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Sat 12 Apr 2008–Sun 13 Apr 2008, 10:00am–10:00pm

Where: Barry's Point Reserve & Lake House Art Centre, Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna, North Shore

Ticket Information:

  • To enter mask making or face painting: $5.00
  • Fluorescent Dance Party: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Mem Bourke

The inaugural Festival of Colour invites art lovers from all walks of life, to come and try their hand at creating their own masterpiece.

The event is part of the NZ Festival of Body Art, which builds up to the flagship NZ Body Art Awards on June 14.

A junior mask making competition for pre-school and primary school children will find the Weta Workshop geniuses of tomorrow, while face painting contests will be held in four categories, from intermediate school students to a cut throat battle between industry professionals.

The festival will also be a showcase of the breathtaking talent and creativity of the country's leading body painters, including winners of the first two annual NZ Body Art Awards.

It will feature performers, dance troops, stalls, music, kite making and flying, demonstrations, formula 1 sports cars, fire trucks, obstacle courses, bouncy castles, painting competition on life size mannequins and body painting exhibitions.

And if that isn't enough colour to stimulate Auckland's retinas, the festival will be capped off with a fabulous not to miss Fluorescent Dance Party for all ages with a fire poi show, and fluorescent dancers.

So Aucklanders should put on their brightest clothes, grab their glow sticks, pack the kids into the car and head for a whole day of new experiencing colour.

Proudly presented by The NZ Body Art Trust, YouthTown and North Shore City.

Free Admission for festival.
To enter mask making and face painting (includes 4 tickets to dance party) - $5
Fluorescent Dance Party, from 6.30pm to 10pm, General Admission - $10

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