The Eveleigh Works blacksmithing school is celebrating its one-year anniversary with an anything-but-average crafting party on Good Friday. It'll swing its doors wide open for a day of free forging demonstrations, sculpting workshops and competitions, with a sausage sizzle to boot.
Located in the Australia Technology Park, the school goes back to the building's 130-year-old roots as a traditional craft school, running weekly short courses in metal sculpture, hand forging, knife-making and traditional tool making. These courses are on the pricey side, so the event is a rare chance to getting involved without dropping lots of cash.
Joining the festivities are renowned Italian sculptures Roberto and Niko Giordani, who have just completing a month-long residency at Eveleigh Works and will unveil a new three-metre sculpture, created with the school's founder Matt Mewburn. Throughout the day, competitions and raffles will be up for grabs, with some legit prizes for the winners.
Entry and all demonstrations are free — the only thing you'll be out of pocket for is the by-donation barbecue lunch of sausages, burgers and a veg option. Proceeds from the food will go toward refurbishing one of the school's old industrial machines, so, all-in-all, it's a few bucks well spent.