Yes, this will be the last Act Belong Commit Worn Art, at least for a while. After thirteen years of stunningly beautiful shows it is time for Gwen Knox and Chris Hill to have a rest. We have been blessed to have had such an amazingly dynamic and creative community to work in. Act Belong Commit Worn Art has touched many people in many ways and has helped launch many people’s creative journey along the way.
When we put the call out to artists to resubmit their works, we had an overwhelming response with some costumes being sent from as far away as Tasmania. To those people who came to me to say “I think I will finally put something into Worn Art this year” I hope you will accept my apologies.
Act Belong Commit Worn Art relies on major financial support provided by: the WA Government through Department for Culture and the Arts; Community Arts Network Catalyst funding programme, Act Belong Commit Healthway Campaign; the Australian Government through the Regional Arts Youth Mentorship and Festivals Australia; Centurion Transport, and dozens of big-hearted local sponsors who have provided generous donations and sponsorship. We urge you to read our “thankyou” list and to support these businesses in Broome. We have done this all without funding from Woodside or any other mining giant. We are proud that we are one of the few arts organisations to survive without it.
-excerpt from the program.