Esperance Community Arts cushion competition just around the corner

Esperance Community Art have urged community members looking for something new to sew, knit, crochet, paint or glue a cushion together for their latest competition. 

Coming of the back of a successful beanie and scarf competition last year, the art organisation hope to spark people’s imagination and draw in participates.

Chief executive officer Jane Mulcock said she was excited to announce the competition. 

“It’s just a great way to get lots of people involved in something,” Ms Mulcock said. 

Ms Mulcock said the competition was a potential avenue to draw in new members. 

“People get to show off their skills and create something that’s made out of recycled materials,” she said.

“It ticks a lot of boxes in terms of that broad community engagement that we certainly work towards.”

“This project was initiated by Carole King whose one of  our long-term volunteers and she was thinking of building on the successful beanie and scarf fundraiser that we had last year.”

This year there will be four categories of the competition: wackiest, viewers choice, most innovative and best crafted. 

Local participant Paulene Mofflin has already entered three cushions in the competition and said she has her eyes set on the top prize. 

“I got energetic,” she said. 

Ms Mofflin said the competition was an opportunity for people to create their own unique cushion and to show off their skill and originality. 

She said it was important for people to get involved in there local group’s activities. 

“If you don’t support your group there’s not going to be anything there for future generations,” she said. 

“I don’t care if I don’t get anywhere, it’s about participating and showing people what they can do out of scraps of material.”

She urged anyone who were looking to try something new to use their imagination and get involved. 

“Imagination can go a long way,” she said. 

She said she hoped to encourage other people to participate. 

“There’s no age restriction, anyone can do this if they have a sewing machine and a bit of knowledge that’s it,” she said. 

The exhibition will be open to the public from August 29 to September 1. 

Entry forms are  avaible from the Esperance Community Arts Centre located on Dempster Street. 

For more information visit the art centres Facebook page, call 9072 1158 or drop in for a chat on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.