Riding the WAVE

The buzz is building at Shearwater and it’s not just the bees! With less than a week to go until curtains up on WAVE 2023, the High School has hit Term 4 running! Tickets for this year’s Wearable Arts performance event – the school’s 23rd, titled ‘The Gatekeeper’, are selling fast, with performances on 1-4 November at 7pm.

Today was Judging Day for the competition garments, with plenty of excited and nervous designers and models bringing some incredible wearable artworks before the panel of independent judges.

A highlight of our performing arts calendar, WAVE is embedded in the curriculum (and also a ton of fun!), with around 200 students taking on roles as dancers, musicians, actors, writers, filmmakers and editors, lighting and audio technicians, carpenters, tailors, set and prop designers and builders, choreographers, photographers, stage hands, models and caterers.

“It’s always an exciting moment when the competition garments, created by students, staff and the wider creative community, begin arriving at the school,” says WAVE Director Josh Rushton.

“In this sense, Shearwater’s Wearable Arts event has built, over more than two decades, a true artistic interface between high school and world. A competition that goes out to the community; a high school production that builds an incredible show around an inspiring theme; and finally the integration of competition entries that brings the show to life.”

The performances will take place in the Shearwater Hall from November 1 to 4, commencing at 7pm with refreshments available from 6.30pm. Winners will be announced on opening night.

As part of Shearwater’s 30th year celebrations, tickets this year are $30 for adults and $15 for school students, with family options available (not suitable for children under eight years).

Book your tickets via the WAVE website. All ticketing enquiries to wavetickets@shearwater.nsw.edu.au or phone Shearwater on (02) 6684 3223.