Wearable Art Highlights Recycling Message at Australian Body Art Festival

The art on display at Cooroy’s Australian Body Art festival is unique, interesting and it is also good for the environment!  The Wearable Art competition is where artists create fashion or costumes from recycled materials, highlighting the importance of reusing and recycling and making it fun!

“This is a great competition and it is really accessible to everyone to come up with a creation.  We have all ages from primary school right up to senior citizens that get involved in this competition and it is great to see how they reuse common items and how they interpret the theme which is Wild Things this year.  We have three awesome award-winning judges this year with Jules McCrae, Heather O’Flaherty and Rene McGovern sure to have a difficult decision on Sunday 9 April,” said event manager, Danielle Taylor.

“Cooroy is amazing at hosting events and the Australian Body Art Festival is definitely one of the most interesting and unique.  We love that the Wearable Art encourages all ages to compete and to think creatively about reusing and recycling.  It’s a great message which is why we are proud to be the major sponsors for this competition,” said Geoff Edwards, Senior Manager of Cooroy Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank.

There is still time to get involved in the Wearable Art competition and getting in soon means you’ll be in time to cash in on early bird fees which close on 28 February 2018 for the Wearable Art competition.  Other competitions in full body painting, face painting and photography are filling up quickly so enter now to avoid disappointment.

This festival is on 7 & 8 April at Cooroy Mill Place and is run by the volunteers at Cooroy Chamber of Commerce and funded through donations and sponsorships from Sunshine Coast Daily, Wythes Real Estate, Tourism Noosa, Firefly Solutions, Cooroy Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, SPV Accounting, The Shed @ Cooroy, Matt Blak, Wattle Media, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Gelignite Jacks, Bold as Love Jewellery, Studio Republic, Michelle Maclennan Art, Always Wicked Art, Club Cooroy RSL, Fairytale Events & Equip4Hire, Sea 91.9FM, Derivan, Cooroy Supa IGA, Tewantin Noosa RSL, Jandamarra Cadd, Wild at Heart and Hinternoosa Real Estate.

The Queensland Government, via Tourism and Events Queensland, is proud to support the Australian Body Art Festival which features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar. Queensland, just the place to experience Australia’s best live events.

More information on the festival and ways to get involved can be found at www.australianbodyart.com.au.

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