Friday 6 April 2012



The 2012 Australian Body Art Carnivale will be taking place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May.

Australia's premier body art event, the Carnivale is a colourful and creative festival experience for all ages, and is FREE for members of the public.

The Australian Body Art Carnivale is held annually in the artistic Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Eumundi, only 15 minutes from Noosa and around an hour north of Brisbane.

Event Manager Danielle Taylor says the event is nothing short of a 'A Festival of Colour' centred around body art in its many and varied forms.

"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," she says.

"For members of the public, it's an event like nothing you've seen before to watch the human canvases take shape during the competitions," she says.

"While we will have experienced body and make-up artists competing, body art experience is not a prerequisite," says Danielle. "Many entrants in previous Carnivales had never before painted on a body – they simply used their artistic flair to work on a very different canvas … the human body!"

And it's not just body art competitions. The Carnivale will also host competitions and exhibitions in:

Wearable Art (fabulous fashion made from recycled treasures)

Vehicle Body Art – a Show & Shine comp for those with vehicles already painted, along with a Car Bonnet Art comp where artists paint a car bonnet

Photography (photo print + digital categories)

The competition theme for this year is "Under the Sea", providing an absolute wealth of inspiration for artists as they compete for over $12,000 in cash and prizes.

The Carnivale will also see world-class street performers, buskers and bands, craft workshops, a Saturday Night Gala Event at Fig Tree Restaurant (ticketed) and a whole lot more.

Visit for more info, competition registration, sponsorship opportunities and to sign up to receive eNewsletters in the lead-up to the event.

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