The team behind FibreOctave is excited to announce that due to the growth in wearable art entries and the ever-increasing demand for tickets, FibreOctave 2017 will be held at Bill Richardson Transport World in Invercargill. Set in this unique and apt environment amongst a collection of world-class vehicles, the show will be a spectacle of colour and creativity.

“The thrill of seeing FibreOctave come alive on stage in this magnificent setting will be amazing,” said event manager Gaye McElroy. “Our dreams will be realised. It’s also a perfect fit given a collection of wearable art from previous shows is on permanent display at Bill Richardson Transport World.”

Since inception five years ago, the spectacular show has been a great success featuring wearable art, music and dance. It is presented in Invercargill in June each year and has played to a capacity crowd with tickets consistently selling out in six weeks in advance.

FibreOctave offers an opportunity for designers, models, musicians and dancers to take part in a theatrical performance with a multitude of artistry that captivates the audience. The event provides an opportunity to be innovative and creative and encourage designers to think outside the square. Wearable art entries are invited from individuals or groups with flair for dramatic artistry designed that ‘x-factor’ that is wearable art. Whilst many locals exhibit, the event has also had entries from far and wide including Central Otago, Te Anau, Naseby, Christchurch and Timaru.

A prize will be awarded to the designer of the best overall wearable art exhibit. Entries are now open for the 2017 competition. For more information visit