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Australian Body Art Carnivale 2013

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by Heath Hewitt (subscribe)
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Come to Eumundi to see something you've never seen before
Dressing up has a completely different meaning at the Australian Body Art Carnivale at Eumundi. The annual event is the country's premier body art show, attracting artists and spectators from around Australia and abroad. The weekend crowds get to watch as bodies are painted in fun and fantastic colours and designs, listen to good local music, and best of all, it's free to check it out.

Coral Goddess by Rosemary Beard/Copyright GreyRose Photography
Coral Goddess by Rosemary Beard/Copyright GreyRose Photography


For the 2013 event on May 11 and 12, the theme is Best of Oz, and we're not necessarily just talking about the wizard. The best thing about art is that it's open to wild and wonderful interpretations. This year's event is sure to see some interesting takes on classic Australian icons, from the Opera House and Harbour Bridge to our iconic exports such as Kylie Minogue and even Black Caviar.

Get ready to see some unique art/Picture from australianbodyart.com.au/
Get ready to see some unique art/Picture from australianbodyart.com.au/


The carnivale prides itself on being a 'Festival of Colour'. Members of the crowd are always in awe of just how creative these artists can get. There's no more unique a canvas than the human body - none of them match. You'll also see plenty of different kinds of art, there are multiple categories available for artists to enter. Besides the main attraction, there's also the Bendigo Bank Wearable Art competition and parades. It's been around since 2008 and grows in popularity ever year.



For the car enthusiasts, there's the Vehicle Body Art component. Here you'll find the show and shine, where all cars, bikes, vans and even truck owners with special body paintwork can enter. There's also the chance for artists to show their talents by entering the car bonnet art competition. If you're interested in any way, you'll find an entry form here.

This festival has put Eumundi on the world map/Picture from australianbodyart.com.au/
This festival has put Eumundi on the world map/Picture from australianbodyart.com.au/


If you're planning on going out there, make sure you show up on the right day. May 11 will include a couple of categories of body art. Sunday will showcase the special effects category and face painting, wearable art and vehicle body art competitions. A photography competition runs over both days. Both days of the weekend you'll find market stalls, fun activities for kids, music and street performers.

It's not just bodies being painted here/Pictures by This festival has put Eumundi on the world map/Picture from australianbodyart.com.au/
It's not just bodies being painted here/Pictures by This festival has put Eumundi on the world map/Picture from australianbodyart.com.au/


You don't have to go to the other side of the globe to see something you've never seen before - check out the Australian Body Art Carnivale for something unique.
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Why? To see something you've never seen before.
When: May 11 and 12, 2013
Phone: 0403 023 802
Where: Eumundi Amphitheatre, adjacent to the Napier Rd carpark
Cost: Free to enter
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Fantastic body art. It makes me think of Smurfs on a nudist beach.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12207) 2236 days ago
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