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NZ Body Art Awards 2009: Fantasaisa Asia

Welcome everyone to an all new season of NZ Body Art

NZ Body Art Awards 2009

Fantasaisa Asia

2 May 2009

Artists – create your own fantasy to present on stage

Audience – work on your Fantasia Asia costume theme and be in to win the Audience Spot Prize.

Body Art From Abroad

A note from Mem’s recent travels to Seeboden, Austria, where she has successfully showcased the NZ Body Art Awards Event at the World Body Painting Festival, creating much interest with our counterparts.

The world festival of Body Painting was a great opportunity to network with some of the most wonderful body painters and artists from around the world.

Meeting people such as Jinny, Alex Hansen, Phillipo, Bella Volen was a great inspiration and a fabulous opportunity to learn new tricks and watch artists at work.

I met up with one of our own sponsors, Michael de Prycker and his family from Fantasy Worldwide, and had a great opportunity to talk with him about other events happening around the world, products that are on the market and opportunities to promote body art

The most stimulating thing I have realized from this trip was being involved in a large community of artists who are so passionate about this art form. I have been fortunate to gather and share experiences and passions.

And of course there is the Body Art Circus Ball where we have the opportunity to view fashion combined with body art as well as Art Ballet, a Polish group that body paint and perform on stage.

Everyone is so interested in the NZ Body Art Awards and I took delight in showing off the photos from the 2008 NZBAA. People where extremely impressed especially with our artists and a bit blown away with the novice entries. Many of our novices in NZ are up there with a lot of the artists that collect from around the world at this festival.

Of course I also meet many people who's aim and ambition is to work in NZ for our world famous Weta Workshops.

I studied the judging process and the event in general so that I am able to keep upgrading our own Awards and develop ideas that will improve our general running of the event. We are doing very well from my observations from this event that has been running for 11 years.

Thank you all for your support and energy that you have given me. A special thanks to Arts Venture and Bittermoon who made it possible for me to attend the event.

Mem Bourke’s entry at the World Body Painting Festival, Seeboden, Austria

NZ Body Art Awards would like to congratulate our truly talented Yo Bartrum, who also attended the World Festival of Body Painting in Austria. Assisted by her sister, Myrthe, and husband Julian volunteering to be the model they painted up a storm and received Second place in the Bodypainting Special FX awards. Enjoy the images that Yo has forwarded to us:

Westfield Style Pasifika 08

On Friday 5 September the 2008 Westfield Style Pasifika Awards will be taking place at Vector Arena in Auckland.

Westfield Style Pasifika is a 2 hour entertainment spectacular of traditional and contemporary fashion, dance and music. Reflecting a theme of Mana Pasifika.

A number of the artists who took part in the NZ Body Art Awards earlier this year are also taking part in this years Style Pasifika which is bound to be a fun and colourful evening and celebration for all.

Tickets are available from TicketMaster or (09) 970 9700

Kryolan Distributors

Did you know that the NZ Body Art Awards are distributors of Kryolan?

With the 2008 NZ Body Art Awards only a few weeks away you might have noticed that your paint supplies are running a bit low.

So why not call us at the NZ Body Art Awards office, (09) 486 8028, and see what we have in stock or what we can get in for you.


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