Australian Body Art Carnivale./ Eumundi Markets. Gabriella models for artist Rachel Casanelia. Photo Geoff Potter / Noosa News
Australian Body Art Carnivale./ Eumundi Markets. Gabriella models for artist Rachel Casanelia. Photo Geoff Potter / Noosa News Geoff Potter

Dreams and nightmares take over body art carnivale

COLOUR took over the 2014 Australian Body Art Carnivale as 100 competitors embraced this year's theme of 'Dreams and Nightmares'.

The community arts event drew thousands of spectators to watch some of the nation's best body artists, face painters, visual artists and wearable art designers create and parade their masterpieces.

Event Manager Danielle Taylor says the theme of 'Dreams and Nightmares' drew a wide range of interpretations across all competition categories and some truly incredible art emerged.

"Some artists focused on dreams, other on nightmares, and many intertwined the two - showing the duality between good and evil, beauty and horror".

"We saw works that featured spiders, grotesque gore, sci-fi horror and monsters as well as angels, rainbow sprites, goddesses and knights in shining armour," Danielle said.

The prize-winners for 2014 are as follows:

Brush & Sponge BODY ART
           Winner & People's Choice: Kim Cakebread
           Runner Up: Gina Nomachi

Airbrush BODY ART
           Winner & People's Choice: Janie Fearon
           Runner Up: Kelli MacAlpine

SPECIAL EFFECTS BODY ART
           Winner: Juliet Bradford
           Runner Up & People's Choice: Kelli MacAlpine

WIMMERS Face Painting
           Winner: Ayesha Henderson
           Runner Up: Lauren Edmonds
           People's Choice & Judge's Encouragement Award: Caitlin Tickner

BENDIGO BANK Wearable Art (fabulous fashion made from recycled treasures)
           Winner: Heather O'Flaherty
           RUNNER-UP Yasmin Bridges
           PEOPLE'S CHOICE Julie Johnson

CAR BONNET PAINTING
           Winner: Rene McGovern
           Runner Up: Adam Rolfe
           People's Choice: Holly Hughes


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