The Living Art Festival 2023

July 19th, 2023

July 19th, 2023

Celebrate life, fun, colour and the glorious body painting industry at The Living Art Show 2023, an event for anyone that enjoys art, loves to paint, likes music and loves to have fun.

This fabulous yearly body painting festival takes place on the August Bank Holiday Weekend (25-27 August), at the Maui Waui Festival.  All levels of artistes are welcome, from newbies to experienced painters.  This year promises to be even more fabulous than previous years as it ties in with organizer Liz Bylett’s 60th birthday and the festival’s ten-year anniversary.

You can join the usual three-day extravaganza celebrating the painting community, or showcase your talent and passion in Saturday’s catwalk show, or opt to get groovy and join the fun of the Sunday Sixties Charity Day, which includes a DJ, free bubbly, pizzas and lots of painting excitement.

The Body Painting Festival weekend includes:

Friday 25th August

  • Welcome and gathering of participants

Saturday 26th August

  • 09:30-16:30 Full body painting and face and decolletage painting extravaganza
  • 17:00 Showcase main stage (live online with Maui Waui)

Sunday 27th August

  • 12:00 onwards Festival fun Charity Paint
  • 12:00-15:00 Body paint competition
  • 15:00 Sunday Catwalk show
  • Sunday evening – after show sixties-themed party to celebrate Liz’s 60th

Ticket and entry information

Prices include entry to the Maui Waui festival, the Living Art Show, all of the festival events with camping included.  Gives you access for three days, from Friday to Sunday. Children are free of charge, but names need to be registered for entry.

Artistes/Painters’ entry £60 – open to all levels. Painters may paint individually or in pairs.Categories: Individual, Pairs and Students.  All judged individually on Saturday.

Student competition entry £50

Models £50

Book as a model and you will enter the selection process, you will be added to the Facebook pages where you can then upload your images and availability and participating painters will pick you from there.  Any models not chosen will be entitled to a full refund of paid fees unless you choose to attend the weekend.

Guests £50

Sunday Only Ticket £15

Contact the team with requests and questions on

There is no prerequisite to either paint (but if you, you will need valid public liability insurance) or model.


The Maui Waui Festival, Hill Farm, Dereham, Norwich NR19 2NR

This is the same venue as before; the beautiful woods and park land really add to the atmosphere of the event.


Watch the highlights from the 2021 show:


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By Sarah Dann

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