The Australian Body Art Carnivale is holding two free community workshops in Eumundi in the lead up to festival as part of an Indigenous Art Project funded by Festivals Australia.
The first workshop is with renowned community artist Tamara Kirby, who will teach participants how to make a stunning star shaped illuminated lantern. This one day workshop is scheduled from 9am -- 3pm on Saturday 16 April, and is limited to 30 spots.
The second workshop will take place on Saturday 7 May from 8am - 12noon with local Gubbi Gubbi artist Lyndon Davis. Sixty participants will have the opportunity to learn about indigenous art while decorating one of the lanterns. Body Art originated in indigenous culture and the Indigenous Art Project aims to incorporate local indigenous art into the Australian Body Art Carnivale.
The lanterns will be utilised as art installations for the lighting of the Official Opening Ceremony and Masked Gallery Walk on the evening of Friday 13 May. The Gubbi Gubbi troupe will also present a welcome dance on the night featuring one of the art installations as a backdrop.
The lanterns will also be used at the Street Party (a free event) on the Saturday evening and will then go on permanent display at Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre. To register for one of these workshops please contact the Australian Body Art Carnivale Event Manager Danielle Taylor on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0403 023 802.
N.B. Registrations are also open for all Australian Body Art Carnivale competitions (full body art, face painting, pavement art, vehicle body art, wearable art and photography). Visit www.australianbodyart.com.au for more info, competition registration, and to sign up to receive eNewsletters. Alternatively, phone Danielle Taylor on 0403 023 802.
The Australian Body Art Carnivale is a free non-for profit event thanks to the generosity of its funding partners -- Eumundi Chamber of Commerce; Eumundi Combined Community Organisation; Eumundi and District Community Association; the Eumundi and District Historical Association; Eumundi Square; APN; Snazaroo Face Paints; Zinc 96.1FM, Firefly Solutions; Avant Card; McDonalds; Tourism Noosa; Festivals Australia; and Sunshine Coast Regional Council (assisted through the grants program).
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