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From Ancient roots, the future grows...

04 August 209 From Ancient roots, the future grows...

While body art can draw attention to cultural differences its evolution has picked up a pace with recent renewed interest in its various forms.

This year's FESTURI- A Multicultural Celebration will explore the ancient roots of body art, adding a cultural perspective to recent highly successful Sunshine Coast events celebrating the art of human adornment.

Last year's' BodyArt Carnivale' at Eumundi and the exhibition at the University earlier this year, A Human Canvas, proved just how popular the revival of this ancient art form is.

FESTURI, with support from both BodyArt Australia and the Sunshine Coast University will present information and insights into the diverse cultures now part of our community.

" Bringing the Coast's oldest and newest inhabitants together through art allows us to write the next instalment of the story of the Sunshine Coast's cultural identity." said Henrietta McAlister, one of the organisers.

"It is an opportunity for the cross fertilisation of styles, techniques and subject matter for the Sunshine Coast art community, and an opportunity for the wider community to delve into their personal ancient past. "

Bo Tynan, organising partner said, "One of the oldest methods of body art steeped in ancient history is the art of tattoo".

"Tattooing is enjoying an exciting resurgence in popularity and we are thrilled at the opportunity to present an event that combines history and culture of tattoo art with fun and an opportunity for festival goers to participate."

From Australian indigenous body art to ancient Egypt, throughout the middle east and Asia, the cultures of Europe and Polynesia, body art has been developed to protect, beautify or signify rites, such markers of time, of life stages, of physical observance or continue the ancient tradition of a sacred rites.

This event promises to entertain and inform but overall it will show how body art is a common heritage that connects all citizens of planet earth.

What: FESTURI -- A Multicultural Celebration
Where: University of the Sunshine Coast
When: Sunday 30 August 2009
Time: 10am to 4pm

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Publish Date: 04 Aug 09

FESTURI - a multicultural celebration Inc. :
PO Box 5446, Maroochydore BC
Mobile: 0407 036 736

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