If you’re in Wellington for the World of WearableArts™ this week, keep an eye out for our themed windows at the Te Papa Store at the museum itself and at the Te Papa Store on Brandon St.
Our windows are currently home to some amazing creations inspired by Te Papa’s images and created by students from Queen Margaret College and Wellington High School.
This year the design process began with a selection of images taken by Te Papa photograhers, the students were then free to choose the one that inspired them and began to sketch.
Once the images were chosen they were printed onto large sheets of vinyl, these sheets were then provided to the students with the stipulation that they must be used in the garment in some way. Some stunning images were chosen and as a result we have garments inspired by the sea, seaweed, kowhai and a bumblebee at Cable St and two different interpretations of a Longhorn Beetle at Brandon St.
This is the eighth year of our collaboration and we are excited to see it continue. The students have also written blogs about their experience in producing the garments, and we’ll be posting those over the coming days so you can see how they went from conception through to completion.