The core of the World Bodypainting Festival is the World Bodypainting Championships presented by Kryolan where the Crème de la Crème of artists from more than 45 different countries create stunning artworks in 5 World Champion categories, as well as Special and Amateur Awards.
Since 1998 the most colourful event in the world has taken place in Carinthia, the wonderful south of Austria. The festival has a very long tradition and founded the modern bodypainting art movement.
Artists from more than 45 different nations will do their best to stun and entertain visitors at the 18th edition of the World Bodypainting Festival, the world championships for Bodypainters. High quality Art creates a special experience for all visitors of the Open Air art park “Bodypaint City”.
The venue is situated on a peninsula in the middle of Pörtschach and framed picturesquely by the turquoise lake Wörthersee. Additionally this charming place offers a varied range of bars, cafés and restaurants, ideal possibilities for the WB Academy program and the side events.
World UV Bodypainting Award
Beside the main categories during the day, the “World UV Bodypainting Award” will be presented as a highlight on Friday evening. Under the use of fluorescent colours the models get glowing during their presentation under black light. Spectacular effects and stunning visitors are guaranteed. 13 well chosen artists tell their stories with colour, sound and dance.
Photo Christoph Kaltseis
World Facepainting Award,
Special Effects Make up Award and Creative Make up
Again in 2015 a World champion will also be awarded in the category of „Facepainting“. For artists with their ambitions in the area of Special Effects there is the Special award, “Special Effects Make-up” and for all Make-up artists, the “Creative Make-up Award”, additionally to that we have also in 2015 a premiere with the interactive award the “WBF Make-up battle”.
Installation Art by Gesine Marwedel // Make-up Artist Alla Voronova
Check http://www.bodypainting-festival.com/ for up to date information.