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Meredith Hinchliffe, freelance arts advocate and writer reviews Home with Wood.

Furniture defines and structures the space in which it is located. It can make a room inviting, beckoning us to be comfortable, and can show our discernment, even when it is a production piece.

13 September – 20 November 2014
Home with Wood is an exciting exhibition that considers how people live and what they need, by providing innovative works that will enhance our contemporary domestic environments. Featuring work by more than 20 acclaimed wood designers, makers and artists, all accredited members of Studio Woodworkers Australia.

Singer, Songwriter, and star of ‘The Voice’ with a bag-full of Blues, Folk, Soul, Jazz and Soft Rock.

Saturday 15th November 6.30pm. 3 Course Dinner and Show $75

Take a close look at this matching set of marquetry panels by master craftsman Michael Retter. The 32x46cm panels were commissioned late last year and were recently photographed by the owner. Exceptional work and artistry.

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.

Beautifully crafted boxes by Ross Purdon

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. 

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.

9 August – 9 September 2014

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

9 August – 9 September 2014

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

Gallery Artistic Director, David Mac Laren has been hard at work over the last few months working on two queen beds – one for a comission and the other for sale on the floor of the Gallery.

More images and information to follow shortly.

Ken Knight, Don Burrows, Nicole Scerri, Robert Simpson, Stephanie Corkhill Hyles & Lynne Tinley. Exhibition runs from 28th June until 28th July. 

An exhibition by six artists who express their individual emotions through their art-making that may reflect that emotion, and/or make images that create an emotional response in the viewer.

Crafted by Jochen Heinzmann the Felix Box is an unconventional twist on the conventional box-with-drawers. Instead of pulling out straight, each drawer swings out hinged on opposite sides of the box, which requires the drawers to be curved on both sides. With the form follows function maxim of modern design in mind, the side walls of the box follow the shape of the drawers. This creates the unique rounded trapezoidal shape of the box.

The Grog Log crafted by Chris Mitchell, an old favourite here at the Gallery, is back once again and can be purchased online or instore for $37.

For the Anzac Day commemorative rugby match between the Brumbies and Chiefs we were commissioned to make a bespoke Kip to fit two Anzac Centenary commemorative coins from the Royal Australian Mint. In lieu of the coin toss, a quick game of two-up was played to decide the kick off.

And well done Brumbies! It was a great win:)

Feathery Things – a group exhibition of Wildlife Art Joanne Barby, Jan Barnett, Wayne Byard, Helen Fitzgerald, James Luck, Janet Matthews Exhibition opening & meet the artists 2pm Saturday 17th May Exhibition continues until 24th June 2014

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