Neil Turner Burl natural edge bowls

Wednesday 18 November 2015

A batch of gorgeous Neil Turner Burl natural edge bowls have arrived from WA.

Sized 120mm to 210mm dia and priced $110 to $220.

They weigh only 65 to 233 grams, so perfect for shipping interstate or internationally

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Pru Ingham "Chair + Stool"

Wednesday 18 November 2015

The image of Pru Ingham seated in her chair appears in “Remembering the Present – A Braidwood Portrait” printed in 2000, by Terry Milligan, a one-time resident of Mongarlow.

‘The Chair + Stool 1998’ appears now in the entrance windows of the Bungendore Wood Works Gallery. Made for an Exhibition called “Conviviality”, Materials include Structurally integrated glass, jasper, suede, and a hardwood timber called wenge from the Cameroun in West Africa – used there for flooring in traditional houses. (The Chair + Stool 1998 is not for sale.)

“All my work is influenced by George Ingham, my teacher and my love.”

Pru, I believe, was the first to teach an evening course for women in woodworking, in the 1980’s with the encouragement of George Ingham, head of the Canberra School of Art Wood Workshop.

David Mac Laren Artistic Director, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

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Young Geoff Hannah

Sunday 15 November 2015

Bruce Reineker came into the Gallery a few weeks back and saw the Hannah Cabinet and told us he had written a book which had a school class photo with Geoff Hannah in it. He came in last week and bought the book in to show us. And there low and behold on page 15 is young Geoff Hannah in his class photo from the 1955 Busby’s Flat School.

Geoff told us he remembered this day as he had to wear shoes to school, which he did not like:)

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Terry Martin and Zina Burloiu Demonstrations

Thursday 12 November 2015

Wood Artists Terry Martin and Zina Burloiu have been out the front of the Gallery the past few weekends demonstrating wood turning, carving and having a good chat with visitors.

Stop by the Gallery between 11am and 3pm to see them over the following weekends.

  1. Sat 14th & Sun 15th November 
  2. Sat 21st & Sun 22nd November
  3. Sat 28th & Sun 29th November
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Mark Hailston Veneer Box

Thursday 12 November 2015

A “wow” box by Mark Hailston just arrived. It recently won first prize at the ACT Woodcraft competition in the Boxes (not turned) category.  

The box core is marine plywood covered with shop made veneer. The veneer is made up of the following timbers: Blackwood, Jarrah, Wenge, Tas Oak & Celery Top Pine. Strips of each timber were cut to various thicknesses and then laminated together. Strips were then cut of the block to form the veneer. This was then glued to the substrate and from there the box was built in the normal way.

Price: $2000 Dimensions: 210w x 210w x 115h mm

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John Wesley Walking Stick Commission

Tuesday 10 November 2015

The very talented Doug Collins has just completed a fun commission – a John Wesley caricature walking stick!

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The Weekend to End Women's Cancers

Tuesday 10 November 2015

We are very proud of our staff, Penny and Sharon, who walked 60kms this past weekend for Chris O’Brien Lifehouse – The Weekend to End Women's Cancers! #‎TheWeekendSY

The walk was 30km on Saturday and again on Sunday around Sydney – the harbour, foreshores, Anzac Bridge, other bridges :), through the streets, up and down hills. Both of them survived without getting blisters, and both came to work on Monday, bloody legends they both are. LOL :)

Penny’s teams raised over $63k, the second highest out of all the teams. Overall there was 600+ women (and some men) who walked 60km and raised over $1.85 million. Great work everyone.

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Trees+ Exhibition Opening

Wednesday 04 November 2015

The Trees+ exhibition opening was a great afternoon with old and new friends celebrating trees.

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Terry Martin and Zina Burloiu School Visit

Wednesday 04 November 2015

Year 11 Canoundra High School Design & Technology students visited the Gallery last week looking for inspiration for their major HSC projects next year.

We surprised them with an impromptu talk by Terry Martin and Zina Burloiu who were busy setting up their exhibiton. The students gained insights into Terry & Zina’s background, their work and what inspires them. 

Both parties got a real kick out of the talk especially one young french exchange student who got to chat with Zina in her native language, something she hasn’t done for some months. We’re sure the the Gallery provided plenty of inspiration for the students – and we’re looking forward to seeing the results of their major projects in 2016!

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In-Box Commission

Wednesday 28 October 2015

This In-box (not the email kind) in WA Jarrah by Bill Burgher was commissioned for a work farewell gift. As usual, Bill has done an amazing job and it looks great!

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Brendan Stemp – New Works

Tuesday 27 October 2015

We have new stunning pieces from exceptional wood turner Brendan Stemp. He is also an accomplished teacher and produces instructional videos on YouTube that are well worth watching for insights into the craft of wood turning.

Grinders Redgum & Gumnut $198

Bowls Redgum & Gumnut
150mm dia. $100 / 200mm dia. $135 / 250mm dia. $165 / 2752mm dia. $200

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Trees+ An Exhibition and Celebration of the Tree

Wednesday 21 October 2015

31 October – 6 December 2015

Exhibition Opening
Saturday 31st October, 2015 at 2pm

by Zina Burloiu
Woodworker, International Artist in Residence Bungendore Wood Works Gallery 2015

Exhibition continues until December 6

Terry Martin & Zina Burloiu

Visual Artists
Sue Cochrane & Malcolm Pettigrove

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So many, many Dining Chairs

Sunday 06 September 2015

In total 25 Jarrah Donnelly Cottage Dining Chairs were crafted by Dave and Viv Street. They have been working tirelessly this year with commissions and and an order for 25 chairs for a 2 person team is an extraordinary achievement. The upholstery has sentimental value having been purchased by family almost 70 years ago. Great work.

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David Voigt – Return To Wilderness

Friday 04 September 2015

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

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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New wood turned pieces

Tuesday 25 August 2015

We have been having fun in the workshop creating some stunning new wood turned pieces out of Burl and Yellow Box. The giant pear is proving popular, it is 30cm high!.

Apple $225, Coolibah Burl 20cm high
Pear $225, Red Gum Burl 29cm high
Mantle Clock $480, Yellow Box 23w x 9d x 25h cm
‘Circles’ Mantle Clock $600, Yellow Box 27w x 8d x 42h cm

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Ceramic Tulip Grinders

Sunday 23 August 2015

These beautiful grinders by Darryl Freestone are new to the Gallery and are already very popular. They are made from Tasmanian timbers and feature a ceramic grinding mechanism with a a 25 year guarantee. Suitable for Salt, Pepper or Spices. 

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