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2020 Student Artist in Focus – Libby Evans

Award winning artist, wearable artist and aspiring fashion designer, 15 year old Libby Evans was born in London UK and moved to the Sunshine Coast QLD in 2010.

Libby’s love of fashion and styling was apparent from an early age, initially expressed through costumes and sketches. Her limited sewing skills inspired her to challenge herself to create wearable art pieces by upcycling modern, tough, sturdy discarded items to create delicate, detailed and classic feminine pieces strongly influenced by the timeless elegance of bygone eras.

As an aspiring fashion designer/stylist 2019 was a busy year for Libby as she attended Fashcamp at USC, and was given the opportunity to design and make the costume for the Pied Piper in the Immanuel Lutheran College production of ‘Shrek the Musical’. Last year also saw her wearable art piece “X-radiance” entry win the Most Outstanding Work of the Immanuel Arts Festival. The piece was also awarded a place as State runner up in the Apex Australian Teen Fashion Awards (AATFA). In the same year at AATFA she also won both the National and State Runner up prize in Costume Design for her piece “Pierrot”.

As a multi-talented artist in 2015 Libby began learning the art of drawing and painting from Jessica Le Clerc through the Art School Co. This has given her exposure to a wide range of mediums, which along with her love of fashion styling has influenced her developing an artistic style around stylised portraiture using acrylic/oil on canvas.
Libby’s accolades in painting and drawing include winning the Year 7 to 9 Student Art – “Stripes” at the 2018 Immanuel Arts Festival and being a finalist in the 2019 Noosa Regional Gallery ‘Draw’ competition.

This year is shaping up to be an equally exciting year as she has been accepted as an entrant in the Australian Wearable Arts festival and will be entering her pieces in Wearable Arts Mandurah festival, the Stanthorpe Art Competition and APEX Australian Teen Fashion Awards later on in the year.