Artists face off in body art com­pe­ti­tion

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

Artists of all ages tested their face paint­ing skills at the New Zealand Body Art Colour Fes­ti­val at the Lake House Arts Cen­tre on Satur­day.

Preschool and pri­mary-aged chil­dren com­peted in a mask-mak­ing com­pe­ti­tion, with high school and ter­tiary stu­dents show­ing off their tal­ents along with pro­fes­sional artists.

There was lots of com­radery, with some artists dou­bling as mod­els to help oth­ers out.

The jun­gle-themed com­pe­ti­tion pro­vided a body art event suit­able for the whole fam­ily in the lead up to the New Zealand Body Art Awards event on June 14 at 7.30pm.

While some rain in the mid­dle of the day saw a mo­men­tary lull in ac­tiv­i­ties, the face paint­ing event soon picked up again with artists and mod­els stay­ing on most of the day, fes­ti­val di­rec­tor Mem Bourke says.

As well as face paint­ing, the day was full of live demon­stra­tions of ur­ban graf­fiti art, stilt walk­ers, For­mula One and kite dis­plays.

Liv­ing art: El­lie Louise Ed­wor­thy, 10, was given a gar­den makeover by her mum Emma Louise from Ro­torua in the pro­fes­sional cat­e­gory of the Body Art Awards Colour Fest at Taka­puna’s Lake House on Satur­day.

Tiger ter­ri­tory: Ein Har­ri­son from Mt Al­bert brother Craig Har­ri­son in the ter­tiary sec­tion.

cre­ates a tiger out of her

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