Welcome Message from Minister for Tourism Industry Development, The Honourable Kate Jones MP

Welcome to the Australian Body Art Festival 2018 – Australia’s premier body painting event which bring artists from across the country and overseas to create living artworks.

The inaugural event proved a huge success last year and this year’s festival is expected to attract thousands of visitors to the Sunshine Coast region.

Visitors will be spoilt for choice with many colourful and vibrant art displays and performances on show.

Events play an important role in showcasing a destination, driving visitation, fostering community pride and creating jobs for the local community. 

The Palaszczuk Government recognises that events drive Queensland’s tourism economy and we are proud to support this event through Tourism and Events Queensland’s Destination Events Program.

Thank you to the event organisers, volunteers, and those who have come together to deliver the Australian Body Art Festival 2018 for Queensland, and during your stay I encourage you to explore the beautiful Sunshine Coast region.

The Hon. Kate Jones, MP
Minister for Tourism Industry Development


Get involved in 2018 Australian Body Art Festival!

Theme for 2018 is - Wild Things!

Artists Entries - Download Form or Book Online

Registering as a Model - Download Form

Registering as a Photographer - Sorry Fully Booked!

Registering as a Volunteer - Get in Early!

Applying for a Non-Food Market Stall - Download Form

Applying for a Food Stall - Sorry Fully Booked!

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The Australian Body Art Festival is run by volunteers and is a free event for spectators entirely funded by donations, grants and sponsorships.  Help keep this great event growing and flourishing by helping us fundraise (every dollar helps):


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