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Mechanical Cabarets and Other Marvels – South Bank

November 10, 2018, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Gears and rods and bearings and cardboard, this is all about creating a one of a kind, mechanical cabaret to amaze just about everyone with your cleverness. Absolutely no experience is required.

The iconic view of the Brisbane River, the “Wheel of Brisbane” and QPAC is precisely cut to scale out of cardboard and presented in a flat pack kit. The wheel slowly turns as a ferry boat cruises by. This kit can be assembled by teens and adults. It is educational in that it demonstrates the use of electrical circuits, pulleys, ratios and cranks.

At the end of the workshop, you will take home your own uniquely decorated moving creation!

This kit is designed by William Davy, a Brisbane based artist and winner of the 2017 Brisbane City Council “Salvage” art competition.

General Information:

  • Participants must be over 16 years of age
  • Enclosed, flat footwear must be worn at all times
  • This workshop does not include a laser induction



November 10, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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State Library of Queensland The Edge
Stanley Place
South Brisbane, 4101 Australia


The Edge, State Library of Queensland
07 3842 9400