NZ Body Art Showcase 2011

NZ Body Art Showcase - Auckland Council Supreme Award Magdalena O’Connor (World of Fluorescent Illusion) model : Georgie Goater. Photo credit: Gino Demeer - Cactus
The ASB Theatre in the Aotea Centre was brought to life with the 6th NZ Body Art Showcase featuring incredible creations themed to Aoteroa Land of Long White Cloud.

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The ASB Theatre in the Aotea Centre was brought to life on Saturday October 1 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*

Nicole Heydenrijk

Bebe Bourke Audience participation prize

Maori Girl and the Taniwha

 

* An earlier supplied Weta Category winner has been corrected.

Written by

The Big Idea Editor

4 Oct 2011

The Big Idea Editor Cathy Aronson is a journalist, photo journalist and digital editor.

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