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An exhibition and celebration of the tree
31 October – 6 December 2015

Woodworkers Terry Martin & Zina Burloiu
Visual Artists Sue Cochrane & Malcolm Pettigrove

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. 

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 on the weekends during November.

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.

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.

12 September – 25 October, 2015
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

WA designer maker Adam Cruickshank’s Fletcher chairs are the product of great design, innovative production and fine craftsmanship.

They have been making a strong statement on the Gallery floor.

We have been having fun in the workshop creating some stunning new wood turned pieces out of Burl and Yellow Box. 

Beautiful Grinders made from Tasmanian timbers with a ceramic grinding mechanism. Suitable for Salt, Pepper or Spices. The grinding mechanism has a 25 year guarantee.

After refurbishing a table he made nearly 20 years ago Gallery Artistic Director David Mac Laren revisits the design with stunning results.

Bill Burgher has crafted a very special cuff link box commission. Made from Western Australian Jarrah with three draws and a trunk lid it can store 180 pairs of cufflinks.

An Exhibition of Recent Works by North Queensland Indigenous Printmakers
4 July – 7 September - 

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

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 Saturday 13th June, 2015 at 2pm in the Octagon ArtSpace.
Exhibition continues until 1 August 2015. 

After a client commissioned a breakfast table on castors based on the design of our display tables we decided to make two smaller versions. One table is made in ebonized Jarrah, with facets planed back to reveal the red of the Jarrah. The other table is made from European Beach. Both tables have options for a shelf that can be placed just under the top to allow for stools, or lower down for utility storage. 

October 31 to December 6, 2015.

Watch the video (after the link) to see Australian Wood Review visit Terry Martin to see him talk about his work and process for his upcoming exhibition Trees+.

Yay progress! The roadworks out front of the Gallery are almost finished.