Story: Crafts and applied arts

First wearable arts show, 1987

The Chez Eelco Wearable Art Awards – which became the world-renowned World of WearableArt (WOW) – started off in Nelson in 1987. The avant-garde nature of the 1987 entries in this television clip are a world away from the extravagant creativity on show at WOW during the early 21st century.

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Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, 'Crafts and applied arts - Ceramics, glass, jewellery and textiles, 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 July 2022)

Story by Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, published 22 Oct 2014