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  About Chantal the Fairy

“Face painting is unlike any other art form, it physically touches another person, it gains the closeness and trust of another human being if only for a moment. In that time the outcomes and possibilities are endless.” 
                                                                                  Chantal “The Fairy” Munro

Chantal the Fairy

Internationally renowned Australian artist, Chantal the Fairy has been Darwin’s most popular children’s entertainer for nearly 20 years. Borne with an innate sense of humour, imagination and empathy this has translated into the development and growth of the children’s entertainment industry in Darwin. Chantal has a diverse array of skills, including magic, juggling, uni cycling, trick-bike riding, plate spinning, singing, story-telling, balloon modeling, and world class face painting.

She has performed at all of Darwin’s major family events and venues including The Darwin Entertainment Centre, The Festival of Darwin’s ‘Teddy Bear Picnic’, The Lord Mayor’s ‘Lighting of the Christmas Tree’, The Fred’s Pass Rural show, and the Darwin and Katherine Royal shows. Her engaging vaudevillian style shows have toured and entertained children and adults from Miami in America, to Wadeye in the remote outback of the Australia’s Northern Territory.

Nominated for the Northern Territory Citizen of the year in 2000, and for Business Woman of the year 2005, Chantal represented Australia at the World Face Painting Convention in Orlando, Florida (USA) in 2003 and 2004.  Chantal’s national and international seminars in face art are inspiring and motivating, with laughter and play a major part of these workshops. The demand for Chantal’s face painting techniques led her to design and publish her first book in 1998, it has now sold 40,000 copies worldwide and is the most sought after self-published face-painting book in the world. 

Both her book and instructional CD-Rom are the most comprehensive educational aids for face painting available to schools and educational facilities. Chantal has also had great success targeting social issues such as bullying, through face painting programs.  She believes that, “Painting on a piece of paper is one thing but painting another human being, involving positive social contact where achievement is guaranteed can be life altering.”  These programs have been of inspiration to international community’s which have based their own programs on Chantal’s ideas. She has also created educational programs designed to tackle , waste management, dog safety, numeracy and literacy in primary schools, and has presented Technology shows to high schools throughout the Northern Territory.

A national uni-cycling champion, Chantal holds seven gold medals from the 2005 and the 2007 National Championships, in the 100m, 400m, 800m races, and the 5 km marathon.  She also holds two silver medals in the artistic and obstacle races.  

Chantal also spends time developing children’s storybooks and has written and illustrated over 20 children’s stories, not yet published.  Having suffered from Suppressed Clown Syndrome for most of her childhood, Chantal accredits her success to her family and partner Gordon for the love and support that gave this wingless fairy flight.

How it all started
In 1991, Chantal found her path and started her Fairy career as a children’s face painter. Due to her enchanting and clown like personality, it didn’t take long before the demand for her hobby - the clown, became her profession. When she first started painting, she began with a book on her lap and a box of paints handed down by the blue haired fairy ‘Gina’. Rather shakily at first she began, the children were delighted with her efforts, and encouraged her on. Next she handmade some pretty little business cards and created attractive signs displaying her artwork. Each year Chantal learnt something new to take out to birthday parties. Part of her visual artist’s performance is costuming so she makes all her own costumes as a further expression of “her fairy,” in 1995 she joined the Darwin troupe Kids fun Biz.

“Twenty years from now you will be more dis-appointed by the things that you didn’t do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
                                                                                                             Mark Twain

Childrens entertiner and face painting products, Darwin, Northern Territory

Childrens entertiner and face painting products, Darwin, Northern Territory

Childrens entertiner and face painting products, Darwin, Northern Territory

Childrens entertiner and face painting products, Darwin, Northern Territory

Childrens entertiner and face painting products, Darwin, Northern Territory

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