If you’re looking for a way to express your creative side and  makeup, special effects and/or body art are your medium, you need to be a part of the 2018 NZ Body Art Showcase.

Registrations for the 2018 NZ Body Art Showcase are now open and can be download here.

Resources such as  face and body charts can be found on the Artist Resource page.

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NZ Body Art Showcase Rehearsal: Friday 31st August 2018, 6pm
It is COMPULSORY for all models to attend the choreography run through of the categories on stage with Nancy Schroder

NZ Body Art Showcase Dress Rehearsal & Judging: Saturday 1st September 2018, 4pm
It is COMPULSORY for all models to attend this rehearsal

NZ Body Art Showcase: Saturday 1st September 2018, 7.30pm

Thank you to each of our judges for taking the time to be involved with the 2018 NZ Body Art Showcase.




The Body Art Showcase 2018 will focus on ‘Water – The Element’ through themed sections that illustrate how this element is used and abused by mankind. It will illustrate the beauty of water through its creations and life support but will also illustrate how water can destroy and be destroyed.

As with the 2017 Body Art Showcase, this year’s Showcase will feature six themed sections. The artist may use any paint technique or prosthetic style as long as it keeps with the theme of the entered section. There are two exceptions: the opening themed section ‘Water’ is an open category allowing the artist to interpret their own meaning of water. This section is non-competitive meaning it will not be judged. The ‘Submerged’ section is based on UV allowing the artist to use any paint and prosthetic technique providing the art work will display under UV light.

The 6 themed sections, in show order are:

  • Water [Open – Non Competitive]
  • Pollution
  • Floating
  • Submerged [UV only]
  • Destroyer
  • Resource

For more information about the show, please download the Show Overview here.


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