Bianca Fallon|Media Makeup
A Future Trip into the Unknown!
Mem Bourke & team are set to deliver a show this year that will take audiences on a journey into unknown dimensions & show them never before seen creatures, with the 2012 NZ Body Art Showcase returning to the Bruce Mason Centre this September – with the central theme being “The Future.”
This is the seventh annual extravaganza which Mem says ” has always offered the audience both contemporary and indigenous styles of body painting, but this year artists are asked to give their “glimpse into the future.” Gleaming scaly monsters, glow in the dark creatures and extraterrestrial beings glide across a continual catwalk, prophesising what we may come to expect in the light-years ahead.”
This annual event has helped promote, showcase and celebrate excellence in make up & special effects. Each year the event becomes more prestigious as the caliber & pool of contestants continue to grow with the ongoing support of judges like Sir Richard Taylor of Weta Workshop & Auckland City has garnered it a strong reputation.
The N.Z. film & television industry continues to grow with the N.Z. Body Art Awards a landmark for special effects make-up bringing with it international interest.
The awards promise to feature international artists alongside our own homegrown talent, with some international artists already registered for the September showcase.
If you would like to take part in this event registration for artists, models and volunteers are now open until 22 August 2012 and registration forms are available on http://www.nzbaa.co.nz.
Prior to the event are the Fine Art Body Painting Workshops, hosted by international body painting and world awards winners Alex Hansen and Tim Gratton. These will take place on the 15th and 16th of September 2012 so if you want to participate in exploring the craft of body painting in a spirit of joy and communal artistry, the N.Z.B.A.A. urge you to register now!
You can also visit their homepage www.nzbaa.co.nz.
NZ Body Art Showcase 2012 plays: Saturday 22 September 2012 at 7.30pm
Bruce Mason Centre, The Promenade, Takapuna, Auckland
Buy tickets at http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz
Cellular: 027 276 9545
Office: 09 443 7922