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CAD Wearable Art Fashion Parade

Cairns State High School


Started: 13 Oct 2018 18:00
Finished: 13 Oct 2018 21:00


Adults $15.00, Concession $10

"One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art." ~ Oscar Wilde

One of the most loved events on the Cairns State High School calendar is the CAD Wearable Art Fashion Parade.

A valued tradition now for over 30 years, the spectacular show will feature impressive designers and scores of outfits and models in Crosswell Hall on Saturday 13 October. Doors open at 6.00pm.

The CAD (Centre of Artistic Development) Wearable Art Parade is a showcase event for the outstanding and talented work created by students of the Cairns High Visual Art program. Audiences will be amazed at the creative constructions made from paper, fabric, cardboard, wire, plastics and unusual found objects. Recycled, revamped and regenerated masterpieces of ‘art that walks’.


Pre-purchased tickets are encouraged and are currently on sale from the Cairns State High School main office; upstairs on the corner of Sheridan and Upwards Streets, or by phoning 4050 3033. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night.

2018 Categories

Luminescence - Light, Glow, Radiance, Bioluminescence, Brilliance, Blaze, Lustre, Shine, Fluorescence and Celestial.

Tech-Age - Computerized, Electronic, Robotic, Virtual, Architectural, Social Media, Sci-Fi and Cyber warriors.

Lux Life - Royal, Regal, imperial, Aristocratic, Riches, Splendid, Bling, Extravagance, Monarchy and Superstars.

Plantae - Earthen, Floral, Flora, Vegetation, Nature, Greenery, Fibonacci Spiral and Mathematical structures in nature.

“Students will ‘WoW’ the audience with their amazing ‘walking pieces of art’ in a choreographed performance that takes your breath away. I am really excited for it to all come together this Saturday night to showcase their hard work and dedication. Crosswell Hall always looks like a different world, with the runway extending through the audience like an artery, pumping with intense creativity,” commented Holly Mervyn-Jones as part of the CAD team. 

“The creativity of Cairns High students seems endless. With CAD we get the chance to see how wearable art can stretch the imagination and challenge the senses. And with one of the categories focusing on the school’s Centenary, we get to continue the celebrations of the first 100 years with flair and style."

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