The spectacularly lavish 2019 Australian Body Art Festival, is once again about to hit our Sunshine Coast shores, by returning to the picturesque little hinterland town of Cooroy - same town, but new venue … at Apex Park.
The Australian Body Art Festival is Australia's top-tier body painting art event and with a different theme every year, attracts artists and spectators from across Australia and abroad. The theme for 2019 is 'Other Worlds', which will surely lend itself to an inspirational array of interpretations from artists. All you need is …. imagination and creativity … and a body to paint, of course.
Imagination and creativity - Image: Australian Body Art Festival FB
The Australian Body Art Festival is a vibrant 'festival of colour' event, focusing on competitions in full body painting - temporary art, not tattooing - with competitors exhibiting their works in various mediums, including brush and sponge, airbrush, special effects and face painting. The Australian Body Art Festival also showcases competitions and exhibitions in wearable art and photography.
Spectators to the Australian Body Art Festival have the opportunity to watch on in awe as extraordinarily talented artists magically evolve their human canvases from the 'every day' into magnificent, gloriously colourful 'other worldliness' creations. It's magical and it's creative - bodies of art that are visions to behold!
2019 will be our third year of attending the Australian Body Art Festival and with the entertaining programme on offer, my expectations are at an all-time high - I am excited to see how this spectacular festival has progressed to cap all previous years. The Australian Body Art Festival is FREE for spectators to attend on Saturday 6 April and Sunday 7 April.
The Opening Night function is a ticketed event of the Australian Body Art Festival and is to be held in the Grand Marquee in Apex Park on Friday night, the 5 April from 5.00pm. The aim of the Opening Night function is to host artists, models, sponsors, volunteers and anybody else who loves being involved with the spectacular Australian Body Art Festival.Opening Night will feature entertainment, roving performers, lucky door prize, face painting, locally sourced products on three grazing tables and a cash bar. The dress code for Opening Night is: party clothing or fancy dress to the 2019 theme 'Other Worlds'.
Make sure you don't miss out on the fabulous Opening Night function as it kicks off this year's spectacular Australian Body Art Festival. Book your $25 entry to the Opening Night function for the Australian Body Art Festivalhere, via trybooking.com
There are some fantastic prizes for the imaginative creatives that enter the Australian Body Art Festival.
✵Brush & Sponge Competition 1st Prize | Trophy and $500 prize value 2nd Prize | Trophy and $250 prize value
People's Choice | Trophy prize
1st Prize | Trophy and $500 prize value
2nd Prize | Trophy and $250 prize value
People's Choice | Trophy prize
There has been an absolute rush on for artists to compete at the prestigious Australian Body Art Festival, so some of the categories have already been 'sold out' with the quotas having been filled. There are still a few categories open, which I will list below, for artists who might be keen on competing, at the 2019 Australian Body Art Festival.
For the rest of us, we have the absolute pleasure of participating in this spectacular Australian Body Art Festival, from the sidelines. You can take it from me, this is a fabulously unique event and well worth attending - you will be totally awe-struck by the innovative talent on display. With the bonus of FREE admission to spectators for the two day weekend, the all-ages 2019 Australian Body Art Festival in Cooroy, is definitely one to bookmark!
Bookmark the picturesque little hinterland town of Cooroy for early April - Image: author