Owning a tiki is like owning a piece of Oceania and everything associated with the island lifestyle. Plain and simple, tikis are Fun! When you see a tiki you are mentally transported to a place where salty air and turquoise water mingle with the smell of grilled fish and the sounds of steel drums. This reminds you that real places like this still exist and we should know because we live in one.
This is your chance to create your own tiki carving under tutelage of the world-renowned Marcus Thorn!
Tiki carver and painter, Marcus Thorn of Tiki Beat has been carving tikis for over 15 years and painting and drawing since his early teens. Heavily involved in the Hot Rod and Low Brow art scene in Australia Marcus is fast becoming one of the most highly respected tiki carvers in the world and his carvings have featured in various Hot Rod Magazines and movies for NBC Studios New York and Warner Bros Movieworld Gold Coast, Australia and carving in Hawaii for hotels and developments and restoration of antique carvings/tikis.
Date: Friday 5 July
Time: 1pm – 5pm (allow a little bit of extra time just in case!)
Workshop 2: Fogarty Park
Date: Saturday 6 July
Time: 12 – 4pm (you will finish in time to participate in the world record attempt!)
Price: $150 for one session, $225 if you attend both (trust us, you’ll get hooked!)
This workshop is suitable for age 14 and up.