Woodgate arts fest a success
WOODGATE’S long weekend of entertainment, art and markets started last Friday with the opening of the art exhibition.
Event organisers worked tirelessly planning and organising the Woodgate Arts in Spring weekend.
It was four days of fun and excitement.
Artists showcased their wares and imagination with outstanding pictures, sculptures and one amazing robot, standing six-feet tall, by local artist Malcolm Macklin-Shaw.
Robbie the robot took the artist two years to build. He set it aside for weeks at a time to work on other projects.
The art show was the incentive to finish the project and put it on display.
Robbie the robot was made from fibreglass, hot glue, various types of plastics, PVC downpipes, water waste tubing, timber, wire, Christmas lights, various electronic devices, bus reading lights, connecting wire, a windscreen wiper motor and a great imagination.
These items were obtained from various hardware outlets, council transfer stations, op shops and garage sales.
Mr Macklin-Shaw said he had no formal training in the field of robotics or electronics and a lot of his efforts were by trial and error.
When it comes to craft, he will have a go at making anything with some quite remarkable success.
The weekend continued with jazz in the park on Saturday and Sunday.
The crowd enjoyed the perfect spring weather and took the opportunity to have a picnic in the park while being entertained.
The weekend wrapped up with a busy Monday market.
The hot weather and sea breeze provided the perfect atmosphere.
Families shopped and ate and the kids were entertained with the jumping castle.
The organisers were pleased with the event and the crowd numbers.
They thanked Woodgate residents for their support, and all the volunteers who helped put the event together.
The organisers said next year’s event would be even bigger and better.
ALL SMILES: Lucy Smith from Woodgate Events enjoys the beautiful weather at the Woodgate Family Market Day, the grand finale of the Woodgate Arts in Spring Festival held over the long weekend.
ARTS IN SPRING: The crowd was entertained by the Inner City Jazz Band on Saturday and Sunday.
Roy Dekoke and Ruth Amos in their stall at the Woodgate Family Market Day.
Judy and John Teale from the Sunshine Coast admire an outback landscape on show at the Market Day.
Geri Sayre looks through a selection of Christmas-themed clothing at the Woodgate Family Market Day.
Serena, Heather, Grant and Bradley Holder at the Woodgate Family Market Day.
It was a big weekend of events for Woodgate.
Welcome to Woodgate.
Crowds sample the tasty treats at the Woodgate markets on Monday.
Alla and Tamika Hey at the Woodgate Family Market Day.