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NZ Body Art Showcase Winners Announced!

EMBARGOED UNTIL 10.30PM Saturday 1 October

NZ Body Art Showcase Winners Announced!

The ASB Theatre in the Aotea Centre was brought to life tonight with the 6th NZ Body Art Showcase, out-of-this-world creatures and incredible creations themed to Aoteroa Land of Long White Cloud.
The 54 artists involved this year came from all over New Zealand as well as from Australia, the Netherlands and Belgium. J Geeks and the Geeks who were painted by the Cut Above hair and makeup team for the show; and performed their songs ‘Maori Boy and Icky Sticky Love’. Joining them on the ASB Stage and hosting the event was MC Jo Holley, formerly of TV2 children’s show Squirt.

Te Oranga Kapahaka wore costumes from the New Zealand Movie ‘River Queen’; they performed with Fluoro poi’s to the famous Maori song ‘Poi I E’ and also performed a Maori Haka dedicated to the ‘Mighty All Blacks’.
List of winners below:
Auckland Council Supreme Award
Magdalena O’Connor (World of Fluorescent Illusion)
Youthtown Youth Award
Melina Pruden (Special Effects Creatures)
Cutabove Academy Best Emerging Artist
Sofia Bue Pedersen (Hand Painted Novice)
ASB Community Trust Academy Award
Kate Donaldson (Special Effects Creatures)
Youthtown Hand Painted Novice
Sofia Bue Pedersen

Youthtown Hand Painting Emerging
Ghislaine Gascoine

Snazaroo Hand Painted Professional
Myrtha Heydenrijk

TopMark SPFX Creatures
Melina Pruden

Weta Workshop SPFX Fantasy
Andrea Hows

Te Puni Kokiri Masquerade
Kelly Zhong-Ni-Ren

Thin Lizzy World of Fluorescent Illusion
Magdalena O’Connor

Weta Workshop Open Category
Anna Anderson

Bebe Bourke Audience participation prize
“Maori Girl and the Taniwha”


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