Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Some schools use Ag Art in their textile curriculums, and as a part of there exam processes as well. What a wonderful opportunity for students to explore, art, textiles and farming at the same time. There have been some wonderful young designers coming through. There are a couple of schools only shows that are for year 7 students through to Tertiary/University level. Agfest, in Carrick, Tasmania, has a large school/youth Ag Art show. The next show is from Thursday 3rd to the 5th May 2012. Kilmore, Victoria, also has an Ag Art show for schools. This is a new show this year so hopefully they will have had a successful first show and be back again in December next year.

Of course all shows have an under 21 section, so there is plenty of opportunity for youth to enter designs throughout the year.

If you are a teacher and interested in incorporating Ag Art into your curriculum, I encourage you to do so. It is a wonderful opportunity for students, to possibly have a win and encourage them to further explore fashion design/textiles as a vocation.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Jane - this is Scooby Lou, thanks for your comments on my blog re the ag art wear. The contact details for the Mt Gambier show are www.mgshow.com.au you can still access the details from this years comp online by clicking on the mg show 2011 at the top of the page then on to schedules on the right of the page. I expect the conditions for entry 2012 will not go online til about june next year. If you would like any further info in regards to this you can contact me scoobylou@bigpond.com from Rebecca