Eye on Nature Wearable Arts

June 2022 | Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau

The search is on for Auckland’s most promising, environmentally-conscious young artists and designers!

Eye on Nature Wearable Arts is an annual competition for Auckland primary and secondary school students, run by the Beautification Trust. Students are challenged to create eco-friendly wearable art around the Eye on Nature theme, Incredible Kai, with $3,500 in cash awarded to the winning schools.

The garments are judged at the Eye on Nature Wearable Arts Fashion Show, held at the Vodafone Events Centre in June. The showcase gives tamariki and rangatahi the exciting experience of modelling their eco-friendly creations on a fashion runway in front of a live audience!

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More details on the 2022 programme coming soon 

Click here to register your interest. If you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to contact us.

Learn more about Eye on Nature Wearable Arts

We are offering free Zoom workshops for teachers who want to learn more about taking part in Wearable Arts. Both workshops are the same, so you can choose the time that suits you best.

  • Eye on Nature Wearable Arts: Introductory workshop for teachers
    Zoom workshop
    Dec 02, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Zoom workshop
    During this interactive workshop, we will cover how to apply for the competition, how to approach learning about sustainability with your classes, and what to expect on the night of the competition at the Vodafone Events Centre.
  • Eye on Nature Wearable Arts: Introductory workshop for teachers
    Zoom workshop
    Dec 07, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Zoom workshop
    During this interactive workshop, we will cover how to apply for the competition, how to approach learning about sustainability with your classes, and what to expect on the night of the competition at the Vodafone Events Centre.

2021 Winners

Media

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Tamariki design eco-friendly wearable art
 

Te Ao Maori News, Thursday 24 June 2021

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Teen creates beautiful wearable art out of waste for fashion competition

TVNZ Breakfast, Monday 28 June 2021

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Eye on Nature Wearable Arts Fashion Show 2021

Incredible Kai

Every year we have a different theme. Our Eye on Nature theme for 2022 is Incredible Kai.

Not only does kai (food) nourish us and keep our bodies healthy, but our relationship with kai also affects the health of the planet. Food security and sustainability are becoming increasingly important on our collective journey to a greener future.

Understanding where kai comes from, how it gets to the table and what happens with food scraps helps us deepen our personal relationship with nature. Kai is also an amazing social connector which brings communities and whānau together.

Throughout Eye on Nature 2022, tamariki and whānau will learn more about...

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Production

How food is made, from growing to gathering

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Consumption

How we prepare and eat food, and how food nourishes us

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Distribution

How food gets to

our table

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Waste & Recycling

What we do with packaging and food scraps

 
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Eye on Nature
 

The Beautification Trust's signature environmental education programme.

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Activities & Resources

Fun learning activities and resources for tamariki at school and at home.

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Partner with us
 

Be part of Eye on Nature and inspire the next generation of kaitiaki.