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2019 Judges


Cindy Vogels

Cindy has established herself as an Australian Fashion Designer/Stylist/Milliner with a difference. Venturing into creative collaborations the world over, she has presented her handcrafted millinery at ‘London Fashion Week’, dressed some of Australian country music’s best and emerging (one who performed a duet even, with Keith Urban), many film clips and red carpets are adorned with her gowns and unique designs and she, of course, worked for the one and only Lady Gaga in 2014.

Preferring to work at the unique intersection of fashion and costumery with an emphasis on slow handcrafted Wearable Art, Cindy will be a wonderful match as a Judge and Personality at the 2018 Australian Wearable Art Event.

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Peter Dwyer

Master of Fine Arts, Peter Dwyer, has been head of department and lectured Fashion Illustration, Styling and Creative at the renowned Whitehouse Institute of Design. This followed his creative output in the field of ceramics with a lecturing role at University of New South Wales, College of Fine Art as well as working with City of Sydney as a cultural recreation officer and ceramics tutor. He also was head of Fashion Design at the Karl Von Busse Institute.

He has also had creative director roles at a number of major fashion events including the Australian Body Art Festival. Fashion Director, Schwarzkopf, Hair Expo Awards, Salon International London, Sydney Greek Festival, Craig Smith’s Schwarzkopf Photographic Collection of the Year. Peter has also designed the costumes for Marcia Hines and worked alongside iconic Australian designers Carla Zampatti and Nicola Finetti. He has had his work published in Culture Magazine, FRIZER, Estetica Italia, Coiffure and Style, Contemporary Home and Craft Australia.

Jandamarra Cadd

Dr Jandamarra Cadd

Once again Jandamarra will join the judging team bring a wealth of creativity in the arts along with a passion for the stories told within the expression of art.

From enduring a challenging childhood to becoming an Archibald Prize Finalist, Jandamarra Cadd, a Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Warung descendent, is an inspirational man with many stories to tell. With his vibrant and expressive portraitures, Jandamarra’s art is emotive and insightful – and is a powerful medium to bridge the storytelling divide between Aboriginal and mainstream Australia. Painting has been a way of life that has enabled him to express his creativity and storytelling and in many of his paintings of the human condition, he seeks to be a peaceful voice for unity. Jandamarra uses a variety of styles and mediums; with his unique blend of traditional aboriginal art techniques along with his own signature contemporary portraiture.