The Australian Body Art Carnivale … a Festival of Colour
Make-up artists, painters, sculptors, designers, fashionistas, and lovers of all things colourful and artistic are advised to put the weekend of 20 and 21 September in their diaries for the 2008 Australian Body Art Carnivale in Eumundi, Queensland.
Event organiser Peter Homan says the event will draw together cutting-edge artists who will create masterpieces using the human body as their inspiration - and canvas.
"The Carnivale is centred around body art in its many and varied forms - from the more readily seen art form of face painting right through to cutting-edge full body painting using airbrush, sponge and brush, as well as special effects," Peter says.
"The theme for this year's body art competitions, including face painting, is 'The Natural World' - and artists will be judged on their interpretation of that theme. Judges will also be looking for creative edge, originality, use of colour, and technical expertise."
"It will be a unique opportunity to watch Australia's best full body artists and face painters do battle, and even try your hand at body art yourself by joining in various workshops," he says.
In addition to the spectacular body art, the 2008 Carnivale will feature the following:
Traditional Aboriginal body painting - demonstrations using natural clays and ochres.
Pavement art - with all visitors are invited to get involved in creating a masterpiece.
Art of the Body - a visual art exhibition, art sale and competition celebrating the human form, as well as life drawing and sculpture workshops.
Fashion Fiesta - parades showcasing the latest creations of local fashion designers.
Wearable art - competition and parades featuring garments created from reused or secondhand materials.
Photographic competitions - in digital and photo print categories + truly unique photographic opportunities all weekend.
"You don't need to be an artist to enjoy the weekend," says Peter. "Just come along to the Carnivale, soak up the fabulous atmosphere, savour the tasty food, and enjoy some great live music and entertainment."
For further info or to register for the competitions or workshops, visit the Australian Body Art Web Site or phone 07 5442 7106.
2008 Australian Body Art Carnivale Updates:
6 September 2008 FOCUS ON FASHION AT AUSTRALIAN BODY ART CARNIVALE
While the 2008 Australian Body Art Carnivale in Eumundi will be centred around body art, it will also have a major focus on fashion - with the Fashion Fiesta on Saturday 20 September and wearable art parades on Sunday 21 September.
Event Organiser Peter Homan says the Fashion Fiesta parades on the Saturday will showcase original garments created by more than 20 local designers from within the Eumundi Market community.
"We are lucky enough to have some of the freshest and most original designers on the Sunshine Coast here at Eumundi Markets, and the Fashion Fiesta is an opportunity for them to take their latest collections to the catwalk.
"Members of the public can enjoy entertainment and Fashion Fiesta parades from 9.15am until 12.30pm at the Eumundi Amphitheatre - adjacent to the Eumundi Markets, which will be trading as usual on the Saturday," Peter says.
"It's a chance to see the latest kidswear from Birikini, Colour Me Happy Kids and Groovy Little Beach Bums; stylish yoga and exercise wear from Soul Song; funky womenswear from Boom Shankar, Hawker Brown, Glad Ragz, Dejavu, Momoko, and Sweet Fanny Adams; undies with attitude from Razzama Dazzle; and stylish hats from Wendy Duff Originals," he says "And that's just for starters!"
On the Sunday, the wearable art parades and entertainment will commence from 11am, and will feature original designs created from reused or secondhand materials.
"Our recycled theme is in line with the Eumundi Markets' focus on sustainability and looking after our environment where we can," he says.
"And don't expect your average ready-to-wear fashion when it comes to wearable art," Peter says. "Judges will be looking for creative edge and originality of material, and designers have been encouraged to 'think outside the square' when developing their garments.
And in other Australian Body Art Carnivale news…
There are limited spaces still available in the body art workshops, so REGISTER NOW by contacting the Australian Body Art Carnivale Office on (07) 5442 7106
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