2016 Betta Milk Major Award $5000

Liz, Denise and Kath chose to collaborate on their entry. "Combining forces to realise an idea means that members of the team can develop an idea unconstrained but complimented by the technical knowledge of others." (From Artists Statement submitted for entry). Between these three gifted, experienced and awarded artists, there was a wealth of technical knowledge to draw on.

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2014 Betta Milk Major Award $4000

There are other ways of knowing... Is a visual exploration of the shape shifting practices of a shaman using their totemic form to explore and gain knowledge from the non-material world; in this case the Raven totem. The ensemble includes an interpretation of a ceremonial dress and coat and a totemic body mask. The body mask is the 'magical' component of the dress, acting as the gateway for the shaman to move beyond the physical realm.

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2014 Runner Up Winner $1500

The work is a child's cape, symbolising protection, a social uterus, a garment which shelters a child from the pressures of the outside world. The cape allows the child to grow in a safe, nurtured environment, where individual thoughts can be valued and protected as they develop.

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2012 Betta Milk Open Award $2500

As the title of the piece suggests, Douglas has drawn on a variety of sources as inspiration for his winning work.  It consists of two garments, a dress with a bolero jacket for a female, and a tailcoat with tails for a male.  Inspiration from the natural world is evident in the leaf-like motif of the laser-cut patterns which are a key component of both garments

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