Brussels Model Info Sheet
BRUSSELS BODYPAINTING DAY
LA PLACE SAINTE CATHERINE
Saturday, August 27th
11am-noon…Artists & models sign-in/registration
5pm-?…Dinner & after-party
All Bodies are Good Bodies
We don’t prefer any particular shape or size, gender or age (other than 18 and up). The great thing about body painting is that each canvas is one of a kind. The theme of Bodypainting Day this year is “Inner Beauty” which encourages artists to see the personality that lies under the skin for artistic inspiration.
Just like the models, we are encouraged by artists with different approaches to art. They include body painters, graffiti artists and canvas painters. But most of all, we are bringing in artists who have a voice that they want to share with the public. Models and artists will be paired up randomly at registration on the day of the event.
Artists are not just painting you, but looking after you. But you need to look after yourself as well. Standing still for long periods of time can be very tiring. Make sure to sit down, eat and drink as needed. If you feel good, you will inspire the best art.
After the paintings are complete, we will be taking group photos. You may want to have your artist hold your belongings during these photos. It’s a good idea to pack light and bring a knapsack or something that is easy to carry.
We don’t know how big the crowds will be, but be prepared for large crowds. Cameras and cell phones will be taking photos constantly. This is a great opportunity for people to watch the art come to life. Sometimes people can make models feel uncomfortable. And it may not be anything in particular that they’re doing. Don’t hesitate to let your artist know or any staff member. Please do not engage in any confrontation. We are well staffed and have you covered.
I have great respect for people who are willing to be nude in public for the sake of art. I believe that it makes a powerful statement to others about loving yourself. With that it mind, all models must be full nude to participate. Models can either undress all at once or as the painting progresses.
Models will be painted for 4 hours in a cordoned-off area, in full public view. A team of security will be present throughout the event to ensure the comfort of everyone and address any issues that may arise.