What is The Australian Body Art Festival?
Beginning in 2008, the Australian Body Art Carnivale became the premier Body Art event in Australia, being held in Eumundi, SE.Qld until 2015. For a number of reasons, the 2016 event didn't happen but we now have the opportunity to resurrect the event in 2017 and keep it in SE.Qld for good.
It is essentially now a new event with the same name, The Australian BodyArt Festival, with no seed funding and very little legacy being left over from previous sucessful events. We need a leg up to resurrect it and grow it back to previous glories where it can once again become a self-sustaining celebration of art and imagination.
This is what we’re doing about it....
We are going full steam ahead to host the new Australian BodyArt Festival in Cooroy, SE. Qld over the weekend of 8th & 9th April 2017. The event will be run as a free to attend event for the public, with the artists and photographers paying a modest fee to enter each of the competitions. There will be food and entertainment throughout the event.
You can join us....
We need to raise at least $5000 to pay for some of the infrastructure costs. We need to hire the large marquee under which all the magic happens. The artists need space to work in while at the same time giving the public access to see them at work. We need to hire a stage, catwalk and sound and lighting equipment for the parades each afternoon. Plus we'd like to make the area look like a Wonderland with lots of art installations for everyone to enjoy.
And here’s some amazing artistic perks for supporting us that you can’t live without....
$10 gets you a Body Art Festival Fridge Magnet depicting a lineup of awesome body art creations.
$20 gets you a Body Art Festival Stubby Cooler that is the coolest way to keep your drinks cold!
$30 and you get an eco friendly tote bag with an amazing BodyArt image so you'll be stylish and attention getting when you are out and about.
Donate $50 and get this funky coffee mug. It looks like a plain black mug until you fill it with your favourite hot drink which will reveal these amazing BodyArt characters - you'll be the talk of the staff room!
Got enough Mugs but still want to give $50? Then go for our full colour wall calendar, each month has a stunning bodyart creation to display on your wall and it is created by photographer Owen Lyell.
You can never have enough T-Shirts! $100 gets you this exclusive 2017 BodyArt T-Shirt + if you can make it to the event, you'll get VIP Seating at the parades on both days of the 2017 ABAF.
Donations of $300 will be used towards Prize Money for the 2nd Placed artists in each category which will give you recognition on our website, Facebook page, the event programme and by the MC plus but we'll also send you the T-Shirt and give you VIP Seating at the parades.
$600 Donations will be used for the Winning Artists prizes and you'll get everything above: The recognition, the VIP seats, the T-Shirt, the Mug, the Calendar, the Tote bag and the Magnet + our undying gratitude!
Don't forget to share around so others can share in the bounty and support the most fantastic body art event to be found!