EFFIGY CREWS

THE BUG & THE TEMPLE

The Bug and The Temple are the two centre pieces of the burn. Building them is a community effort and we strive to involve as many participants as possible in their creation (and destruction!). 

The design process begins months before the event, with workshops taking place regularly at HSBNE in Brisbane. The effigies are largely prefabricated offsite, and then transported for assembly on site two to three weeks pre-event. 

EFFIGY TEAM LEADS celebrating a successful burn | photo: Caz Thomas

EFFIGY TEAM LEADS celebrating a successful burn | photo: Caz Thomas

Availability: 

Build - offsite 8 weeks before the event (weekends); onsite 1-2 weeks before the event. 

Opening ceremony; Friday - rehearsal (2-3 hours); performance (1 hour)

Burn night - assist Rangers & F.L.A.M.E. crew. 2pm til end of burn.

Skills: 

We welcome all skill levels, although some experience with carpentry, bamboo construction, lighting, or large art construction is a plus. 

Get Involved

The best way to get involved is simply to show up at the next workshop in HSBNE and introduce yourself. Upcoming workshop dates are posted on the official Modifyre facebook page. 

If you can't make it any time soon, send us an email at bug@modifyre.org and tell us about yourself.

If you are interested in volunteering on a build but not sure where you fit in, fill out the Volunteer Registration form below and we'll be in touch.

 

<<VOLUNTEER

BUG & TEMPLE CREWS
Build the effigies

Dept. of INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTION
Site infrastructure 

EARTH GUARDIANS
Leave No Trace

F.L.A.M.E
Fire safety

THE FORGERY
Artist liaison

GATE
Tickets please!

GREETERS
Welcome home!

THE HEART
Festival info centre

KITCHEN
Feed the crew

LANTERNEERS
Light the streets

MEDICS
First Aid response

RANGERS
Community welfare

THEME CAMPS
Co-ordinate madness