What is Bodypainting Day?
Created in New York 5 years ago by Andy Golub, artist “bodypainter”, and now celebrated in several cities around the world, including San Francisco, Philly, Amsterdam and Brussel, Bodypainting Day’s mission is to bring together artists and models who are involved in the quest for respect for body diversity in order to introduce the public and participants to the art of body painting (bodypainting).
In January of 2017, Andy launched the non-profit organization, Human Connection Arts. HCA is now producing all Bodypainting Day events as well as new dynamic public events involving various art forms. For more informations about Human Connection Arts, visit the organization Website.
Following his participation in the New York event in 2017, Yandel, a well-known multidisciplinary visual artist from the Montreal art scene, has chosen to invest to add Montreal to this growing artistic trend. He invites you to join him for the first Montreal Bodypainting Day to be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018.
By its non-competitive formula, this first edition of the Bodypainting Day Montreal wants to create connections between 40 artists and their models who will participate in this colorful day in order to produce a gigantic collective work that will then paraded in front of the public on Ste-Catherine Street. A double-decker bus will then host participants who will have purchased a ticket to continue the parade for approximately one hour in downtown Montreal. The models will take place on the second floor (without roof) to continue to exhibit the artists’ works during the trip. Finally, a festive evening, which will continue late at night, will close the event.
Hope to see you there!
We are looking for bodypainter artists of talent and experience who can express themselves in different artistic styles and who like to share with others.
In order to promote body diversity, we are looking for women and men of different sizes, shapes and weights. You must be at least 18 years old and comfortable with your body as you will be naked in front of the public when the artist you pair with will start painting your body.
– Artists $ 20.00
– Models $ 45.00
You can also purchase a ticket for the 2-storey bus tour in downtown Montreal that will take place after the parade on foot and will lead you to the final destination where the opening night will take place. The cost of the ticket is $ 20.00.
To register and reserve your place, complete the online registration form.
Schedule of the day
11 am to 12 pm
12 pm to 4 pm
Creation of works
16:00 to 16:15
Cleaning the workstations
4:15 pm to 4:30 pm
Photo of the artworks on model
4:30 to 6:30 pm
Parade and public walk on Sainte-Catherine Street followed by a 2-storey bus ride through the city center for about 1 hour
5:30 pm to 6 pm
Tam-tams break at the park
18:30 to 03:00
Evening opening and festivities
Guidelines and regulations
As the title of the event mentions, it is about painting the human body. All models must be bare, without exception. No costume, wig or accessory will be tolerated.
NOTE: Further instructions will follow shortly.