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Australian Body Art Festival

The Australian Body Art Festival is an incredible celebration of everything body painting.

Its history dates to 2007 when Australian body painter Ria Clauss travelled to Austria’s World Body Art Festival.

Australian Body Art Festival, 2022 Dates, Program & Entry Registration

The event sparked an idea, and Ria eventually birthed the country’s very own body art festival. Throughout the years, the event has attracted hundreds of creative, passionate volunteers who have all worked tirelessly to shine a light on this exceptional talent. The Eumundi and District Historical Association organised the first two years. However, it was eventually transferred to the Eumundi Chamber of Commerce by 2010, and then the Original Eumundi Markets hosted it in 2015.

By 2017, the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce ran the event, working in partnership with Danielle Taylor together with Firefly Solutions, who successfully ran the festival in Eumundi. Today, the festival celebrates all kinds of body art: from body painting to wearable art, filling up two days of unforgettable visuals and sounds with live entertainment for everyone. The event has been significant in providing a platform for all artists and spectators, continuously growing in leaps and bounds each year.

In addition, the festivals have a changing theme annually. However, the primary attraction remains the same: exciting competitions in temporary body art, attracting captivatingly talented artists from all over the country who can exhibit their work using different mediums.

Exhibitions and competitions in speed ultraviolet painting, surfboard art, airbrush, wearable art, face painting, special effects, and so much more are all just a peek of what you can look forward to. The festival will also include food and market stalls, truly offering something for everyone in a dazzling art-filled weekend.

The Australia Body Art Festival takes place every April in Apex Park in Cooroy.

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