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Bill Burgher Playing Card Boxes

Tuesday 09 December 2014

We have two new Playing Card Boxes by master box maker Bill Burgher. Crafted out of NZ Beech, with space for 2 packs of cards and with a simple inlay strip these boxes would make the perfect christmas gift for the passionate card player.

$250 each (cards not included)
160w x 110d mm

Purchase online now

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New Mark Hailston Jewellery Boxes

Monday 01 December 2014

Silky Oak & Banksia

She Oak & Silky Oak – $780
Silky Oak & Banksia – $780
Wenge & Tassie Oak – $880

23w x 13d x 10h cm

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Canberra-Trained Guitarist Wins National Fine Music Network Young Performer of the Year

Saturday 29 November 2014

Congratulations to Canberra-trained classical guitarist, Stephanie Jones, winner of the highly esteemed 2014 National Fine Music Network Young Virtuoso Award. Bungendore Wood Works Gallery and Cafe Wood Works have been proud sponsors of the Award through our concert series over the last 5 months.

The award was also sponsored by Canberra’s Music and Arts Radio Station, ArtSound FM92.7 and participating Fine Music Network stations in association with Friends of the ANU School of Music. The award was announced in Adelaide on 22 November at the national finals organized by fine music station 5MBS-FM. Stephanie receives a $5000 cash prize sponsored by participating Fine Music Network stations. This follows Stephanie’s success in being selected for the 2014 ArtSound FM Fine Music Network Young Virtuoso Award (ACT) in November, through which she received a $500 prize, thanks to an anonymous donor. 

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Doug Collins Carved Creatures

Friday 21 November 2014

The very talented Doug Collins has been whittling away creating charming miniature owls and mice.

The Mice are made from Jelutong and come in two designs, one to sit on your desk and the other to hang from a screen or ledge. The Owls are made from Huon Pine. 

$46 per mouse or owl.

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Carved Spoons

Wednesday 05 November 2014

We are very excited to announce that after a break in production due to injury, and just in time for Christmas, Michael Koren’s beautiful carved spoons are back in the Gallery!

Made from Queensland timbers and priced from $15 – $35 they make a great gift for someone special or even for your good self.

Typical timbers include: Tulip Oak, Silky Oak, Silver Ash, Satin Sycamore, QLD Maple, Maple Silkwood and Pinky Silky Oak.

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Playing Card Boxes

Tuesday 28 October 2014

A new addition to the Gallery, Garrick Blue’s Playing Card Boxes are the perfect gift for the passionate card player. The boxes are available in Jarrah or Jarrah and Tiger Myrtle for $182 – playing cards included.

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Japanese Lathe Artist Satoshi Fujinuma

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Untitled, 2013, 45 x 150 x 45mm Cherry Birch $2640 (XFUJ01)

Japanese Lathe Artist Satoshi Fujinuma was visiting the ANU School of Art in August and while he was in the region he stopped by to say say hi and show us his amazing work. We are privileged and very happy to have four pieces of his work on display and for sale.

Satoshi Fujinuma is a Japanese base wood artist. He has had a life long interest in the natural world, initially graduating from a environmental chemistry degree. It was by chance, in 1993, that Fujinuma saw woodturing while traveling in New Zealand. From 1996 he begun his self education and exploration into wood as a artistic medium. From there he began to create object in wood to express nature.

“Satoshi Fujinuma is a natural surrealist, combining a fascination with creatures of the world with abstraction, while finding beauty in what most would find repulsive.” – Kevin V. Wallace

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30 Red Ironbark pens

Tuesday 21 October 2014

A government department recently ordered 30 beautiful Red Ironbark David Lim pens for corporate gifts for 30 very lucky people.

They look great all in a row.

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Let us take a moment to remember the fallen

Friday 17 October 2014

For over a decade two distinctive sculptures carved with chainsaws by Remo Vallance have stood on the Gallery lawn. 

Sadly, one has fallen. 

Hopefully, after a visit to the workshop, it will shortly return.

Remo Vallance approached the Gallery in 1995 a year after the new building opened. He was a student in the Sculpture Department at the ANU School of Art back then, and he had been making chainsaw sculptures for various people in O'Connor. We secured Council planning approval. Remo sourced the logs and the Gallery arranged to put them in the ground.  He spent about two to three weeks chainsawing on a ladder, taking time out to consider the shaping as he went along. 

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Home with Wood Review

Saturday 11 October 2014

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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Giant Pear

Thursday 09 October 2014

This Giant Coolibah Burl Pear was commissioned when Inca from Queensland visited the Gallery and saw, and fell in love with, our range of wooden turned fruit. She asked if we could make a wooden pear specially for her, only it had to be 30cm high!  

Wood turner Jim Homan and Gallery Director David Mac Laren collaborated to create the finished product. We are amazed by it's perfection and beauty. 

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New work by Ross Purdon

Wednesday 08 October 2014

Jewellery Chest $540

Beautifully crafted boxes by Ross Purdon

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Farewell to Sunny, for now

Wednesday 08 October 2014

Farewell drinks for Sunny with the Gallery and Cafe Woodworks staff. He’s off to India to get married – but don’t worry he’ll be back in November. All the best to the lucky couple!

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Home with Wood

Sunday 31 August 2014

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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Table with Boots

Sunday 24 August 2014

If tables have legs, then why not complete them with boots? The “Table with Boots” Wall Table by Gallery Artistic Director David Mac Laren provides a welcome break from the austerity of contemporary design with a sense of true whimsy and play.


The Table with Boots was a client request. She was an avid collector of shoes (and handbags) and had seen my table with stiletto shoes two years previously, and “it played on my mind.”, she said.

This table was to have boots (she preferred boots) and was to house the amplifier for the home screen. We met at the Wood Works Café where we discussed various options I had sketched.

From the choice the client decided on I made two tables, one with a veneer top and one with solid timber.  

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Craft ACT: Expression of Interest

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre is calling for expressions of interest to participate in an exciting new exhibition they are presenting in partnership with the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) at Old Parliament House to which celebrates the beautiful design elements of Old Parliament House.

The brief for this project is broad: to design and produce works in response to the historic furniture in the existing exhibition Suites, Seats and Suits: Fine Furniture of Provisional Parliament House. The artwork will sit alongside existing furniture pieces and may explore the piece itself, the maker, the materials, or the tools. The emphasis will be on design.

The exhibition will open on 13 November 2014 to coincide with the DESIGN Canberra festival and will run for twelve months. The exhibition will also coincide with major Canberra events including the Enlighten Festival in 2015 and Floriade 2015.

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