Human Statue Bodyart is Australia's leading bodyart, human statue and creative services company. The company was established in 1997 and has worked on many of Australia's most dynamic and creative media and marketing campaigns.
SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING: THE LATEST 'MUST-TRY' FITNESS TREND
Schick invites women to transform their legs at free synchro classes
Legs were in the air tonight at Sydney's Andrew Boy Charlton swimming pool as synchronised swimming became the latest 'must-try' fitness trend! As the city lights went down the Schick Sydney Emeralds displayed the moves that keep their legs in such great shape and brought synchronised swimming into the 21st Century in an amazing demonstration of skill, stamina and grace.
To keep fit women of Australia have tried pole dancing, trapeze, perhaps even Burlesque, now they're being encouraged to try synchronised swimming! Schick is inviting women to dip their toes in the water and take the Schick Intuition Challenge- free synchronised swimming classes at select Fitness First gyms along the east coast of Australia.
Campaign ambassador Giaan Rooney said, "As a former Olympic swimmer who is used to mainly swimming laps in the pool, synchronised swimming looks amazing fun. I'm encouraging everyone (even my friends) to come down and take the Schick Intuition Challenge classes. It's just the basics so women needn't be nervous and what better way to tone those bums and tums!"
The Schick Intuition Challenge classes will be taught by the Schick Sydney Emeralds and even non-Fitness First members can come in and take a class for free.
· NSW o o 29th September 2009 - Fitness First St Leonards, 55 Christie Street, St Leonards NSW
o o Class 1: 7-7:45pm and Class 2: 7:45-8.30pm
· QLD o o 29th September 2009 - Fitness First Lutwyche, 461-473 Lutwyche Street, Lutwyche QLD 4030
o o Class 1: 6:30-7:15pm and Class 2: 7:15-8pm
· VIC o o 30th September 2009 - Fitness First Bayside, 241-245 Bay Road, Highett, VIC 3190 o o Class 1: 6-6:45pm and Class 2: 6:45-7:30pm
Human Statue Bodyart: Bodypaint and Human Statues Helping Brands Stand Out From The Pack
Australia's leading bodyart artist and human state creator Eva Rinaldi has embarked on her latest campaign aimed to help both corporate brands and celebrities stand out from the pack, thus getting a competitive advantage.
Bodypaint has long been a way to attract attention from media and the pubic at large.
One doesn't have to think hard to come up with a list of brands and individuals who have successfully used bodypaint to stand out over the years. There's KISS, Lady Gaga, Kesha, Alice Cooper, Virgin, Vodafone and so the list goes on.
Eva created her Human Statue Bodyart empire in the late 1990's, before there was a ready market in Australia, and then in circa 2000 bodypaint become in vogue, now tied into world famous events like the Sydney Body Art Bike Ride and World Naked Bike Ride.
She has worked and collaborated with impressive entities such as Sydney Opera Bar, Virgin, Take 40, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Vodaphone, Coca-Cola, Eclipse, Australasian Gaming Expo, VW, Holden, Australasia Waste and Recycling Expo.
One of the more effective bodypaint and bodyart collaborations is for shop front window displays. Human Statue's campaigns have helped draw in multiple hundreds of people, like the time popular jeans retailer Levi's had a group of dozens of people waiting in line outside their Melbourne, Chadstone store to purchase jeans after being triggered by the eye catching promotion. Temporary tattoo's can also whip up a storm like the time they did water resistant temp tattoos on the legs of synchronized swimmers for the launch of a new Schick razor promotion at Andrew Boy Chanton Swimming Pool in Sydney.
Eva's media appearances have included The Daily Telegraph, The Sydney Morning Herald, Channel Seven 'Today', 'The Morning Show', ABC News, Inner West Courier, The Glebe, The Southern Courier, The Wentworth Courier, New Idea, and now she is ready to share some of her marketing and media secrets in a special promotional package she's put together for Australia's small, medium and big business sector, as well as for celebrities and their agents.
Ms Rinaldi said "In today's competitive business environment, be it in the corporate or entertainment industry, standing out from the pack is more important than ever. Grabbing the public and media's attention is not always easy, but with the right product or service, backed up by a dynamic bodypainting or human statues, this can help make all the difference. Whether you're Coca-Cola, Virgin, Lady Gaga, a car showroom, a concert promoter, a cruise liner, a celebrity agent, or something else altogether, bodypaint, shop front window displays and our other offerings can really help drive your business forward. We've been helping brands and people stand out for a decade now and we've put together a special package incorporating some secrets of branding, media and marketing that we've learned over the years. With winter sneaking up on all of us the time to take pro active action with your business promotion is now".
For those who have yet to be impressed by Human Statue Bodyart's creations be sure to examine their website and colourful Facebooks @
Contact Human Statue Bodyart today and ask Eva and her team about their special Autumn and Winter Bodyart and Human Statue package promotions to help ensure that you and your business don't get left out in the cold. Discover why bodypainting and bodyart can be just the shot in the arm that you've been waiting for. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Eyeballs Eyewear is Sydney’s leading independent retailer in designer optical eyewear and sunglasses. Established for over 16 years in Paddington, providing quality primary eye-care and the absolute latest in fashion eyewear. We offer the most extensive high-quality frame collections, with trained friendly staff to help you select the perfect eyewear.
Eyeballs offers Australia’s hottest and most exclusive Eyewear collections. Brands such as Chrome Hearts, Chanel, Dita, Tom Ford, Dsquared, Ray Ban, Persol, Alain Mikli, Jono Hennessy, Marc Jacobs, Maui Jim, Mykita, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and YSL.
The store is centrally located on fashionable Oxford street in Paddington, near the corner of boutique William Street. We provide a complete package for your vision and the health of your eyes. Along with the careful fitting of prescription Optical glasses and Contact lenses, we provide our customers with the most fashionable eyewear, combining them with up-to-the-minute lens technology.
The team at Eyeballs Eyewear are highly committed to maintaining quality service, providing customers with full explanations of treatment options; including spectacles, contact lenses, surgery and laser treatment. A full service Lens laboratory is on the premises to ensure fast and efficient service, using the highest quality lens materials. These include the latest and thinnest Easy-adapt Multifocals, Polarized sunglasses and Computer/Office lenses. We also make sure all coatings and tints are done to the highest industry standards, so you and your glasses always look their best!!
Each year, we gather emerging and established actors, writers and directors to present seasons of the best local and international ten-minute plays in Sydney (Newtown Theatre, Seymour Centre), Melbourne (Arts Centre) and Singapore (Esplanade, Arts House, NAFA). In 2007 the first Regional S+S was held in the Central Coast, and a Community version in the Dandenongs in Melbourne.
In 2007 the Short+Sweet Theatre Awards Night at the Arts Centre in Melbourne was videotaped by the Movie Network and aired on the Movie Extra channel in March. The ten plays of the final were shown, two at a time, as five 30 minute episodes with hosting by Josh Lawson and featuring commentary by Alex Dimitriades, Pia Miranda and Suzi Porter amongst others. Similarly, the Sydney festival was videotaped this year.
But the Short+Sweet Theatre family has many more members than just the main festival!
Fast+Fresh Theatre is the youth version of Short+Sweet Theatre, and started in Sydney in 2005 under the direction of Neil Gooding at the Parramatta Riverside Theatre, and has been going strong since then.
In 2007 the first Melbourne Fast+Fresh Theatre was presented at St Martin’s Youth Theatre and the Fairfax Theatre (Arts Centre) in May under the guidance of Festival Director Miki Oikawa. The first regional Fast+Fresh Theatre was held in Geelong this year.
Shorter+Sweeter Theatre - the ‘Best Of’ touring version of Short+Sweet Theatre - the program was successfully presented at Long Paddock and accepted for a three month five-state regional Australian Tour which took place in the first half of 2008.
The first truly international S+S festival was presented in Singapore. The inaugural two week festival was at held in April/May 2007 at the NAFA Black Box with the Awards Night at the Esplanade Theatres by the Bay. Alex Broun traveled to Singapore as Artistic Director to guide the local crew in their first season.
With the addition of Singapore Short+Sweet Theatre has become, to the best of our knowledge, the first ‘trans-national’ Theatre Festival in the world, and will followed by Malaysia in August this year. Our plans for world domination (ten minutes at a time) continue apace with NZ, the UK and USA.
The first Short+Sweet Song was held at NIDA in 2007 to present 10 minute musicals. It was back again this year at the Seymour Centre under the direction of Michael Huxley.
Short+Sweet Dance is an opportunity for established and emerging choreographers & dancers to combine their creative talents to present 10 minute dance works. The first festival was held in 2007 under the direction of Olivia Ansell.
But wait… there’s more! Here are a few new additions to the family…
With Shorter+Sweeter Kids we’re creating a show that will consist of 10-minute-or-less plays for children. In fact, we’re really creating two shows: one aimed at 4-8 year olds, and one aimed at 8-12 year olds.
The Short+Sweet Theatre One-Act Festival is our experiment with a festival of longer plays: minimum of 20 to maximum of 30 minutes. This festival will be staged in Sydney (at Newtown Theatre) from July 21 to August 16, 2008.
In 2008 Short+Sweet Theatre launched itself into the realm of cabaret by staging Short+Sweet Cabaret at The Butterfly Club. To accommodate the festival’s growth it is moving to Chapel off Chapel in November 2009.
Human Statue Bodyart is a Sydney, Australia based bodyart, bodypainting and human statue creative arts, marketing and events company.
They were established in 2001 by creative artist and photographer, Eva Rinaldi.
Human Statue Bodyart helps brands and individuals stand out from the pack, and assists them in meeting their image and branding aims and objectives.
Some of the brands that Human Statue Bodyart have assisted in their campaigns include Virgin, VW, Holden, IGT, World Vision, Anglicare, Skins, Eclipse, Waste and Recycling Expo, Peroni, Sony Music BMG, EMI, Levity Music, Karvezide, ANZ, Oxford Arts Factory, Levis, Tourism Australia, City Of Sydney, African Tourism, National Rugby League, Australian Shooting Championships, Corona, Schick, Vorafone, Sydney Opera Bar and Coca-Cola.
Human Statue Bodyart is the recognised leader in the Australian bodypainting and human statue creation industry and is frequently mentioned in the Australian and international news media.
They have won a number of awards and commendations over the years including media social and community entrepreneur of the month, Chalk The Walk and Penrith Arts Prize.
Contact Eva and her team today to see who they can help make you stand out from the pack.
SYDNEY, NSW - IGT announces it now has a new module -for its Systems solution - called Xtra Credit™, which delivers additional playing time for players and enables venues to reduce their liability held in unredeemed reward points. Approved in NSW, Xtra Credit™ is now differentiating the gaming experience in six NSW clubs, including Western Suburbs League Club Campbelltown, Merrylands RSL, Club Five Dock, Ryde Eastwood Leagues and Blacktown Workers Club.
Working in conjunction with IGT's Advantage Club, Xtra Credit™ enables venues to create a personalised incentive program for players that rewards loyalty and allows players to convert their points on the machine. These are used as extra credits for more game play and longer entertainment. IGT's Xtra Credit™ is fully portable between any manufacturer's machines and across all games and denominations. Players can stop and start redeeming points at any time; additionally, any winnings earned from playing in Xtra Credit™ mode go to the game's credit meter and can be cashed out.
Michael Cheers, IGT Systems sales manager commented: "From a player's perspective, Xtra Credit offers greater customer satisfaction, as they have the power to control how, when and where their reward points are used. Xtra Credit benefits venues by reducing loyalty point liability, administration and marketing costs, and increasing carded play, as well as providing access to information improve service to meet members' needs."
"One additional feature is that this also includes a voluntary pre-commitment solution which forward-thinking venues can offer to members," Cheers added.
Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.
And not only that, legendary Australian actor, Geoffrey Rush joins in the fun.
Johnny Depp and action adventure / fantasy genre fans are fired up about this tale of adventure, with the tried and true formula of good VS evil, on the high seas.
The charismatic and talented Depp has promised to keep up 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' appearances as long as people want him to.
Depp appears as the lovable Captain Jack Sparrow for the fourth time in new movie On Stranger Tides, which opens this week, premiering in Sydney tonight.
Seems the public just can't get enough of Captain Jack Sparrow, but this evening they had to settle for a supporting actor, namely Geoffrey Rush (Barbossa) and a swag of Australian celebrities in toe doing the red carpet thing.
It must be said that Rush was so giving of himself tonight to both news media and the fans at the Sydney premier.
Rush told our roving reporter on his decision to enter into the action adventure genre:
"It was all by freakish accident actually. I was looking at the action adventure thing back in the late 90's ... when I did Mystery Men which unfortunately no one saw. You know what I mean. It's a bit hit and miss, you can never tell. When we started the first Pirates we sort of had the Hollywood curse hanging over our heads. Hollywood hadn't made a commercially successful pirate film since 1951. I think it was only when the idea about turning into a ghoul by midnight that's when Jerry Bruckheimer said now we've really got something."
Bruckheimer revealed at last Thursday's UK press conference for Pirates: On Stranger Tides that the team are "starting a whole new set of adventures for Captain Jack Sparrow" and referred to the stand-alone fourth instalment as a series "reboot".
With the diplomacy of a man who knows his entire investment rests upon Johnny Depp's willingness to mug his way through another extended Keith Richards/Pepé le Pew impression, Bruckheimer was, not surprisingly, full of praise for the man behind Captain Jack:
"The trick was, of course, to get Johnny back, and thanks to his efforts working very hard with our screenwriters, he committed to do this. He's very difficult to convince of something, because he doesn't want to disappoint his fans."
Bruckheimer confirmed that without Depp's character, there would be no POTC spin-offs (despite Geoffrey Rush chipping in that he'd pay to see one about On Stranger Tides' scantily clad mermaids).
Bruckheimer told the press, "The only spin-off is with Jack Sparrow. It's his invention, it's his series. He's made it a success along with a lot of other talented people, so it's his to champion, and hopefully, carry on."
Quizzed when we could expect to see the fifth instalment, Bruckheimer was careful to give nothing away, saying, "I think it all depends on how the audience embraces this one. We love the movie. We had a blast making it, and if everybody enjoys it as much as we do, then hopefully, we'll get the whole team back together again and do another."
It appears POTC4's opening weekend in the UK will tell, then, though Depp's resounding "Yes" to a question from the press about whether he'd consider playing guitar on the next film's soundtrack could say something about how committed he may already be to part 5 of Pirates.
On the director Rush noted "There was a real opportunity to put new blood into this, when the trilogy was finished. Gore was wonderful of the first three films. He comes more from the rock n roll side, crazy comic book aficionado. If you've seen Rango you know. Rob Marshal comes from the opposite side of the same coin. He happens to come from a more musical film background, musical, the choreography background, sense of sharp storytelling, shaping of the film and sense of tempo and stuff was really spot on."
Voyaging back north to Cannes with the star of Pirates...
He spoke at the film’s press launch in Cannes, Depp said he would stick with the role for as long as it is popular with the public.
He said: "Really, ultimately and truly, these films are made for the people. It's the people who go and pay their hard-earned money to see these things. If the people get tired of it or something - that's when it stops, I think."
He went on to say that the series was not so much about the money: "When the process becomes impure - if the process becomes impure - if you're doing it for the wrong reasons - and I know everybody here is doing it for the right reasons - it's not all about the kerching kerching."
Depp then elaborated further: "Some people lose sight of the fact that it is the movie business. If a lot of money is spent on making a film then certainly whoever spends that money expects to make a return on it. But that's not the reason we dove into it. That’s not the reason we go in and made asses of ourselves. We do it for the people. So long as people want it, I’m there."
Australian Geoffrey Rush As Barbossa...
Rush doesn't have a staring role, but he certainly gets decent time to show off his talent in the role of Barbossa.
Despite the non major role for Rush, national and international media have largely been keen to get Rush's view on the film.
It was put to Rush that Barbossa and Captain Jack Sparrow had quite a bit of conflict...
"Yes, one of the underlying story-telling motifs of all four ’Pirates’ films, right back to the first film, is that ongoing conflict – over the ownership of the Pearl. I think there’s a line in one of the films where Jack says "the Pearl means freedom." I think that’s the essence of being a Pirate, that you’re away from land-locked Europe, you’re not apart of a society, you’re apart of the brotherhood of the sea. Your ship is yours, it’s your sense of identity. So when you approach the wheel that’s what you own.".
Rush tells why he came back to do yet another Pirates movie...
"I have to thank Johnny Depp because I think in the development of the screen play, he wanted to keep the Barbossa and Sparrow relationship like an old married couple, constantly bickering. It goes back to the first film, the ownership of the Pearl is at the heart of that conflict. I think it was only on this film that we started to talk about the Black Pearl as a sort of shared girlfriend, I think that kind of made that plotline a little bit more interesting than talking about a boat. Over the four films they’ve kept shape-shifting my character which is fun. In the first film I start as the outright villain spat out of the mouth of hell. Then in two and three he became more of a diplomat, and I think now he’s really landed on his feet, or foot (laughs). Barbossa’s vain and arrogant and pompous enough to think that he actually does belong in the court, and that gave me a terrific new set of variables to play with which was a lot of fun."
Johnny Depp 'Sponged' From Keith Richards...
Johnny Depp has said he "sponged" off Keith Richards to help create his Pirates Of The Caribbean character. The actor, who plays Captain Jack Sparrow in the long-running Disney franchise, famously used a combination of The Rolling Stones' guitarist and cartoon skunk Pepe Le Pew as the prime inspiration for Captain Jack Sparrow.
In downtown London for the premiere of the new film On Stranger Tides (May 12), Depp explained how he was initially nervous of Richards' reaction.
He said: "It was very strange initially you know when the character's main ingredients came up. I was a little worried at what Keith Richards was gonna think. I didn't fear Pepe Le Pew but I was a little worried about Keith. Because for a good portion of the time I was spending with him, I was sponging as much of him as I possibly could for the character. And when he found out what I’d been doing, it could've gone either way, but he was very nice about it, like 'I had no idea mate!' He was very sweet about it."
Richards has gone on to appear in the Pirates movies himself, joining the cast as Sparrow's father, Captain Teague. He reprises the role in the new film.
Depp expressed his delight, saying: "To be able to then bring him into the fold and bring him into the film and do scenes with him was amazing. It's one of those things you know has been seared into your brain and will never leave. It's one of those moments: "I'm really lucky to be here at this moment, and I'm really lucky that I'm aware that I'm lucky."
Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) crosses paths with a woman from his past (Cruz), and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past. Written by Walt Disney Pictures.