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 2013Read more
Painting from Nature – the 2014 Collection
Opening and meet the artist – Saturday 5th April from 2pm
Exhibition continues until 13th May 2014
John Sharman is one of this Gallery’s most prolific artists, not only in terms of the large body of work he has produced during a professional career spanning some 35 years, but also in terms of sales.Read more
Join us on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd March at 6pm with Master craftsman Geoff Hannah for a magical evening of insight into the man and his masterpiece of Australian Wood Craft.
On the evening we will also be launching a Prospectus for the possible public purchase and permanent placement of the cabinet to be available to the public to enjoy for many years to come.
A limited number of places are available. Phone 6238 1682 to reserve your place.
Until January 28, 2014
Although David Upfill-Brown is well known in the fine furniture-making scene, he is perhaps not so well known to those outside the circle. In the 1970s, he was carving in wood and stone in Central and Southern Africa. He then decided to focus on furniture and in 1980/81 studied furniture making and design at the John Makepeace School, Parnham, in England. From 1982 to 1999 with his wife Hermione he ran a bespoke furniture workshop in Tharwa near Canberra.
He taught part time at the Wood Work Shop at the Australian National University and was appointed inaugural academic director of the Australian School of Fine Furniture in Tasmania in 2000. He was the lead instructor at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine, USA for five years and moved back to Australia. He continues to teach for up to three months annually in Maine.Read more
Exhibitions of Paintings by Judi Power Thomson & Chan Dissanayake
Wild Visions – Calm Reflections presents the work of two of the Gallery’s most popular and prolific artists from the
9 November – 11 December 2013, in the Octagon ArtSpace
A BUNGENDORE WOOD WORKS GALLERY 30TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITIONRead more
Thirty years is a milestone in anyone’s terms. For a commercial gallery to run for thirty years is a great achievement – one worth acknowledging and celebrating.
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery opened in September 1983. The Gallery’s aims have remained consistent throughout the intervening years, although of course things have changed – including moving to new and especially designed premises.
Bungendore Wood Works continues to promote and support the designing and making of fine woodwork and David Mac Laren’s generosity and generosity of spirit infuses the gallery and all those involved with it.
Next is an exhibition that celebrates the past thirty years, but with its gaze very firmly in the future. The word ‘next’ is imbued with anticipation, excitement and the unknown.Read more
Your chance to see a Masterpiece demonstrated and explained by the Master.
Maker of The Hannah Cabinet, Geoff Hannah will be in attendance at the Gallery on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 September to demonstrate and talk about his Cabinet made from 34 timbers, 17 precious and semi precious stones, 4 shell species and containing 18 doors and140 drawers. Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the true wonders of the world of wood.Read more
Friday, 16 August 2013, from 6pm
The Hannah Cabinet must be seen to be believed! Made over a six year period by Geoff Hannah, this masterpiece has 18 doors, 140 drawers made from 34 timber species, 17 semi-precious stones and 4 shell species.
To celebrate having The Hannah Cabinet on show, the Gallery will host an evening on Friday 16th August from 6pm based around a viewing and demonstration of the Cabinet including fire twirling, open fire, mulled wine and an in depth viewing and demonstration with Exhibition Coordinator Stan d’Argeavel of the $1.5 million Hannah Cabinet.
Sadly, the event An Evening with The Hannah Cabinet has been fully booked.
Dinner at Café Wood Works
Following the demonstration the Gallery will be open and a three course dinner will be available in Café Wood Works for $45 per person.
Bookings for Dinner are essential – phone Café Wood Works on 6238 1688.
An Exhibition of Etchings, Paintings and Drawings by Pamela Griffith and David Voigt.
22 June to 23 July, 2013 in the Octagon Artspace
Opening and meet the artists Saturday 22nd June from 2pm
A Bungendore Wood Works Gallery 30th Year Anniversary Exhibition.
When Bungendore Wood Works Gallery opened its new doors to the current Gallery in 1994, Pamela Griffith was the first visual artist to grace the walls of the upstairs, exhibition specific Octagon ArtSpace.
Two years earlier she had opened her woodworking brother Andrew Gittoes’ exhibition in the original Wood Works Gallery located in the historic Bungendore Store just across the road. A widely known and acclaimed artist, Pamela’s printmaking and painting skills have been apparent in the Gallery ever since, including her four solo and three group exhibitions.Read more