Painted ladies

Spectacular painted bodies compete at the body art festival. Photos: Rob Maccoll.

Women provided the human canvases for an artistic collection produced and paraded at Cooroy over the weekend of the Australian Body Art Festival.
 About 30 women were patient models for artists as they painted, sponged, airbrushed and added special effects to turn their subjects into their vision of a Wild Thing to match the theme of the event.
The festival, held for the second time at Cooroy drew thousands of onlookers.
Event manager Danielle Taylor said while the event centred on competitions in temporary body painting watching the body art take shape was fascinating for guests.
“All types of artists participate from around Australia and they simply used their artistic flair to work on a very different canvas – the human body,” she said.
The Festival also hosted a Wearable Art competition, a photography competition which result in a Photo Exhibition in the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre in May and performances from musicians including The Firedrakes and Dragon and Turtle.

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