WOW Up Close: Meet the Designers

Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A with past World of WearableArt designers Kate MacKenzie, Dylan Mulder, Kayla Christensen, and Gillian Saunders.

  • When | Āhea Sun 17 Jan 2021, 1.30pm–3.00pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Te Marae, Level 4
  • Cost | Te utu Free event

Ever wondered how WOW designers dream up their incredible creations? What inspires them? How did they begin their journeys as artists and designers? How does WOW work with designers from the beginning of the entry process all the way through to bringing their works of wearable art to life on the WOW stage? Now’s your chance to find out!

There will be a panel discussion followed by a Q&A.

WOW Competition Director Heather Palmer will be joined on the panel by four accomplished New Zealand wearable art designers who work in a range of mediums and each have their own fascinating story to tell: Kate MacKenzie, Dylan Mulder, Kayla Christensen, and Gillian Saunders. Join us for an afternoon of inspiration, creativity, and conversation.

Please note the Meet the Designers panel discussion and Q&A is free. Should you wish to see the exhibition World of WearableArt – Up Close you will need to pay the entry fee.

A group of women pose with a giant World of WearableArt logo on the Wellington waterfront


World of WearableArt designers, 2017. Photo courtesy of World of WearableArt