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.
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
Saturday | Prize sponsored by Firefly Solutions
Sunday | Prize sponsored by (still to be announced)
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.
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.
The Wild Things are coming - Image: Australia Body Art Festival FB
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!
The spectacular Body Art Festival is being held at the Mill Place Community Precinct in Cooroy - Image: Elaine de Wet