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» Goodbye from TopMark....!!!! Published 08/12/2013




The business has closed.

We have had many wonderful years trading with the art, film and creative industries in New Zealand and the Pacific region.

It has been an amazing time to be involved with so many wonderful artists, companies and institutions.

The website will be here for a short time only as we close everything off.

Goodbye and thanks to our supportive and loyal customers and friends.

from

Elizabeth and the TopMark Team.

» NZ Face/Body Competition - March winner !! Published 03/25/2013  
Congratulations to Aimee Holloway for her bright St Patrick's design which has been picked as the winner for March by Christy and Nerida.

Keep an eye out for announcement of next competition at beginning of April! Its going to be fun!

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» NZ Face/Body Painting Competition- March 2013 Published 03/8/2013
February Prize winner, Nerida Rudd.

MARCH competition is all about St Patricks Day of course and it will be on the face. You are free to design your creation anyway u like as long as we can tell it is related to St Patricks Day. You have until 17th March 11.59pm. This month along with Nerida Rudd judging there will be a special guest judge - Christy Lewis! The prize this month is.......... a $50 voucher towards Christy's workshop being held 26th April in Auckland. If you are not attending the workshop you will receive product instead! What an awesome prize, so get creating!
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» NZ Face/Body Painting Competitions Published 02/1/2013  
A place for the awesome NZ Face and Body Painters to enter monthly (hopefully) competitions with prizes! The competitions will be a mixture of judged or highest vote.

FEBRUARY COMPETITION; The theme this month is Summer in NZ  -

Arm Painting!

This gives you lots of scope to design a beautiful piece focusing on your interpretation of summer in NZ on an arm only. You have until 11.59pm 14 Feb to get your pics posted on the FB group site then judging will commence 15th Feb by Mellissa-Daryl Waaka who has up till 22nd Feb to announce winner. We can all relax then till 1st March when they will announce the next competition. Oh what fun! Any questions fire away! They intend to make a photo album with which to put photos in and the prize too. This month the prize has been kindly donated by Mem Bourke @ BodyArt Awards .


January Winner



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» Eat Drink and be Crafty !!! Published 01/25/2013  

As well as an awesome spread of local crafts, there will be games, great food and craft beers to sample and stock up on. The Life Flight helicopter will also be on site so the kids can check that out too. Sound like a fab day out for the family? We think so!

The market can be found at the beautiful Battle Hill Farm Forest Park, on Paekakariki Hill Road north of Porirua Harbour. With its farm setting, native bush reserve and panoramic views Battle Hill provides a great opportunity to enjoy the open spaces of rural Wellington. The five hundred hectares of Battle Hill are a mix of flat, rolling and steeper hill country, making it a haven for walking, horse riding, mountain biking, camping and picnicking.

Head along to Battle Hill on Saturday 26 January from 10am till 4pm.

Admission is free and EFTPOS is available.

Find out more on the arty and crafty - www.felt.co.nz

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» Go Kiwis !!! Published 01/18/2013  

NZ Junior Pastry Team prepares in Italy for Cup challenge


It is just days away until the New Zealand Junior Pastry Team takes on the world of pastry as it vies for the Junior Pastry World Cup in Rimini Fiera, Italy.

The competition theme this year is ‘The Circus of the Future’ and our team will be up against nine other nations competing including Japan, England, France and South Korea.

During the competition they will be required to make two sculptures – one in sugar, the other in chocolate. They will also make a chocolate cake, a gelato bar of any flavour that is to be glazed in chocolate, as well as three pralines and a cream dessert based on white chocolate and fruit.

The TopMark Team wishes Vivian and Sarah every success in the competition.
We will bring you the results as soon as they are available.
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» Kavvas Glass Studio Published 12/22/2012
                                                                                                            


 

Dear Elizabeth @ TopMark

 

Thank you very much for sponsoring  my studio by donating   IBG alginate and Flexi brushable polyurethane mould making material for my past Mould Making Course on 13 to 16 October 2012.

 

The course was attended by 6 students (my limit was 5). Three students had PhD in art, one of them was also a professional sculptor. Two were gentlemen who were industrial glass manufacturers, and the sixth was an archeologist with interest in glass and ceramic. They all made amazing comments about my course. One industrial manufacturer’s answer to one of my question if they would recommend my course to their friends, replied. “Yes to friends but not to competitors”. Says it enough.

 

Students were very successful in using your alginate with body parts, and brushable polyurethane. The result was superb definition and repeatability. They were all given your contact information to buy these products and more.

 

I am sorry for not being able to write to you earlier. I had to rush overseas and I have only been back for 2 weeks.

 

I take this opportunity to wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season and New Year.

 

Thank you once again for your generous contributions.

 

Kind regards

 

Nejat Kavvas

 

Sculptor

 

 

 

 

 


» Adria Morgan at Uno Design Published 11/16/2012


Adria Morgan with Uno ♥

Adria was born in Wellington and studied at Otago Polytechnic’s School of Fine Arts in the early 1990s. She has since divided her time between regularly exhibiting, and working as an Art Director for film and television. Often the disciplines of her work in the film industry have filtered through to her more freewheeling art practices.

A technically skilled figurative painter, in recent years Adria has focused on exploring new and difference mediums. Her most recent pieces have been created by pouring liquid resin onto stretched canvas and manipulating the resin into controlled compositions; the vivid colors swirl and create the illusion of spatial depth.

Adria has been the recipient of several Creative New Zealand Arts Grants...

Visit the showroom at UNO Design Ltd, or go to Facebook to see some of her beautiful Pieces!!

» Project Born 2012 Published 10/26/2012  


Project Born is a high-end lingerie fashion show, which includes dance,
 drama, live music, performance, body painting and amazing creations from
 world renowned and Oscar Award© winning Weta Workshop.


Presented by Weta Workshop and Mojo Coffee, the Project Born Show features
 the lingerie of Emma Highfield, luxury silk sleepwear and loungewear from For Every Minute and mens underwear from Milkman.



Hosted by Buffy & Bimbo, the show is in two acts and the standard catwalk
 lingerie show will be again challenged with the products showcased amongst
dance, drama, projection & live music.



TopMark is proud to be associated with this event, by sponsoring materials to be used in the SpecialFX makeup on many of the featured models.

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» ZOMBIETHON Published 10/19/2012  


Have you ever wanted to eat brains and chase people slowly down the street?
Would you like to be part of a collective that groans and has no social skills what so ever?
Do you have the need to get dirty? Really dirty?
The wait is over.

ZOMBIETHON is here!


On Sunday  21st of October at the Armageddon Expo (ASB Show grounds) a team of expert Make Up artists will be producing film quality zombies for New Zealand's first Zombie Olympics and Brain Hunt.

BodyFX and the Armageddon Expo have teamed up to help raise funds for a hard working charity.  The Haemophilia Foundation of New Zealand through our Zombiethon.

'We thought with the end of the world happening we could run some sort of pre event to get into the spirit of it all. If the end of the world doesn't happen, well we have raised some money for an epic charity!'

There will be fake blood, LOTS of fake blood. Please bring old clothes that you do not mind being stained. Most of the fake blood can be washed off but BODYFX will not be liable for any damage done to clothing.

For more info on the event, rules, tickets and supplies go to ZombieFX


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