• 18 June 2019

WearableArt a Showquest Stopper

Marsden Karori Year 12 Textiles Technology student, Jill Allen, had a wearable art piece accepted for the Wellington Region Showquest competition last night. Showquest (formerly Rockquest) has partnered with World of WearableArt for this exciting new competition.


We were thrilled to hear that Jill's entry won the Showquest Wellington 2019 WearableArt Award! Her dramatic garment, modeled by fellow student Leila Barber, was titled 'Monster Under My Bed' and personifies the idea of growing out of childhood
fears. According to Jill 'this metaphorical monster lies deceased underneath teenage beds, with its skull exposed and its dead fur accumulating the discarded and forgotten joys of Childhood (teddy bears, barbies, blankies etc).'


Cleverly using yarn, second hand toys, wire and discarded sewing patterns, not to mention hours and hours of work, Jill brought her amazing garment to life. We applaud her imagination and creativity, it is absolutely outstanding.