Paper clothing competition winners announced

First prize for the adult indivdual design by Kareina Day

First prize for the adult indivdual design by Kareina Day

The 2011 Paper Clothing and Paper Mask Competition winners have been announced.

43 life size garments and 14 masks made from paper based products have been entered into this year’s competition. Judges Greg Leong (Director of the Burnie Regional Art Gallery), Ellie Ray (Director of the Devonport Regional Art Gallery) and Joan Kelly (Artist) had the difficult task of picking a winner for each category.

Mr Leong said, “Paper is a very versatile material. And while construction techniques can be as easy as just stapling it on to the dummy, or applying a splash of glue, the judges looked for an overall sculptural effect and gave marks to such skills as pattern-making and an understanding of garment construction. Much more important than either of these, is the flair with which the material is used. I am extremely impressed with the ingenuity shown in so many of the entries.

“The entrants have been very creative with their choice of paper product to create their piece with. There are pieces created from toilet paper, chocolate wrappers, paper maps and newspaper.”

In its third year running, this year is the first year that entrants could also make paper masks. Entries are entered into either group or individual designs, all fitting into one of the three age catagories of adult (18 plus), 13 to 18 years of age or 7 to 12 years of age.

All entries are on display at the Makers’ Workshop at 2 Bass Hwy until Sunday 19 June 2011. There is no admission cost to enter the Makers’ Workshop.  Please click on the following link to the Paper Clothing Competition Facebook page at

For further information please contact

Libby Jowett
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728