About Us


The Australian Body Art Festival, formerly the Australian Body Art Carnivale, is first and foremost a celebration of the passionate body painting industry.

In 2017, the event will be run by the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce for the first year.  We are committed to ensuring the ongoing success of the Australian Body Art Festival and have enlisted the event management and marketing expertise of Danielle Taylor and the Firefly Solutions team who ran the event for six years.

With an event as eclectic and inventive as this one, it should come as no surprise that the Australian Body Art Carnival has a history as interesting as the art that it produces. Eumundi was introduced to the world of body art by local body painter Ria Clauss, after she made the voyage to the 2007 World Body Art Festival in Austria. The idea blossomed, and over the years the festival has been nurtured by hundreds of passionate volunteers and grown into Australia’s premier body art event.

The Eumundi and District Historical Association (EHA) ran the first two years of the event in Eumundi, before it was transferred over to Eumundi Chamber of Commerce in late 2010 and then to Original Eumundi Markets in 2015. 

Ensuring this event continues for many years into the future, Cooroy Chamber of Commerce are ushering in the new Australian Body Art Festival hosted in Cooroy from 2017!