Saturday September 20:
Join the Dunedin Gasworks Guild of Gadgeteers at the Time Travellers Ballus for an evening of dancing and general frivolity and splendidness. Captain Hansom and the Operonicon’s will be providing entertainment. Imagine you have time travelled from another time, place or dimension, and come along suitably attired, with prizes on the night. 7.30pm to 12.30am, Toitu. Tickets from mytickets.excellentevents.co.nz or call 03 477 8048.
Saturday September 20:
Come one, come all, and view at your leisure the finery of the Gasworks Guild of Gadgeteers Carnivale Day. Take your photo dressed in steampunk. A Steampunk exhibition, High Tea by gold coin donation, raffles, a talk about steampunk fashion, a talk about the history of Absinthe plus tasting opportunity. Dunedin Gasworks Museum, 20 Braemar St. $5.00 per person, children under 15 free. All monies raised will go to the Gasworks Museum.
Saturday September 13 – 20th
Blacksmith Master Classes and Demonstations
To coincide with the visit of Barry Brickell to Dunedin and his exhibition at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery HIS OWN STEAM: A BARRY BRICKELL SURVEY, the Dunedin Gasworks Museum is holding series of Blacksmithing Demonstrations and Master classes that are open to the public. These are being held in the recently restored Fitting Shop Forge.
These classes are being run by Nate Savill who has worked at Barry Brickell’s Driving Creek Railway on commissions for the Barry Brickell Gallery.
Blacksmithing Master Class: Cost $150.00 (includes all material and equipment)
• Saturday 13th September: Daytime workshop 11am-3pm
• Tuesday 16th September: Evening workshop 5.00-9pm
• Thursday 18th September: Evening workshop 5.00-9pm
• Saturday 20th September: Daytime workshop 11am-3pm
Available from mytickets.excellentevents.co.nz or call 03 477 8048
Nate Savill and Peter Mason working in the the Fitting Shop Forge
• Sunday 14th September 12 – 3pm
• Sunday 21st September 12 – 3pm
“Nothing works at the Gasworks” is no more! Not only do we have steam thanks to the great efforts of Tom and John and the operations team in reinstating the new boiler, but also Peter Mason our blacksmith has the forge up and running having had to repair a leak in the tuyere (the air pipe coming directly in contact with the fire on the bellows of the forge). If you want to find more out about the operations of a Forge check out this site http://www.beautifuliron.com/forge.htm.
Peter is presently cleaning up old equipment by an annealing process where the steel is quenched (rapidly cooled) in oil.