Best of Oz theme announced for 2013 Australian Body Art Carnival

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Organisers of the Australian Body Art Carnivale have announced the highly anticipated theme for 2013, and it is … “The Best of Oz”!
Event Manager Danielle Taylor says the theme 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.”
“Artists may be inspired to create works that relate to Dame Edna, Kylie Minogue, Metre Maids, Bondi Lifesavers, and sports stars from Black Caviar to tennis and cricketing legends,” Danielle says.
“Or iconic Aussie brands and inventions – from the pavlova to vegemite, or even the hills hoist. Plus there is a host of Aussie movies to draw inspiration from Mad Max to Priscilla Queen of the Desert,” she says.
Danielle says the theme certainly doesn’t rule out interpretation of The Wizard of Oz either. “We’d welcome good and wicked witches, scarecrows, tin men, munchkins and more!”
Held annually in Eumundi, the Australian Body Art Carnivale is Australia’s premier body art event, attracting artists and spectators from across Australia and overseas. It is a colourful and creative festival experience for all ages. The dates for 2013 are Saturday 11 May and Sunday 12 May (Mother’s Day).
The event is centred on competitions in full body art and face painting, but also includes competitions and exhibitions in wearable art, vehicle art and photography.
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The Australian Body Art Carnivale is a free non-for profit event thanks to the generosity of its funding partners. Major supporters include – Eumundi Chamber of Commerce; Eumundi Combined Community Organisation; Eumundi and District Community Association; Eumundi Square; the Eumundi and District Historical Association; the Original Eumundi Markets; Snazaroo Facepaint; Cooroy Community Branch of Bendigo Bank and Sunshine Coast Regional Council via the grants program.