BRING out your ghouls, headless bodies, and a few angels.
Dreams and Nightmares is the theme for the 2014 Australian Body Art Carnivale on the Sunshine Coast.
Competition details have just been released and registrations are now open.
The 2014 event will take place in Eumundi on the weekend of 3 to 4 May 2014, attracting artists and spectators from across Australia and overseas.
Event manager Danielle Taylor says the event is centred on competitions in full body art (temporary art - not tattoo) with competitions in the categories of brush and sponge, airbrush and special effects as well as face painting.
The event also showcases competitions and exhibitions in wearable art, vehicle art and photography.
"We encourage and challenge artists from a range of backgrounds to get involved as there is something for everyone - artists with experience in fine art and visual art, make up and special effects, textile art, street art, airbrush sign craft, spray painting, graphic art, as well as fashion and photography," she says.
"If you've never competed in an event like this, it's simply a matter of adapting your designs to a different canvas such as the human body or a car bonnet! And for the wearable art competition, use your skills to create funky fashion using recycled materials."
Competitors are in the running for more than $12,000 in cash and prizes.
Danielle says the theme lends itself to a wealth of interpretations.
"The dreams component conjures up thoughts of ethereal nymphs, fairies, angels and even career dreams such as being a sporting legend, while the nightmares aspect of the theme covers the darker side of our imagination with spooky demons, ghouls and the scary beasts of nightmares."
"Past entrants tell us that it is an experience like no other - a unique chance to work alongside fellow artists, a chance to showcase creativity, with some great prizes and a whole lot of fun."
She emphasizes that artists in the body art categories can opt to supply their own models, or use models provided by the Carnivale free of charge.
Car bonnets are also provided by the event for those entering the vehicle art competition.
Early bird entry fees apply for all registrations before 28 February 2014.
The Australian Body Art Carnivale is a free non-for profit event thanks to the generosity of its funding partners - Eumundi Chamber of Commerce; Eumundi Combined Community Organisation; Eumundi and District Historical Association; Original Eumundi Markets; Discover Eumundi; Tourism Noosa; Cooroy Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank; Sunshine Coast Daily; and Sunshine Coast Council.
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