When people say your life is an empty canvas, they seldom mean it physically. At the Australian Body Art Carnivale, however, you'll literally see works of art walking the streets.
Registrations are now open for the 2012 event – taking place in Eumundi May 12-13 — which attracts artists and spectators from across Australia and overseas.
The event is centred on competitions in full body art (temporary paint – not tattoo) and face painting, but also includes competitions and exhibitions in wearable art, vehicle art and photography.
“As the name suggests, the Australian Body Art Carnivale certainly has a strong focus on body art in its many and varied forms – from the more readily seen face painting right through to full body painting in the categories of brush and sponge, airbrush and special effects,” Event Manager Danielle Taylor says.
“There are opportunities for artists with backgrounds in visual art, make up and special effects, textile art, street art, graphic art and more,” she says.
Danielle encourages painters, illustrators and visual artists to consider the event – even if they have never embraced the competition categories before.
“It’s simply a matter of getting familiar with the paint or product and then adapting your designs to a different canvas – that of a body, a pavement or a car bonnet!” A bright and vibrant time is ensured for all, so if you're feeling a bit dull come on down for a splash of character.
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