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The Australian Body Art Festival, is first and foremost a celebration of the passionate body painting industry. The festival is held in Cooroy, a beautiful area of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Each year a theme is chosen which the artist use as inspiration to create their work. The theme for 2021 is Time Travel and artists will compete in the following categories; Brush and Sponge, Airbrush, Noosa Outback Surf Art, Special Effects, Wearable Art, Face Painting and Junior Face Painting.

Australian Body Art Festival Christine Murphy

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The Australian Body Art Festival, is first and foremost a celebration of the passionate body painting industry. The festival is held in Cooroy, a beautiful area of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Each year a theme is chosen which the artist use as inspiration to create their work. The theme for 2021 is Time Travel and artists will compete in the following categories; Brush and Sponge, Airbrush, Noosa Outback Surf Art, Special Effects, Wearable Art, Face Painting and Junior Face Painting.

    Time Travel 2021 – Recap and Highlights

    Time Travel 2021 – Recap and Highlights

    Danielle Taylor, Event Manager, and I recorded this interview a few days after the festival and had a great time discussing the highlights, surprises and enjoyment has over the weekend. So much time, effort and money goes in to creating this festival and much appreciation must be shown to the sponsors, volunteers, artists, models and of course Kerrie and Danielle for all their organising and support to ensure the festival went off without a hitch!!! The biggest appreciation goes out to all the visitors for your support, encouragement and involvement each and every visitor helped make the festival amazing for all!!! Until next year, say safe and well!

    For more information on the Australian Body Art Festival, please go to: australianbodyart.com.au or visit Facebook and Instagram @australianbodyartfestival.

    • 28 min
    Billie Baxter Noosa Outback Surf Art Winner 2021

    Billie Baxter Noosa Outback Surf Art Winner 2021

    Billie Baxter not only won the overall Noosa Outback Surf Art category but was awarded People’s Choice as well. Billie's piece captured the imagination of so many over the weekend with its stand out feature being the infinity mirror. All of the surf art pieces were auctioned off at the end of the festival and Billie was able to meet the new owner of her surfboard which was a highlight for her.

    Follow Billie on Instagram @billierbaxter.

    For more information on the Australian Body Art Festival, please go to: australianbodyart.com.au or visit Facebook and Instagram @australianbodyartfestival.

    • 10 min
    Lorien Dalcastello - Wearable Art Winner 2021

    Lorien Dalcastello - Wearable Art Winner 2021

    This year we have seen many young artists excelling at the festival! Lorien is one of those artists and has taken out the overall winner for the Wearable Art category with the support of her brother Oliver as her model. Lorien has been a multi-award winner at Mary Valley Art Festival, was artist in residence at the 2017 Australian Body Art Festival creating a beautiful piece using ink and watercolour and in 2019 she received Highly Commended in the Wearable Art category which was her first time competing at the Australian Body Art Festival.

    Follow Lorien on Instagram @puggle_bee

    For more information on the Australian Body Art Festival, please go to: australianbodyart.com.au or visit Facebook and Instagram @australianbodyartfestival.

    • 5 min
    Fran Catford - Airbrush Winner 2021

    Fran Catford - Airbrush Winner 2021

    Fran and her model Alicia were the very proud winners of the Airbrush competition and it was a tight competition indeed! Fran and her models work so hard together to create and bring Fran’s creations to life. Taking out two wins this year has been an honour for Fran and we can’t wait to see her next year!

    Follow Fran and her work by clicking the links below:

      Facebook    Instagram       FC HOME

    More information on the Australian Body Art Festival:

    australianbodyart.com.au   Facebook     Instagram 

    • 12 min
    Mason Whitton - Face Painting Winner 2021

    Mason Whitton - Face Painting Winner 2021

    Face Painting Winner – Mason Whitton

    Congratulations to Mason Whitton, at the tender age of 18 he has entered the competition with a bang!!! Mason has taken out People’s Choice and has been awarded the overall winner for the Face Painting category. Listen to Mason and his model Josephine tell us about the final concept, what it’s like to be a model and how he will be celebrating this wonderful achievement!

    Follow Mason on Instagram  and Tik Tok

    For more information on the Australian Body Art Festival:

    australianbodyart.com.au    Facebook    Instagram

    • 5 min
    Fran Catford - Special Effects Winner 2021

    Fran Catford - Special Effects Winner 2021

    Special Effects Winner – Fran Catford

    It was a clean sweep for Fran and her model, Jess, in the Special Effects category this year. Fran won People’s Choice and was the overall winner for this category and Jess was awarded Best Model. Before you listen to this episode, pop over to Fran’s or the Festival’s social media to find a photo of Fran’s winning piece as you will be able to see the features she is describing. Her work will come to life right in front of your eyes!

    Follow Fran and her work by clicking the links below:

      Facebook  Instagram  FC HOME  

    For more information on the Australian Body Art Festival:

    australianbodyart.com.au | Facebook   Instagram 

    • 6 min

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