bodyart, bodypainting and creative arts news; Human
Statues and more, by Greg Tingle - September 2012
and international bodyart, bodypainting and creative
arts news; Human Statues and more; Australia, New
Zealand, United States and online...
Miss Zeta at Sydney Hilton Hotel; Recap from Hilton
Hotel, Sydney, Australia...
Hilton marquee Hilton reads: "Zeta`s "CONEY
ISLAND" is our exciting new Friday Nights concept.
Experience evenings of the unexpected, perfectly paradoxical
and the weird and wonderful, with extravagant entertainment
and a creative mix of classic cocktails with progressive
and fun elements."
Hilton Hotel franchise and our friends at the Zeta
Bar were serious and they were back to the Coney Island
theme last Friday night, with an 'Ms Zeta Bar Girl
Girl' for the evening's entertainment.
action was all mixed with a specially concocted range
of classic cocktails with a twist, like Cosmopolitan
Candy Floss, Toffee Apple Martinis and Long Island
Iced Tea snow cones and much, much more, with with
the 'Ms Zeta Bar Girl' adding addition excitement.
team at Human
Statue Bodyart created the 'Americana Girl', led
by creative artist Eva Rinaldi, and assisted by bodyart
and bodypaint veteran, Vince Cantali, who also shares
a fetish for dressing models up and painting on human
Coney Island theme was once again a huge hit and Human
Statue talent will be continuing to entertain patrons
at the Zeta on most Friday nights for another month
well done to everyone involved in the success of the
Coney Island promotion and we're certain the titillating
entertainment will keep patrons coming back for more.
all there for the taking at Hilton's little slice
of paradise in Sydney's CBD and its you're big chance
to see why 'Coney Island' is so popular the world
Bar pushed the boundaries of cabaret, bringing the
sexy mystique of 19th century underground back to
life in Extreme Cabaret.
Cabaret was a delicious smorgasbord of fantasy and
magic, wit and whimsy served with sides of lunacy
and luxe, and very well lubricated with prohibition-style
cocktails, mystifying molecular cocktails and delectable
a progressive cocktail bar and exclusive escape in
the Sydney CBD, Zeta changed the face of Sydneys
bar culture when it launched as part of Hilton Sydney
in 2005. Today, Zeta has won multiple awards year
on year for its bartenders, playful drinks, cocktail
classics and seasonal, trend setting concepts; the
latest of which being Extreme Cabaret.
to Zeta is via glass elevator at the Hilton Sydney
entrance on George Street. Zeta boasts a chic, outdoor
terrace overlooking the iconic Queen Victoria Building.
A VIP lounge and selection of private booths and breakout
areas in luxe purple and dark wood interiors underline
Zeta as the CBD cocktail bar to be seen in and part
exclusive escape for visiting international celebrities
too, Jessica Simpson, Kimberley Stewart, James Blunt,
Snoop Dogg and Nicole Ritchie have all partied at
Zeta and regular Aussie A-listers include Jennifer
Hawkins, Hugh Jackman, Ian Thorpe and Megan Gale.
Naked Body-paint Model Settles Lawsuit with New York
model Zoe West, arrested last summer in New York City's
Times Square during a body-painting expo, has been
able to settle her lawsuit filed against the city,
according to her legal eagle. The city wil be paying
the risque model $15,000.
Kuby, Wests lawyer, stated that the model never
should have been arrested in the first place; public
nudity is not illegal in the city as long as it is
a part of a show, exhibition, or performance. The
Law Department of NYC could not (or would not) be
reached for comment.
and her lawyer filed the lawsuit in Manhattan after
West alleges she was arrested in violation of her
rights; she argued that at the time of her arrest,
she was being painted by controversial artist Andy
model, although inconvenienced by the episode, went
on record having no regrets about the body-painting
incident and her subsequent arrest. She has publicly
stated that the entire situation has put her "on
the map in a positive way."
public nudity law has critics and supporters; however
some people in the general public felt that West should
have had her nude body painted in a private residence
before the photo shoot or should have had it done
indoors rather than outdoors in full public view.
Maybe that was by design to help garner extra attention.
If that was the case, it worked a charm, with news
all over the U.S, Australia and beyond.
Andy Golub has also had plenty of issues with law
enforcement as he prefers to paint his nude models
in public outdoor spaces. His latest arrest took place
Military Body Painting Calendar Popular...
world's ongoing wars haven't hurt the sales of military
body painting themed calendars, and in fact they look
to have rocketed sales worldwide. Not exactly the
Pirelli Calendar, but something different. Check Google
for more details.
Body Art Awards in New Zealand...
covered in body paint in the name of art is an increasingly
popular trend in New Zealand, and international judges
are impressed with how creative the Kiwi's are becoming.
of the country's most imaginative artists showcased
their talents last Sunday at the seventh annual Body
Art Awards in Auckland.
event was extravagance personified. Designed around
a futuristic theme, ethereal other-world beings came
to life last night in Auckland.
I've noticed is they're putting more into that art,
covering more of the body, including the hair, adding
on fancy fingernails, right down to the toes, and
that has spread the art as a complete piece to give
a greater impact," says international judge Elizabeth
contestants from as far as the United States worked
with body paint, prosthetics, and wigs and more to
showcase their best efforts.
Julian Bartram even used his two children to give
an alien-like sensory overload, wowing the judges
for a win in the mask category.
it was a bizarre foam and latex being by Sofia Beu-Pederson
from Denmark that wowed the international judges.
A stint studying here after winning her category last
year was enough to sharpen her imagination and take
out the grand prize.
did a very good job of constructing the mask,
says Ms Osborn The paint job was amazing right
down to the toes."
can bet designers next year will take hair-raising
to a whole new level.
Body paint and body art business searches on Google...
to anyone's surprise, searches for bodypainting and
bodyart are some of the most popular art and fashion
searches performed on search engines such as Google.
Google won't give exact numbers, but they are huge.
This is part of the reasons bodypainting and bodyart
creative arts companies strive to attain the highest
Google ranking as possible, looking to snatch corporate
and private bodypainting and bodyart clients and opportunities.
In the meantime, the general public are enjoying a
wonderful array of bodypainted models showcased online.
Could a Google art or bodyart showcase or shop be
next? Don't change your dial and be watching out for
Google TV when it comes to your city.