The Alice Springs Wearable Art Awards


An eagerly anticipated and outlandishly glamorous arts event, the

Wearable Art Awards is a spectacle of awe inspiring creations of wearable form. Held as an annual event, the catwalk comes alive with magic wonder and beauty.


Established in 2002, the Awards have rapidly grown, from its initial venue on the Alice Springs Town Council lawns to sell out shows in the Araluen theatre within the Araluen Cultural Precinct.


The event harnesses participation from community groups, textile designers, creators and artists, in turn attracting valued support from partners, volunteers and sponsors as well as media, business and enthusiastic audience support.


Winning entries from the major prize categories have been acquired, building a collection of wearable art that showcases the exceptional depth of creative talent in Central Australia and guest designers from interstate. This collection is on display at the Brian Tucker Gallery within the Araluen Precinct.


From its beginnings in 2002 in a marquee on the Alice Springs Town Council lawns, the Wearable Art Awards developed into a signature event of the annual Alice Desert Festival. Since 2013, Central Craft, as part of the Araluen Cultural Precinct, has been the driving force behind the continuing success of the Wearable Art Awards.  As a result, inspiration for the wearable arts has blossomed through the nurturing and support of its many talented and dedicated members and supporters.


We invite you, your friends and family to join usin 2016 for the outlandishly glamorous and inspiring Wearable Art Awards as the catwalk comes alive with magic wonder and beauty in the creative heart of Australia.