There are several big events held in Wellington each year. This one really has the WOW factor...
From humble beginnings in Nelson in 1987, a local sculptor Suzie Moncrieff's desire to turn her work into a theatrical experience evolved into the World of WearableArt. WOW has grown from strength to strength moving to Wellington in 2005 (to the dismay of Nelsonians but delight of Wellingtonians!). It has cemented its place firmly on the international arts calendar and is attended by over 35 000 people.
It is touted as: "Mardi Gras meets Haute Couture at a Peter Gabriele Concert directed by Salvador Dali." 150 garments selected from around New Zealand and the world are showcased in a 2 hour spectacular show where fashion, art, dance, choreography, lighting and sound fuse to form the World of Wearable Art. The supreme award winner receives $100 000 as the top prize.
The 2011 WOW runs from August 25 – September 10th. For more information or to book tickets go to http://www.worldofwearableart.com/
activities wellington aerial view all blacks art botanical garden bucket fountain cafes in wellington coffee wellington comedy cruise ship cuba mall cuba street cultural wellington dolphins downtown backpackers downtown house bar eating out wellington exhibition ferry festivals giant kina golfing harbour hobbiton & tamaki hangi and concert hot water beach lord of the rings lotr matariki michel tuffery movies mt victoria music new zealand nga kina north island oriental bay penguins photo photography picton port railway station rugby world cup sculpture shopping in wellington sight-seeing south island sporting events te papa te puia the beehive the hobbit things to do things to do wellington tongariro alpine crossing tours transport voyager of the seas waitomo waitomo caves walks waterfront weather wellington wellington art wellington by night wellington dining wellington events wellington harbour wellington markets wellington sculptures wellington stadium wellington things to do wellington walks wellywood weta cave whale world of wearable art wow