Exhibitions & Events Archive


Bungendore Wood Works Gallery opened September 14 in 1983. Thirty years later an exhibition featuring the work of 29 designer makers and artists will open that does not look to the past, but to the future. The title of the exhibition is NEXT. This is something all involved ponder, not only the very nature of the objects they design and make, but possible new directions for their practice and indeed their lives.

14 September – 6 November 2013

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A Silent Journey – Acrylic on canvas 85x130cm $14,500

David Voigt – Return To Wilderness

12 September – 25 October, 2015
David Voigt – Return To Wilderness

You are invited to the Exhibition Opening of new works by David Voigt
Saturday 12th September 2015 at 2pm in the Octagon ArtSpace
Opening by Pamela Griffith Artist-Printmaker

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Come on Baby Light My Fire

A Red-Hot night of Fire Twirling - Mulled Wine - Fine Food & Exquisite Jazz 6pm Saturday 29 August 2015 in The Gallery and Cafe Wood Works Multi-instrumentalist Lachlan Coventry and uniquely versatile songstress Rachael Thoms are long time friends and collaborators delivering moving, hypnotic and musically gratifying interpretations of some of the best loved tunes in the standard repertoire. 3 Course Dinner Mulled Wine and entree in the Gallery Lamb Shanks with Truffle Mash Fig and Pecan Pudding Bookings at the Cafe or on 02 6238 1688. Tickets $60Read more
Mapping Memories – Tracking Visions – Reclaiming Culture

Mapping Memories – Tracking Visions – Reclaiming Culture

An Exhibition of Recent Works by North Queensland Indigenous Printmakers A Naidoc Week 2015 Event

Glen Mackie Mapping Memories vinylcut relief prints Daniel O'Shane Tracking Visions vinyl relief prints Paul Bong Reclaiming Culture Handcoloured etchings

Opening Saturday, 4 July 2015 at 2pm Gallery talk by Master Printmaker Theo Tremblay, Editions Tremblay - No Fixed Press, Cairns with Guest Artist Zenadh Kes printmaker Daniel O'Shane.

Exhibition continues until September 7, 2015

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The Paper Boy  2015 – 40x36cm Mixed media on board  $2,600

Maynard Waters – a working painter

13 June – 1 July, 2015

You are invited to the Exhibition Opening And Launch of the new Book Maynard Waters – A working painter surveying over 55 years of the extraordinary artistic journey of one of Australia’s foremost naïve artists.

Opening and Launch by David Mac Laren
Artistic Director Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

Saturday 13th June, 2015 2pm in the Octagon ArtSpace

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Lady Sings it Better

Presented by Café Wood Works, Artsound FM and Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

Saturday 4th July from 6pm at Cafe Wood Works

Playful, Silly, Sexy & Painfully Funny
Maeve Marsden, Anneliese Szota, Fiona Pearson and Libby Wood re-invent the world’s most famous male musicians as hilarious high energy cabaret with Hannah James (Bass), Hayden Barltrop (Keys) and Lauren Allison (Drums)

Listen their track Satisfaction

The fine dining team at Café wood works will provide a sumptuous 3-course meal. This event promises to be a diverse, entertaining and tasty experience.
$75 per person bookings 02 6238 1688 or in the Cafe.

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Jindabyne Rocks, oil on board, 25x31cm $3,000 (SOLD)

Ken Knight - From the Artist’s Studio

From the Artist’s Studio
An Exhibition of Paintings by Ken Knight
28 March – 3 June, 2015

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The John Mackey Trio with Geoff Page

Café Wood Works in association with Artsound FM 92.7 present an exciting night of jazz, contemporary poetry and fine food

The John Mackey Trio with Geoff Page
Saturday 28 March From 6pm

The John Mackey Trio, with Mackey on sax, Lachlan Coventry on guitar and James Luke on bass, will perform and also combine with readings of poetry by one of the best-known celebrators of Australian culture, Geoff Page.

Listen to "Confirmation" by the John Mackey Trio

The fine dining team at Café wood works will provide a sumptuous 3-course meal. This event promises to be a diverse, entertaining and tasty experience.
$70 per person bookings 02 6238 1688 or in the Cafe.

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Dirk Lejeune

An exhibition of decorative woodwork

10 January - 16 February, 2015

The Gallery will stage an exhibition from January 17 of the work of Belgian born woodworker/artist Dirk Lejeune. Dirks works (dirkswirks) are a fascinating exploration of shape, and a play on repetition using multiple segments of natural materials, particularly wood in a multitude of forms. Here’s what Dirk has to say about his work and his raison d'être.

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Jef Neve

International Jazz Direct From Belgium
Saturday 17 January 2015 from 6pm

One of Europe’s most acclaimed composer/performers playing music from his new CD ONE on the Yamaha C7 Concert Grand Piano
Listen to Jef Neve's track "Formidable"

The Evenings Program
From 6pm: Reception and opening of an exhibition of the woodwork of Dirk LeJeune by His Excellency Mr. Jean-Luc Bodson, Ambassador of Belgium.
Cocktail Dinner in the Wood Works Gallery including refreshments by Stella Artois and Pipers Brook Vineyard.
From 8pm: Concert and Dessert in Cafe Wood Works
$65 per person. Bookings in the Cafe or call 02 6238 1688.

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Home with Wood Review

This exhibition displays the work of seventeen accredited members of Studio Woodworkers Australia (SWA) which was founded in 2011 and comprises both accredited members and general members. As a national organisation, its role is to promote and support professional designer-makers working in wood.

Accredited members are all well-known for their exemplary design ideas and skills in producing high-end, one-off pieces and for undertaking commissions.

The premise for this exhibition was to offer the members an opportunity to expand their audiences and create original production pieces which would appeal to home-owners looking for well-considered, affordable designs and who appreciate the values of quality of handcrafted items – in this instance, furniture.

These principles form the basis of an invitation to visitors to cast their votes in the People’s Choice Award. They are invited to vote for one item that they think best demonstrates the purpose of the exhibition, that is:

  • an innovative idea
  • ideal for the home
  • a good design suitable for production
  • well made
  • affordable for home owners
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Alex Gibson

Café WoodWorks, Artsound FM 92.7 & Bungendore Wood Works Gallery present

Alex Gibson – Singer, Songwriter, and star of ‘The Voice’ with a bag-full of Blues, Folk, Soul, Jazz and soft Rock

Second Concert & Dinner Due to Popular Demand

Friday 14th & Saturday 15th November 6.30pm. 3 Course Dinner and Show $75
Call the Café Wood Works on 02 6238 1688 for bookings.

Listen to a couple of Alex's track the "The Dreamer" and "Just Fine"

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Home with Wood

13 September – 20 November 2014

Home with Wood features work by more than 20 acclaimed wood designers, makers and artists, all accredited members of Studio Woodworkers Australia, such as David Upfill-Brown, Tony Kenway, Neil Erasmus, David Emery and Will Matthysen

Home with Wood is a woodworking exhibition with a difference. In specifically featuring the work of accredited members of the national professional organisation, Studio Woodworkers Australia, it includes many of Australia’s finest designer-makers in wood. Already well-known for their design ideas and skills in producing significant one-off works and in carrying out special commissions, for this exhibition the participants have been invited to focus on affordable production pieces which will appeal to discerning home-owners who love wood and appreciate the values of handmade items. This will be an exciting exhibition that considers how people live and what they need, by providing innovative works that will enhance our contemporary domestic environments.

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Sandie White and The Dream Team

Songs from The Great American Songbook

Saturday 20th September 2014 Café Wood Works, 6.30 for 7pm
3 Course Dinner and Concert $70 per head
Bookings Cafe Wood Works on 6238 1688

Hear Sandie and the Dream Team in action on their track "Lullaby of the Leaves".

Entree: Salt and Peper Calamari with greens and lime mayonnaise
Main: Chicken Breast with asparagus risotto, capsicum, eggplant with a wild mushroom sauce
Dessert: Honey yoghurt Flan with poached berries and double cream
Vegetarian option available, please indicate preference at time of booking.

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City Light – Maynard Waters

9 August – 9 September 2014
Meet the Artist Saturday 9 August from 2pm

An exhibition expressing a visual storyteller’s passion for the omnipresent and vital light that brings the city of his upbringing to life.

Maynard Waters was born in Sydney in 1936. His father was a carpenter who travelled and worked throughout Australia and Maynard followed as a construction worker. During his travels he met many different characters amongst his workmates and the people of the many towns he visited. His mind stored up pictures of the various facets of Australian life, which later appeared in his paintings of country towns and vignettes of city life.

He had always had the desire to paint. His first attempts were tentative representations of the Australian life he knew so well. Soon, as he offered paintings to galleries and they sold, his career as a painter was born, and in due time became an established painter and muralist.

After training at East Sydney Technical College and an overseas study tour he garnered greater technical ability and maturity.

For a period Maynard taught at the Canberra National Art School. He soon decided that he could not paint and teach and do both well, so he dropped teaching and made painting his work.

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Mistique – Chan Dissanayake

9 August – 9 September 2014
Meet the Artist Saturday 9 August from 2pm

An exhibition resulting from the study of the effects and plays of light under misty atmospheric conditions.

Chan Dissanayake was born in Sri Lanka to an artistic family, his father an internationally acclaimed film director and his mother an art teacher. He migrated with his family to Australia in 1986.

A talent for drawing was recognized in pre-school days and a passion for art, especially for watercolours, kept him actively involved in it. Having studied watercolour painting with renowned Australian artists, he had embarked on a journey of self-discovery.

Achieving rapid success and winning many major awards, he has gained a considerable reputation as an outstanding watercolour artist. His solo exhibition ‘Cool Waters’ held in October 2010 at the Bungendore Woodworks Gallery was a sell-out. Since being invited as a guest tutor at the Summer Art Experience by the Artists society of Canberra 2011 and 2012, he now conducts workshops throughout Australia and is a well sought after tutor. In August 2014 he will be featuring as a tutor at ASOC startART programme.

Chan is a multi-award winning artists, he created history in 2013 by winning the overall prize on both major art exhibitions in Canberra, where he was named the winner of the Agricultural Heritage Prize and the overall Champion Exhibit at the Royal Canberra Show in 2013; and Best of Show and People’s Choice Award at the Artists Society of Canberra Spring Exhibition 2013.

His works are highly sought after in local and regional galleries.

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