Exhibitions & Events Archive

Left: Judi Power Thomson – Australian White Ibis (detail)  Right: Chan Dissanayake – Water Lilies (detail)

Wild Visions – Calm Reflections

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
Canberra Region.

9 November – 11 December 2013, in the Octagon ArtSpace

A BUNGENDORE WOOD WORKS GALLERY 30TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION

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Helmut Lueckenhausen - House Teraphim 1

NEXT - Review by Meredith Hinchliffe

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.

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NEXT Opening

The Gallery celebrated it's 30th birthday on Saturday 14 September 2013 with style, opening the exhibition NEXT. NEXT features the work of 30 designer makers and artists that does not look to the past, but to the future.

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Hannah Cabinet Presentation

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.

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An Evening with The Hannah Cabinet

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.

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Ben Percy

New furniture on display in the Octagon ArtSpace by Ben Percy. 27 July – 26 August, 2013.

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Left: David Voigt – Frenzy Coast, watercolour (detail) Right: Pamela Griffith – Platypus Pool, etching (detail)

DUO - Pamela Griffith and David Voigt

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.

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Guy Detot

New work by Guy Detot on display now in the octagon ArtSpace.

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Left: Ken Knight – Summer Landscape, oil (detail). Right: Robyn Collier – Enigma, etching (detail)

Regional Views - Ken Knight and Robyn Collier

An exhibition of paintings by Ken Knight and printmaking by Robyn Collier
27 July – 9 September, 2013 in the Octagon Artspace

A Bungendore Wood Works Gallery 30th Year Anniversary Exhibition

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Finke River, Watercolour

Helen Fitzgerald: Colours of Australia

An Exhibition of Landscape, Flora and Fauna Watercolours by Canberra Region artist Helen Fitzgerald.

Exhibition Opening Sunday 5th May, 2013 at 11am

By The Hon. Steve Whan, MLC
Shadow Minister for Resources and Primary Industries, Tourism Major Events Hospitality and Racing and Rural Water

Exhibition continues until 9 June, 2013.

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Hannah Cabinet

The Hannah Cabinet is Geoff Hannah’s latest masterpiece and was made over a six year period using 34 different Australian and international timbers, 4 species of shell and 17 varieties of precious stone with extensive marquetry inlays on 18 doors and on, and in, 140 drawers.

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery is proud to have the Hannah Cabinet on show.

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Introducing…

Paul Garling, Graeme Krake and Jill Noble
An exhibition by three New Artists to the Gallery.

9 March - 30 April, 2013

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30th Year Celebrations Launch

30 Years in the making 1983 – 2013
One of the Worlds Great Craft & Fine Art Galleries

Join our celebration
3pm Saturday 23 March, 2013

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery’s 30th Year Celebrations Launch.
We will also open our concurrent exhibitions Masters of Craft and Introducing…

RSVP 15 March, 2013 at gallery@bwoodworks.com.au / 02 6238 1682

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The Hannah James Trio

Jazz at the Wood Works
A Bungendore Wood Works Gallery 30th Year Celebration Event

Saturday 23rd March from 7pm
3 Course Dinner and Concert $65
Limited Bookings at Cafe Wood Works 02 6238 1688

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Masters of Craft

Geoff Hannah, Tony Kenway & Scott Mitchell
Masters of Craft presents the work of three exceptional woodworkers considered to be among the best in the world and at the peak of their creative careers. 

Saturday 26 January, 2013  (Australia Day)
Exhibition commences, continuing until 30 April

Saturday 23 March, 2013 
Exhibition opening and offical launch of Bungendore Wood Works Gallery’s 30th year celebrations

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The Hook in the Heart $1,200 - 68x73cm Pigment ink on photographic paper

Double Vision: Richard Morecroft Exhibition Catalogue

Double Vision brings together the inspiring works of two very different artists – yet is also a celebration of powerfully shared themes.

For both artists, the exploration of pattern and structure in the natural environment is a key element. Stubbles’ richly tactile, yet painterly, abstracted landscapes and Morecroft’s seductively detailed photographs are an intriguing combination.

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