Handmade outfits are works of art


Ag Art Wear has contestants strutting their stuff in an Agfest fashion extravaganza.

Recycled fashions were on show today at the Ag Art Wear competition at the Central Arena. Crowds gathered to see the fantastic work done by students from all over Tasmania. 

The contestants showed off their creations which were made completely from recycled materials.

The fashion creations were judged in two different age groups, 13-16 and 17 and over. 

Ag Art Wear challenged participants to create a complete outfit made out of recycled material, with an emphasis on materials found on farms and in nature. 

Contestants paraded their creations to the patrons and judges at Agfest. 

Winning designer in the 17 and over age category, Ella Curtain, spent four weeks making her outfit and says she sourced materials from her school in Sorell.

“I got the bird netting from the strawberry patch on our farm, these feathers are from our chickens who are malting at the moment”.

The design also features twigs of willow, which was the inspiration for her piece.  

This is the 16th year that leaves, string, plastic and fabric have been strung together to create wonderful designs. A great hit with the public, the eye catching designs have required many hours of planning and work. The winners of each category received $100, with second winning $50 and third place winning $25. 


 Place winners in the 13 to 16 age group:

1st. Maddison Jones

2nd. Tiarna Porter 

3rd. Maddy Campbell

Place winners in the 17 and over age group:

1st. Ella Curtain

2nd. Erin Cox

3rd. Katherine Wilson

Ella Curtain shows off her winning creation "Willow"

Tiarna Porter showcases her design "Many Shades of Blossoms".

Designer Kathryn Wilson shows off her model, in a piece she created made from real pieces of dried apple.

The contestants get ready to strut their stuff for the crowd and judges.