Body artist commended

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Body artist Carly Marr is cel­e­brat­ing af­ter her work on a hu­man can­vas was recog­nised at the NZ Body Art Show­case.

The Grey Lynn artist was awarded a spe­cial com­men­da­tion in the Weta Work­shop SPFX Crea­tures cat­e­gory at the awards held at the Bruce Ma­son Cen­tre on Septem­ber 21.

Her model Shan­non Marr was trans­formed from head to toe in paint and pros­thet­ics to be­come the Ele­phant Man for the cir­cus-in­spired cre­ation.

This year’s show­case was su­pe­rior to pre­vi­ous years, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Jonathan Smith says.

‘‘Due to an ob­vi­ous in­crease in artist abil­i­ties and cre­ativ­ity and amaz­ing per­for­mances from the Apollo Theatre School and Sil­ver Cir­cle ac­ro­bats.’’

The show will take a break next year to en­able or­gan­is­ers to restyle it and hope­fully get more spon­sors on board be­fore it re­turns in 2015.

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