Last night's event ended with the announcement of the winning garments, the creators of which will share in almost $8,000 prize money.
With opening night under their belts, the performers are looking forward to cooler conditions for the remaining performances.
A reminder to ticketholders - please print your tickets out at home and come early to enjoy the fabulous pre-show dining experience by the WAVE food team, featuring Buddha Bowls, coffee, cakes and cool drinks.
Congratulations to the winners of WAVE 2018 'Homecoming: Labyrinth of Twists and Turns'. Enjoy the performances!
Overall Grand Winner ($2000) - sponsored by James Hardware Mitre 10, Mullumbimby
Winner: #76 'Protector Eye of the Storm' by Ana Jol
Directors Prize ($1000) - sponsored by Chincogan Real Estate
Winner: #39 'Coral Petals' by Nitza Flantz
Most Creative Use of Materials ($500) - sponsored by Baxter & Jacobson Architects
Winner: #20 'El-Beri' by Eloise Galea
Section 1 – Rivers of Stars: A Guide to the Night Sky - ($750) partially sponsored by Westpac ($500)
Winner: #15 'Rise up: Seven Sisters' by Bianca Wildwood & Kate Mutimer
Highly Commended: #6 'Su Pasta' by Timna Kopman (Shearwater Year 11)
Section 2 – City of Angels single garment section ($350) - sponsored by Byron School of Art
Winner: #19 'Ocean's Flight' by Ishtar Dempsey (Shearwater Year 7)
Highly Commended: #20 'El-Beri' by Eloise Galea
Section 3 – Labyrinth of Twists and Turns ($750) partially sponsored by Shamanic School of Womancraft ($350)
Winner: #53 'The Labyrinth Of Life' by Sheri Piccone
Highly Commended: #41 'Minotor' by Shea Howard and #59 'Lady Pianola' by Maggie Wretham
Section 4 – Knock, Knock, Who’s There ($750)
Winner: #61 'The Butterfly Catchers' by Mirra-Winnie Gaze
Highly Commended: #62 'Cosmic Leviathan' by Eloise & Wyuna Baker (Shearwater Year 7)
Section 5 – Homecoming: Treasure Ships From the Edge of Time ($750)
Winner: #72 'Guardian' by Evan Anderson (Shearwater Year 10)
Highly Commended: #74 'Fields of Frequency' by Gypsy Hunter (Shearwater Year 8) and #83 'Warrior Between Worlds' by Oceana Piccone (Shearwater Year 12)
Student Awards ($1000) sponsored by Fuji Xerox Business Centre Northern Rivers
#10 'The Phoenix Rising' by Maya Morrison ($200) - Homeschool
#83 'Warrior Between Worlds' by Oceana Piccone ($200) - Shearwater Year 12
#58 'Give A Crap Creations' by Oceana Williams-Brauer ($200) - Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School
#74 'Fields of Frequencies' by Gypsy Hunter ($200) - Shearwater Year 8
#78 'Goddess Of Love And Protection' by Zuki Lamerton ($200) - Shearwater Year 11
Student Encouragement Award:
#56 'Kick Like A Girl' by Rosa Tansley-Beckerman - Shearwater Year 7