Story: Crafts and applied arts

First wearable arts show, 1987

The Chez Elco Wearable Art Awards – which becaume the world-renowed World of WearableArts (WOW) started off in Nelson in 1987. While the avant-garde nature of the 1987 entries are highlighted in this television clip, they are a world away from the extravagant creativity on show at WOW in the 2000s.

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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 29 March 2020)

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