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2018 Australian Body Art Festival - Wild Things

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2018 Australian Body Art Festival, Cooroy, 'Wild Things', creative experience, transforming human canvases, Mill Place Community Precinct, Noosa Hinterland, Brush and Sponge Competition, Airbrush Competition, Saturday Soiree, Face Painting, Special Effects, Wearable Art, registrations open, Best Model prize, Photography competition, prizes, RV accommodation, Noosa Trail Estate, bed 'n breakfast, temporary art, FREE for spectators
'Wild Things' is the 2018 theme for the Australian Body Art Festival - Image: Australian Body Art Festival FB


Wild Things, the theme for the 2018 Australian Body Art Festival, conjures up all sorts of images, from wild animals to wild hair to wild imaginations, lending itself perfectly to a wide wild range of interpretations for artists too. If you have missed out on previous years' Body Art Festivals, 2018's not-to-be-missed Festival of Colour is all happening on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 April.

The Australian Body Art Festival is Australia's premier body art event - a colourful, vibrant and totally creative experience to be enjoyed and appreciated by all ages. This unique Festival attracts artists and spectators from all over the world, affirming the Body Art Festival's appeal, which is nothing short of phenomenal. In 2017 we (hubby and I) were totally blown away, as boundaries were pushed by artists transforming human canvases into the most stunning works of art, while we watched from the sidelines, in awe at all the creativity.

2018 Australian Body Art Festival, Cooroy, 'Wild Things', creative experience, transforming human canvases, Mill Place Community Precinct, Noosa Hinterland, Brush and Sponge Competition, Airbrush Competition, Saturday Soiree, Face Painting, Special Effects, Wearable Art, registrations open, Best Model prize, Photography competition, prizes, RV accommodation, Noosa Trail Estate, bed 'n breakfast, temporary art, FREE for spectators
A Festival of Colour - Image: Australian Body Art Festival FB


This incredible Festival of Colour is totally FREE for spectators, and is held at the Mill Place Community Precinct, in the Noosa Hinterland town of Cooroy. With a full two day programme of competition events happening, including the inspirational 'body' of artworks plus street performers and market stalls, you need to bookmark your calendars early, to ensure you don't miss out on what is promising to be a breathtaking and totally epic 2018 Australian Body Art Festival.

PROGRAMME FOR THE WEEKEND

SATURDAY 7 APRIL - TBC

👩‍🎤 8.00am | Competition Registration - All competitors and models must register prior to competition commencing

👨‍🎤 9.00am | Brush and Sponge Competition starts at the Marquee; runs until 2.30pm

👩‍🎤 9.00am | Airbrush Competition starts at the Marquee; runs until 2.30pm

👨‍🎤 9.30am | Competitors Marquee opens to the public

2018 Australian Body Art Festival, Cooroy, 'Wild Things', creative experience, transforming human canvases, Mill Place Community Precinct, Noosa Hinterland, Brush and Sponge Competition, Airbrush Competition, Saturday Soiree, Face Painting, Special Effects, Wearable Art, registrations open, Best Model prize, Photography competition, prizes, RV accommodation, Noosa Trail Estate, bed 'n breakfast, temporary art, FREE for spectators
Image: Australian Body Art Festival FB

Above image - Logo by Matt Blak, body painting by DJO Designs and photo by Bullet Photography

👩‍🎤 4.00pm | Parade and Award Ceremony for Brush and Sponge and Airbrush Competition on the stage

👨‍🎤 5.00pm | Saturday Soiree - Mix and mingle with the artists, models and sponsors
A cash bar and food, together with some excellent music, will ensure a superb night of entertainment

SUNDAY 8 APRIL - TBC

👩‍🎤 8.00am | Competition Registration - All competitors and models must register prior to competition commencing

👨‍🎤 9.00am | Face Painting Competition starts at the Marquee; runs until 1.00pm

👩‍🎤 9.00am | Special Effects Competition starts at the Marquee; runs until 2.30pm

👨‍🎤 9.30am | Competitors Marquee opens to the public

👩‍🎤 1.00pm | Cooroy Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank Wearable Art on the stage

👨‍🎤 2.30pm | Parade and Award Ceremony for Face Painting and Special Effects on the stage

Registrations for body artists are now open. Should you wish to compete at the 2018 Australian Body Art Festival, please download an Entry Form here. For an in-depth look at the Competition Rules for all the competition categories, please click here.

2018 Australian Body Art Festival, Cooroy, 'Wild Things', creative experience, transforming human canvases, Mill Place Community Precinct, Noosa Hinterland, Brush and Sponge Competition, Airbrush Competition, Saturday Soiree, Face Painting, Special Effects, Wearable Art, registrations open, Best Model prize, Photography competition, prizes, RV accommodation, Noosa Trail Estate, bed 'n breakfast, temporary art, FREE for spectators
2017 models in early stages of being adorned - Images: Elaine de Wet


COMPETITION CATEGORIES AND PRIZES

👩‍🎤 Brush and Sponge Competition - Saturday 7 April

1st Prize | Trophy and $500 prize value, sponsored by (still to be announced)
2nd Prize | Trophy and $250 prize value, sponsored by Always Wicked Art
People's Choice - Trophy Prize

👨‍🎤 Airbrush Competition - Saturday 7 April

1st Prize | Trophy and $500 prize value, sponsored by SPV Accounting
2nd Prize | Trophy and $250 prize value, sponsored by Michelle Maclennan Art
People's Choice - Trophy Prize

👩‍🎤 Special Effects Competition - Sunday 8 April

1st Prize | Trophy and $500 prize value, sponsored by Bold As Love Jewellers
2nd Prize | Trophy and $250 prize value, sponsored by Hinternoosa Real Estate
People's Choice | Trophy Prize

👨‍🎤 Face Painting Competition - Sunday 8 April

1st Prize | Trophy and $300 prize value, sponsored by Gelignite Jacks
2nd Prize | Trophy and $100 prize value, sponsored by (still to be announced)
People's Choice | Trophy Prize

👩‍🎤 Cooroy Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank Wearable Art Competition - Sunday 8 April

1st Prize | Trophy and $700 prize value, sponsored by Studio Republic
2nd Prize | Trophy and $200 prize value, sponsored by The Shed @ Cooroy
People's Choice | Trophy Prize

2108 Australian Body Art Festival, Cooroy, 'Wild Things', creative experience, transforming human canvases, Mill Place Community Precinct, Noosa Hinterland, Brush and Sponge Competition, Airbrush Competition, Saturday Soiree, Face Painting, Special Effects, Wearable Art, registrations open, Best Model prize, Photography competition, prizes, RV accommodation, Noosa Trail Estate, bed 'n breakfast, temporary art, FREE for spectators
I just loved the magical creativity of this body art in 2017 - Image: Elaine de Wet


Best Model

Saturday | Prize sponsored by Firefly Solutions
Sunday | Prize sponsored by (still to be announced)

Photography Competition

Photo Print | Trophy and $400 prize value
Digital Art | Trophy and $400 prize value
People's Choice | Prize sponsored by (still to be announced)
Highly Commended - Prize

All prizes are still to be confirmed and may be amended to be a sponsored prize, cash or a combination of both. As you can see there are some superb prizes to be won by body art creatives, which makes the competition all the more exciting as the best of the best from around the country arrive in Cooroy to compete at the Australian Body Art Festival.

The Australian Body Art Festival is a sponsors' dream, attracting massive media attention and very large crowds. If you are interested in getting involved as a sponsor, or to learn more, please contact the Festival organisers here or alternatively, download the 2018 ABAF Sponsorship Invitation here. To view the list of generous sponsors who fund and support the Australian Body Art Festival, please click here.



Magical, creative and totally awe-inspiring - watch the video above from the 2017 Australian Body Art Festival, held in Cooroy.

To register as a model for the 2018 Australian Body Art Festival, please click here to download the form;
To register as a photographer for the photography competition, please click here to download the form or to book online;
To apply for a non-food market stall, please click here to download the form;
To apply for a food stall - Sorry, this is already fully booked!

Parking is available for the Australian Body Art Festival on the vacant land in Lower Mill Road - visitors to the Festival will just need to walk across the bridge to the festival site.

The 2018 Australian Body Art Festival organisers are expecting more than seven thousand visitors over the two day weekend in April - it sounds like a fabulous excuse for a weekend getaway, in which case you might need to get in early.

2018 Australian Body Art Festival, Cooroy, 'Wild Things', creative experience, transforming human canvases, Mill Place Community Precinct, Noosa Hinterland, Brush and Sponge Competition, Airbrush Competition, Saturday Soiree, Face Painting, Special Effects, Wearable Art, registrations open, Best Model prize, Photography competition, prizes, RV accommodation, Noosa Trail Estate, bed 'n breakfast, temporary art, FREE for spectators
The Wild Things are coming - Image: Australia Body Art Festival FB


Accommodation in and around Cooroy

There is RV accommodation in Cooroy, just a few hundred metres walk from the festival site - please click here to view details and prices;
Noosa Trail Estate, one of the 2018 Body Art Festivals' sponsors, have a luxurious Bed 'n Breakfast, just 1.5km up the road from the festival site;
For additional accommodation options, which might be slightly further afield, please click Tourism Noosa's website here.

If you're looking for a magical weekend of exceptional and stunning creativity, focused on full body painting - temporary art, not tattooing - the 2018 Australian Body Art Festival is stacking up to be an unparalleled, mind-blowing event and THE not-to-be-missed unusual event for the year!

2018 Australian Body Art Festival, Cooroy, 'Wild Things', creative experience, transforming human canvases, Mill Place Community Precinct, Noosa Hinterland, Brush and Sponge Competition, Airbrush Competition, Saturday Soiree, Face Painting, Special Effects, Wearable Art, registrations open, Best Model prize, Photography competition, prizes, RV accommodation, Noosa Trail Estate, bed 'n breakfast, temporary art, FREE for spectators
The spectacular Body Art Festival is being held at the Mill Place Community Precinct in Cooroy - Image: Elaine de Wet
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Why? For a magical weekend of exceptional and stunning creativity, focused on full body painting
When: Saturday 7 April and Sunday 8 April 2018 | Competitors Marquee opens to the public at 9.30am on both days
Where: Mill Place, Marara Street, Cooroy, QLD, 4563
Cost: FREE for spectators | Please see Entry Form link for Competitors' entry fees
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