The third year of MBAC proved to be bigger and better than ever! With more categories, including brush & sponge, Amateur, special FX, extreme hair and makeup & face painting. There were around 40 + competitors all painting thier hearts out!
A theme of “wired for sound” was given to all categories, and we set out to interpret this in our own way. Points are given for originality and interpretation of theme, in addition to composition, use of colour & technique. Body painters are given 6 hours to paint their piece and facepainters 2 hours. Let me tell you, that time flies by! The overall standard of work was very high, I was very pleased to place 2nd.
Mem Bourke travelled from New Zealand to present the big prize: A trip to New Zealand to compete in the New Zealand Body art awards in October 2011. this is a huge event, check out the website here , Artists and Models also travelled far and wide to participate.
The event is well supported by the community, check out the full sponsors list here to see all the wonderful businesses that have supported this event. The Sunday Age photographed the event and you can see some wonderful images online here. Wow I could go on and on, there are so many involved and its hard to mention only a few, Thankyou to Ria, who’s vision, hard work and determination has created a wonderful event for us in Melbourne, I am really looking forward to next year, perhaps I’ll see some of you there? here are some pics for you: Click on image to see larger view.