Mardi Gras WorkshopMardi Gras Workshop

The Mardi Gras Workshop produces several amazing Parade floats each year, along with scenic props and signage for Fair Day, the Party and other Mardi Gras season events. Our Workshop also includes its own costume design department for Parade floats and Party shows.

The Workshop crew is made up of highly skilled Artisans and Artists that come from carpentry, welding, sculpture, painting and scenic and costume-making backgrounds. Each year the Mardi Gras Workshop also includes a hand-selected team of volunteers who compliment and assist our core crew. These volunteers are highly skilled creative types who enjoy painting, glittering and/or sewing and costume making.

Our Mardi Gras Workshop crew for 2018 was: Workshop Production Manager Liz Carter, Simon Stratten, Andy Broadley, Graham Reed, Matina Moutzouris, Aesha Henderson, Leah LeLash, Aron Dosiak, Gemma O'Nions, Dan Vulletich, Tano Russo, AnSo Ridelaire, Tiffany Porto, Callum Robinson, Mark Smith, Mick Teixeira, Grant Freeland, Joshua Gray, Lisa Bergan, Shannon Riggs, Ang Sinnet, Ramie Moussa, Dave Rae, Sarah Lording, Kathrin Davis and Craig Featherstone. The volunteers this season were: Corrie McDougall, Jo Ferrandu, Jessica Rohr, Thanh Machin, Vania Contresras, Steph Sands, Edie Fiallos, Ian Meggitt, Sharon Williams, Kenton Cheung, Mel Menzies, Karla Andrews, Hugo Guerra, Marion Deler, Justine Devliaulinlk, Jade Philip and Adrian Machado.

To get in touch with the Mardi Gras Workshop, email

See a behind-the-scenes video showing the wonderful work of the Mardi Gras Workshop below.

Cheeky peek behind the scenes at Mardi Gras HQ

Here’s a cheeky peek behind the scenes at Mardi Gras HQ. A big thank you to all of the agencies, organisations and volunteers who help make #SydneyMardiGras sparkle Heading to the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade? Major road closures will be in place so leave the car at home and catch public transport. Plenty of extra trains and buses will be running but with huge crowds expected, services will be very busy. Plan ahead and allow plenty of extra travel time to make the most of your night

Posted by NSW Government on Thursday, March 2, 2017