The 2019 Australian Body Art Festival saw colour, activity and amazing art and it was all captured by a dozen photographers competing to get the best shots in the photographic competition. This year two local photographers took the winning shots in the two competition categories.
Winning the Photo Print Category sponsored by Cooroy RSL was Owen Lyell from Eumundi with his shot of the first prize face painting piece by Yenni Redding. The photograph was captured which was captured at the Chinese take away in Cooroy.
Monique Vecchio from Cooroy won the Digital Art category sponsored by Gelignite Jacks with a photo of first-time body art entrant Morgan Scott’s Special Effects piece edited onto a ghostly forest background.
“The festival is a huge attraction for photographers and as part of the festival we have a photographic competition which is available to a limited number of photographers who get an access all areas pass to capture all the fun of the two-day festival,” said event manager, Danielle Taylor.
“The theme of Other Worlds this year produced some truly spectacular living artworks and the photographers have captured some beautiful photos. With photographers coming from all over Australia, it was great to see that two local photographers took out the prizes.”
This festival is run by the volunteers at Cooroy Chamber of Commerce with sponsorships from Eumundi & District Historical Association, Tourism Noosa, Cooroy Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, Wythes Real Estate, Noosa Outback, Sunshine Coast Daily, Outback Queensland Tourism, Wattle Media, Cooroy Supa IGA, Fiducian Financial Services, Face Paint Shop Australia, Regional Training Services Qld, Sunny Coast Accountants, Mehron Australia, Face Paints Australia, The Looney Bin, Derivan, RACV Noosa, SPV Accounting, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Gelignite Jacks, Black Ant Gourmet, Firefly Solutions, Junkies Magazine, The Blacksmiths, Cooroy Menswear & Jeanery, Original Eumundi Markets, Geoff Cook Signs, Mudputty, Not Just Another Salon, and Fairytale Events & Equip4Hire.
The 2019 event was also funded by the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund and the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland’s Destination Events Program. For more information visit www.australianbodyart.com.au