A- Thai style in New Zealand
Thai artists have already made their mark on New Zealand's World of Wearable Art Awards,
and this year five garments from Thailand will be showcased in the show from September 20 to 30 in Wellington.
Thai entries this year are from both past winners and newcomers. Past winner Anuchit Rachakaew's
"World Peace" resembles the wings of a dove, which is the global symbol of peace.
For "China Throne of Princess", Krit Suwandechochai was inspired by a palace in
China where Empress Dowager Cixi ruled, showing the power of women in a male-dominated
world. Last year he received runner-up for the Tertiary Education Commission Student Design
Award for his "The Journey of Memory".
First-time entrant Sudar Sumranwanich has "Volcano", inspired by the colours that erupt from a volcano.
Supanee Luksanasiyo has entered two works, "Queen of the Oceans", with the concept that nature
creates the ecological system for proper control and balance, and "C-O Space", which was designed
so that its form can be freely adapted by adding more free space simply by sliding the zipper up or down.
2005 Montana supreme award: The Emperor's Entourage, Mike Ward, Nelson. Highly commended:
Pectun Shedding Her Skin, Rodney Leong, Auckland.
Creative excellence award: Cosi Fan Tuti (and Ruffles), Chloe McGlashen, Wellington. Highly commended:
Artpholstery, Wendy Burton and Sylvia Campbell, Christchurch.
Tertiary student design award: Viva Les Jeans, Roswitha Walterfang, Nelson. Highly commended:
Stretch, Julie Brawley, Nelson.
First-time entrant award: Picasso's Cubism, Wang Xian Ping, Singapore.
Silk award: Wellingtonopoly, Sue Cederman, Nelson
. Highly commended: Lotus Guru, Anuchit Rachakaew,
Artistic excellence award: The Servitor, Simon Hames, Wellington. Highly commended,
Cage of Thorns, Susan Holmes, Auckland.
Wellington international award: Art off the Wall & Tomorrow's Obsession, Bev Juno, Canada.
Highly commended: Chinese Genie Princess, Philip Tseng, Taiwan.
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Wellington. Highly commended: Spoon Head, Mark Crocker, Christchurch
Planet award: Milk Made, Sharon Reid, Auckland. Highly commended, Spoon Head, Mark Crocker,
Children's section: Spoon Head, Mark Crocker, Christchurch. Highly commended: Puppet Master,
Kelly Kuipers, Nelson. Commended: Animals Are Eating Crackers In My Suit, Tanya Marriott, Auckland.
Open section: The Emperor's Entourage, Mike Ward, Nelson. Highly commended: Mood Swings,
Dinah and Mark Walker, Auckland. Commended: Consumed by Seduction, Nicole Heydenryk, Wellington
Shades of Grey: Mother In The Company Of Stone, Andrea Clinton, Wellington. Highly commended:
Born Free, Aliesha Pile, Invercargill. Commended: Morphos, Jan Kerr, Waikanae Beach
South Pacific: The Surveyors, Janet Bathgate, Nelson. Highly commended: Milk Made, Sharon Reid,
Auckland. Commended: In-Tui-Tion, Tracey Smith, Auckland
Bizarre bra: Kiwi Fruit, Jenny and John Gillies, Christchurch. Highly Commended: My Little Black Book,
Lesley Miller, Nelson. Commended: Manaries, Tanya Marriott, Auckland
Avant garde: Pectun Shedding Her Skin, Rodney Leong, Auckland. Highly commended:
Cosi Fan Tuti (and Ruffles), Chloe McGlashen, Wellington. Commended: Viva Les Jeans,
Roswitha Walterfang, Nelson
Illumination illusion: Universal Language, Cassandra Bowe, Nelson. Highly commended:
Ghost Orchid, Ruth Carlile, Nelson. Commended: The Spodals, Jackie Stoddard and Graham Griffin, Bay of Isla