Artists face off in body art competition
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