mystery building up in Sydney suburbs with Eva Rinaldi;
News media companies start probe, by Greg Tingle
Statue Bodyart Avatar
new mystery has struck Sydney's suburbs, stretching
from Bondi Beach out to Marrickville and beyond, which
has people from all walks of life wondering where
the lovable creatures will strike next.
was film producer / director James Cameron who introduced
the world to 'Avatar' in 2009, however sources close
to Cameron and News Limited owned 20th Century Fox
deny any responsibly for the "rebel" avatar
phenom to hit Sydney streets.
and media insiders have noted however that the "knock
off" Avatar's have a habit of showing up whenever
bodypainter and artist Eva Rinaldi and one or two
of her photographic team are around.
this month alone the rebel 'Avatar' creatures have
been seen and photographed at Bondi Beach (alongside
the graffiti art wall), the Sydney Opera House, Abbotsford
and most recently, Marrickville (Skid Row Radio).
upon appearance the mysterious Avatar's are neither
the work of amateurs, however they are not quite ready
to insert right into a Cameron production either.
source who claims to be close to the rebel Avatar's
leaked that they are quite likely creations of Sydney
based artist Eva Rinaldi, who perhaps not by coincidence
has also embarked on a national - international campaign
to bodypaint and / or create a human statue of Oprah
leak said "I'm pretty sure its Eva Rinaldi behind
this publicity stunt - ambush marketing effort of
sorts. She's very clever. You will note that there's
no branding on her bodypainted creations, unlike the
Barvaria beer happening at the World Cup. She seems
to have her heart in the right place and its not a
blatant brand knock off or anything else that is likely
to get her in hot water on the legal front. It's actually
very clever and talented work and marketing, and she
looks to have created an international marketing and
media campaign on a shoestring budget. I'm pretty
sure had something to do with the Sydney Opera House
'John Travolta' shenanigans last weekend on the open
day also. By plugging into major events she's generating
national and worldwide publicity, and I think it may
even be assisting the official Tourism Australia and
Oprah Winfrey media campaigns also. Her campaign,
if its hers of course, is likely to spark a number
of copy cat artists, and I think that may have already
happened. If one further researches Eva Rinaldi you
come across Human Statue Bodyart on the internet,
and there's a number of photos, articles and even
blog entries that further suggest she is the mastermind
behind these Avatar phenoms".
far both the official Avatar franchise and the mystery
Avatar's have received largely balanced and positive
news media coverage.
Cameron's Avatar recently announced that they will
be doing a trilogy, and something tells us that Rinaldi
and co conspirators are also well aware of that fact.
if you happen to spot any of the rebel Avatar's in
your neighborhood please make contact with both local
authorities and us immediately. No one has offered
any reward money to date, however an anonymous legal
eagle did suggest that if the outbreak of the new
breed of Avatar's become too much of a problem that
reward money may be offered.
or her Human Statue Bodyart enterprise is understood
to have not entered any marketing or media awards
this year, but judging upon her recent efforts we
think most certainly that she should throw her colourful
hat in the ring.
the time of publication a media leak suggested that
Rinaldi and / or the rebel Avatars, will also be covered
in suburban Sydney newspaper, Northern District Times,
published by the Cumberland Newspaper Group.
the meantime entertainment and media commentators
have suggested to enjoy the ride, as its unlikely
to last forever, however with that said, Rinaldi and
friends are understood to always remain one or two
steps ahead of the thought police, adding media tycoon
Richard Branson, John Travolta, Nicole Kidman and
rock gods KISS to her 'To Do - To Paint' list. Rinaldi
if you're out there, and I think you are, I See You!
Opera House Open Day Gets Visual And Musical Surprise
with Kat Ferguson and Eva Rinaldi, by Greg Tingle
- 24th October 2010
was the special one off open day for the famed Sydney
icon - the Sydney Opera ("Oprah") House.
50,000 lined up to get an insiders look at "The
House", and the wet weather was no deterrent.
were treated to an unexpected (but largely very welcome)
unscheduled happening and performance by Eva Rinaldi
and her Human Statue Bodyart troupe, passionately
campaigning to bodypaint and create a human statue
of Oprah Winfrey and friends, rain, hail or shine.
who has let it been known the world over of her wish
to to paint Oprah and friends, pulled out all the
stops today, even securing singer - songwriter sensation,
Kat Ferguson, who co wrote 'If I Could Have One Wish'
with Kay Fallico.
seemingly impromptu and unscheduled performance drew
considerable attention by visitors, news media and
security, who hung on every word. In a curious twist,
famed Bondi Beach photographer Peter Carrette appeared
out of the middle of nowhere, just as he did last
weekend at Bondi, and appeared to get the cream of
the photographic opportunities, flanked by up and
coming "pap" Marek Jezierski. Both paps
seemed to have better information on the surprise
and were more up to speed than the official Sydney
Opera House security team, who were largely warm and
inviting to Rinaldi's creative surprises.
passes by picked up on some of the lyrics that included
"I feel a masterpiece unfolding, beneath this
paintbrush that I'm holding...Dear Oprah please be
brave, cause every coin I raise, will make this world
a better place." Even some of Rinaldi's bodypainted
models and human statues started singing and dancing,
including her very own 'John Travolta Qantas Pilot'
(Martin Vadam) and Taaleah Jezierski ('Statue Of Liberty'),
Benjamin Cao (Australia reptile) and Jillian Bachara
('BBW Beach Babe'). 'John Travolta' caught the eyes
and heart of a bush swag of Japanese tourists who
were overheard to say "John's hot stuff",
and "Trovolta" responded in kind with a
few dance moves, flex or his pecs and a tip of his
captain's hat. Others were also heard to shout out
"Where's Tom" (Cruise), and chatting about
Gail, Russell, Hugh and Jack Thompson was also picked
up by news media technical equipment.
open day proved to be a big hit with both Aussies,
tourists, news media, celebrities et al, and no doubt
the day further warmed up Australians for both official
and paid performances at "The House" as
well as the pending arrival of Winfrey and friends
folks, Australia still has "Oprah Fever",
regardless of whatever spelling or connotation you
choose, and media leaks advise that Rinaldi and some
of her inner circle will be campaigning again tomorrow
at "people power" news media mainstay, 'Joy's
World' as seen on TVS.
have to hand it to Tourism Australia, Sydney Opera
House, Eva Rinaldi and all news media and performers
involved... they have really got it right this time,
and the surge of campaigning has appeared to put a
shot in the arm of Australia's recently struggling
tourism sector, and the buzz around Sydney's cafes
and water coolers has to be heard to be believed.
Well done Australia, you are once again showing 'The
World' how its done. One last thing... "Let's
Tingle is a friend and associate of Eva Rinaldi
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