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THE Australian Body Art Festival launched their 2018 theme of Wild Things on Saturday with body painting artists, Diana Ormston and Carleen Adorn creating two living artworks in the theme. “Today is a little taste of the spectacular artwork that you can see from dozens of artists in April at the festival,” said event manager, Danielle Taylor. The 2018 event will take place in Cooroy on the weekend of 7 & 8 April, attracting artists and thousands of spectators from across Australia and overseas. The event is centred on competitions in temporary body painting in categories of brush and sponge, airbrush, special effects and face painting. The event also showcases competitions and exhibitions in photography and wearable art which is fashion made from recycled materials. The event is a free festival that is a visual feast for the senses. Inspiring artworks, street performers, costumes, entertainment, market stalls and lots of fun all weekend make this a must visit event! It’s been a good week for the home-grown festival, with Acting Tourism Industry Development Minister Shannon Fentiman announcing that the Australian Body Art Festival would be supported this year with $10,000 in marketing assistance under round eight of Tourism and Events Queensland’s Queensland Destination Events Program. “This marketing support is invaluable for us in the second year of hosting the event in Cooroy. It will really help to get the word out

there about this fantastic and unique festival. It will provide a bigger benefit to our sponsors this year too, who will be included in our marketing activities. “We couldn’t run this event without the support of our sponsors and we still have sponsorship opportunities available from as low as $250 so it’s a great opportunity to support a fantastic local event,” said Danielle Taylor. The Australian Body Art Festival is a free community event run by the volunteers at Cooroy Chamber of Commerce with generous support from funding partners Tourism & Events Queensland, Firefly Solutions, Wythes Real Estate, Tourism Noosa, Cooroy Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, SPV Accounting, The Shed @ Cooroy,

Matt Blak, Noosa Trail Estate, Wattle Media, Butter Factory Arts

Centre and Quality Coloured Powder. More information on the festi-

val can be found at www.australianbodyart. com.au.

SPV Accounting is the people’s choice SPV Accounting has taken out first prize in the QMP Shop Window Trail with their Harry Potter inspired Christmas window. Over 20 businesses decorated their windows to compete for the coveted Best Window award which has become a Christmas in Cooroy tradition organised by Cooroy Chamber of Commerce Inc. Families love wandering around admiring the windows and spotting the costumed possums. “Cooroy means possum which is why there is a possum in each window and they are all dressed up in costumes to make them individual and to add a bit of fun to the window trail. Everyone put a lot of effort into their windows this year and it is a really lovely way of enhancing the Christmas spirit in Cooroy,” said Cooroy Chamber of Commerce president, Danielle Taylor. SPV Accounting had the Harry Potter Possum this year and themed their entire window decorations around their mascot including a sorting hat to top the tree, owl, quidditch broom, chocolate frog and the Hogwarts Express zooming around the Christmas tree. Taking out second prize was Let’s Talk Hair with their winter wonderland window with a snow-clad tree and garland complete with twinkling lights which was a classically beautiful look. Cooroy Shoes & Accessories and Blue Brown Bag who have been previous winners of the competition where just a few votes behind the place getters getting a special mention for their impressive windows! The winner of the lucky draw for voting on their favourite window was Haydn Slater winning a $100 Cooroy Supa IGA voucher.

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