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Bodypaint Gathering

De world of the Gathering: admiration, wonder and inspiration!

Step into the world of The Gathering and experience the unique atmosphere within our body painting family. This is the place you must have visited (at least) once! The Gathering is a creative meeting place for body painters and models from home and abroad. Every day they work, side by side, on colourful creations, which sometimes grow spontaneously or have been prepared for months. For you, as a visitor, an ideal opportunity to get acquainted with all the expressions that this art form entails.

It is fascinating to see how the creations come about. As a visitor, the best to do is to drop by an hour after the start, then take a tour on the Castlefest site and come back an hour or half an hour before the end of the activity to admire the end result. Some visitors even sit for hours, because they don’t want to miss a thing.

Come and have a look, maybe several times a day so you can see the creation emerge, and… feel welcome!

Every day the painters have to work with a new day theme.
Friday will be a little bit smoother with the theme: (Whimsical) Creatures of Nature
Saturday will be creatively filled in with the theme: Fairytales by the Brothers Grimm
n Sunday the painters will go wild on the theme: Mythology and Gods

On Saturday there is also a body painting competition, where the public decides who the winner is. The competition starts at 11.00h and ends at 16.30h. The public may cast a vote between 16:30h and 17.15h.

The painters will work with different techniques, such as working with sponge and brush, airbrush, SFX (special effects: here “parts” are added or glued to the body). Additionally, clothing, accessories and headpieces will also be used. Every day at 17.30h there will be a parade of the created works of art across the festival grounds. 

Come to the gathering, look at the boards to see what's on offer for that day/evening and join the fun.

The Gathering, a unique piece of Castlefest for admiration, wonder and inspiration!

2 August 2024

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