops and artist forums.

Australian Wearable Art provides a platform for artists and designers to embrace their creative exploration into form, structure, texture and colour using an eclectic mix of often unusual materials. This exciting journey in the merging of materials in weird and wonderful collaborations with art, science, fashion and technology will result in creating wearable pieces of art on the catwalk.

Donations to support can be made through Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation

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Image: Is ‘Amaterasu’ by Jodie Whitttaker (Avant-garde and Overall Winner). Photograph by Barry Alsop.


We invite you to support us to promote the development and prosperity of the arts in our community. Donors to the Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation will be recognised at the following levels:

  • Donor – $2 to $999

  • Fellow – $1000 to $24,999

  • Benefactor – $25,000 to $249,999

  • Principal – $250,000 and greater