Dreams and nightmares take over body art carnivale
COLOUR took over the 2014 Australian Body Art Carnivale as 100 competitors embraced this year's theme of 'Dreams and Nightmares'.
The community arts event drew thousands of spectators to watch some of the nation's best body artists, face painters, visual artists and wearable art designers create and parade their masterpieces.
Event Manager Danielle Taylor says the theme of 'Dreams and Nightmares' drew a wide range of interpretations across all competition categories and some truly incredible art emerged.
"Some artists focused on dreams, other on nightmares, and many intertwined the two - showing the duality between good and evil, beauty and horror".
"We saw works that featured spiders, grotesque gore, sci-fi horror and monsters as well as angels, rainbow sprites, goddesses and knights in shining armour," Danielle said.
The prize-winners for 2014 are as follows:
Brush & Sponge BODY ART
Winner & People's Choice: Kim Cakebread
Runner Up: Gina Nomachi
Airbrush BODY ART
Winner & People's Choice: Janie Fearon
Runner Up: Kelli MacAlpine
SPECIAL EFFECTS BODY ART
Winner: Juliet Bradford
Runner Up & People's Choice: Kelli MacAlpine
WIMMERS Face Painting
Winner: Ayesha Henderson
Runner Up: Lauren Edmonds
People's Choice & Judge's Encouragement Award: Caitlin Tickner
BENDIGO BANK Wearable Art (fabulous fashion made from recycled treasures)
Winner: Heather O'Flaherty
RUNNER-UP Yasmin Bridges
PEOPLE'S CHOICE Julie Johnson
CAR BONNET PAINTING
Winner: Rene McGovern
Runner Up: Adam Rolfe
People's Choice: Holly Hughes