This year sees a new workshop at the upcoming Australian Body Art Carnivale (12 and 13 May in Eumundi) titled “All Dolled Up”, and organisers are seeking a crucial component … dolls!
The “All Dolled Up” workshops will encourage everyone to get hands-on and paint bodies (albeit small ones!) Dolls will serve as the “models” to be painted, decorated and enhanced, and adults as well as kids will be welcome to take part.
Workshop organisers Kait Manchip and Viv Eardley have been scouring opp shops and garage sales to collect a stockpile of dolls to decorate, but are in need of more dolls.
“Donations of pre-loved fashion dolls would be fantastic – dolls like Barbie and Ken, and Bratz sized dolls are ideal,” says Kait. “Even broken dolls, dolls with bad hair cuts and spare limbs can be used”
“If there’s anyone out there having a clean up and wondering what to do with dolls no longer used, we’d be thrilled to put them to good use. Donations of anything sea themed or “bling” would be great too”.
If you have dolls to donate, please contact Kait on 5442 7527; email her at email@example.com; or deliver them to:
‘All Dolled Up’ c/- Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre, Corner Gridley Street and Memorial Drive
Workshop details for the Carnivale weekend (12 & 13 May):
“The cost will be $7 per person, and you’ll be provided a doll to transform, along with paint, glitter, glue, clay, fabric, and more. And you are welcome to bring extra bits of trash or treasure, sparkles, plastic fish, whatever you like, to assist your creations,” says Kait.
As they are completed, dolls will be displayed in the ‘All Dolled Up’ workshop tent for all to see.
Decorated dolls will also be in the running for prizes, to be awarded in the categories of: Best Entry by Under 15 Year Old; Best Overall Entry; Viewers' Choice; and Best Representation of the 2012 Carnivale Theme – ‘Under the Sea’
“If people prefer to decorate their dolls at home, they are welcome to bring them along on the day and enter them in the display and competition”. There will be reduced entry fee of $5 for those that prefer to bring their own doll – to decorate at the event, or pre-decorated at home.
Kait says the All Dolled Up workshop will be a great way to get involved in the weekend focused around body art, colour and creativity.
“We can’t wait to see what creations workshop participants come up with on the Carnivale weekend”.
Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre, Eumundi
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