The Australian Body Art Carnivale is Australia’s premier body art event, attracting artists and spectators from across Australia and overseas.
Amazing artworks and music all weekend. And it's FREE!
The Australian Body Art Carnivale is held annually in Eumundi, the dates for 2013 are Saturday 11 May and Sunday 12 May (Mother's Day).
The 2013 theme is the "Best of Oz" which lends itself to a wide range of interpretations for artists. Think Aussie icons like the Opera House or Harbour Bridge, The Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, or Kakadu. Iconic people like Dame Edna, Kylie Minogue, Metre Maids, Bondi Lifesavers, and sports stars from Black Caviar to tennis and cricketing legends may provide inspiration. Or iconic Aussie brands and inventions – from the pavlova to vegemite, or even the hills hoist. Plus there is a host of Aussie movies from which to draw inspiration - from Mad Max to Priscilla Queen of the Desert. The theme certainly doesn’t rule out interpretation of The Wizard of Oz either - good and wicked witches, scarecrows, tin men, munchkins and more!
The Carnivale will again be ‘A Festival of Colour’ centred around body art in its many and varied forms. For members of the public, it will be nothing short of phenomenal to watch the human canvases take shape during the competitions. For artists it presents an opportunity to showcase their creativity, experience the amazing atmosphere of the Carnivale and compete for over $14,000 in cash and prizes.
There will be a feast of other entertainment including ticketed events on the Friday and Saturday evenings, competitions and exhibitions in wearable art, vehicle art and photography.
All weekend there will also be music, street performers, market stalls, and lots of fun activities for kids and families including face painting, craft workshops, pavement art and the ‘All Dolled Up’ doll decoration workshop and competition. Plus it is a great place to take Mum on Sunday for a Mother’s Day outing with the family - don't forget to book your tickets for the EDCA Mother's Day High Tea!