Bianca Fallon|Beauty.Hair.Makeup|Freelance Makeup Artist
Mem Brouke & team delivered a show this year that took audiences on a journey into unknown dimensions & showing them never before seen creatures, with the 2012 NZ Body Art Showcase at 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 were 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 with the likes of World Champion Yolanda Bartram & Carmel McCormick competing.
With the development of the film and television industry in New Zealand, this N.Z. Body Art and Makeup Extravaganza is a landmark for special effects make-up bringing with it international interest to help ensure the sustained future for special effects make-up artists in this country. The awards promise to feature international artists alongside our own homegrown talent, with some international artists already registered for the September showcase.
For any up and coming makeup artists I would highly recommend competing in at least one competition as you will learn so much. It is such a supportive family environment and this is what keep pulling me back each year as a young artist from it’s humble beginnings in the local pubs into one of the only creative competitions for makeup artist in N.Z. I have competed and placed, won the N.Z. face painting competition, worked as a Team Leader back stage and this year I will be assisting with Media Liaison.
If you would like to take part in next year event registration for artists, models & volunteers are available on www.nzbaa.co.nz.
Prior to the event (and highly recommended by N.Z.B.A.A. ), the Fine Art Body Painting Workshops, hosted by international body painting and world awards winners Alex Hansen and Tim Gratton, took place on the 15th and 16th of September 2012.
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