Sarah Seahorse

Trash-bag Couture


Bring your trash bags and join award winning wearable artist Sarah Seahorse on a trash walk to collect discarded waste throughout the festival grounds before re-imagining these discarded treasures into wearable art to adorn yourself for the festival during the interactive makers’ workshop.

For anyone interested in Millinery, Design, Costume, wearable art, sculpture and recycling.

Under the expert guidance of Sarah Seahorse you will learn costume making and millinery skills; tips and tricks to create your very own high trash couture wearable statement pieces. With a focus on recycled materials, let your imagination run wild to create an amazing piece of wearable art, while also encouraging conversations about waste and recycling.

Topics covered include collecting appropriate materials, design and planning your wearable art piece for longevity, creating a strong millinery or headdress base, decorative techniques with recycled materials, using the correct materials and adhesives, the importance of recycled materials.

Pre-collected recycled materials will be available to work with.

Sarah Seahorse is Melbourne’s neon saturated award winning wearable artist, costume designer and craftivist specialising in wearable art that creates strong social, environmental and political commentary.

With over a decade of costume making experience, Sarah is a talented designer, seamstress, innovative pattern maker and mind-blowing maker of theatrical headwear. Her personal wearable art work is embedded with strong environmental and anti-consumerism themes, for example; her cult range of dumpster-dived wearable food art encourages conversations about food waste and consumerism.

Sarah creates bespoke costumes and millinery for many of Melbourne’s LGBTIQ and underground circus and cabaret performers such as Glitter and Snatch, Tenfingerz productions and Candy Bowers from the award winning Black Honey Company.

Sarah has recently graduated from an applied bachelor of Community Development at Victoria University and is a passionate believer in the importance of creative self-expression to transcend social barriers and create a new way of connecting and sharing stories. Sarah sees wearable art and costume as the perfect vehicle to spread the important message of personal and collective development & social change, especially through her delivery of fun, colourful and creative craft workshops with recycled materials as the focus.