Exhibitions & Events Archive

Burning of the Totems - Fireside Festival 2010

Now in its 6th year, the Fireside Festival is well on its way to becoming one of Canberra’s most popular winter events. The month-long festival, will be held in August and hosted by members of The Poacher’s Way consortium across a diverse range of lifestyle, food and tourism venues. The Fireside Festival is a Canberra and Region Poacher’s Trail initiative. Bungendore Wood Work’s contribution to the Festival was a “Burning of the Totems” in front of the Gallery on Saturday, August 6.

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Tanya Stubbles Western Plains


24th April - 26th May, 2010

A group exhibition by 5 artists exhibiting at the Gallery for the first time.

Matthew Ablitt, Tess Barker, Paul Kowalski, Alison Mackay, Tanya Stubbles

Mediums include painting, printmaking, photography and mixed media.
Opening Saturday 24th April, 2010 at 3pm by Richard Morecroft, Photographer and former ABCTV Presenter.

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David Mac Laren

Leda +
An exhibition by David Mac Laren

In the Foyer Gallery Until January 20, 2010
Variations on a theme in Chair Design

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John Morris

Sculptures and prints

18th July – 30 September, 2009
Extended exhibition in the Foyer Octagon ArtSpace

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery has been selected for an exhibition of the compelling and incredibly complex constructional sculpture of Queensland artist John Morris. This will be the most extensive exhibition of his work held in Australia with a combination of solid stand-alone sculptures, collaged wall works and giclee prints from his original imagery.

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6 June – 12 July, 2009

‘MINGEI’ – a way of making, a way of living
Ceramics, Textiles, Woodturning

Official opening Saturday 6th June at 5.30pm by Emeritus Professor David Williams AM
ANU Research School of Humanities

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David Emery

Fine Furniture from this eminent Australian Designer/Maker
Entry Foyer Art Space

6 June – 12 July, 2009

David Emery's professional interest is in making furniture of a clean uncluttered nature, with an emphasis on balance and proportion. His skills are mainly in the use of timber, with an emphasis on veneering as this allows greater flexibility in design avoiding the limitations of solid timber construction. All veneers are pressed in his own workshop, after components have been cut to size and had timber lippings applied to their edges.

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Two of a Mind

6 Artists with more than one pursuit in mind
17 July – 22 August, 2009 

Fashion Designer PRUE ACTON OBE - painting;
Australian Living Treasure, Musician DON BURROWS AO MBE - photography;
Restaurateur JASON CHEN - traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy;
Magazine Publisher, Photographer & Graphic designer ELIZABETH HAWKES - painting ;
Former ABC News Presenter RICHARD MORECROFT - photography;
Arts Educator & Author MERV MORIARTY, drawing.

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Two of a Mind Exhibition and Partners in Time Concert

Some Lovely Feedback from the Two of a Mind Exhibiton and Partners in Time Concert evening on Saturday 18th July


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Chan Dissanayake - Lili Pilli Beach Batemans Bay


Approaches to the Australian Coast

29 August – 4 October, 2009
Extended in the Main Gallery

A group exhibition featuring the diversity on approach to representation of the Australian Coast. The exhibition will also examine aspects and issues on the role of the notion of "coast" in the Australian social, physical and creative pysche. And in a wider context, of the world environment and the concept of human activity induced global warming and its resultant rises in sea level.

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Michael Taylor - Veneer

Leather Mask Sculptures
An exquisite exhibition of sculptured masks

10 October – 1st December, 2009

Opened Saturday 10th October at 2.30pm by Meredith Hinchliffe, Journalist and Arts Reviewer

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Michael Retter with Scott Mitchell

Exquisite Marquetry and Fine Furniture from an Australian Master
A Wood Masters Series Exhibition

5 December, 2009 – 20 January, 2010
Opening Saturday 5th December at 2.30pm by Aldo Giurgola AM

Marquetry and inlay were inspired by the ancient craft of intarsia - the making of decorative and pictorial mosaics by the inlaying of precious and exotic material into or onto a groundwork of solid wood.

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Studio Furniture 2010

23 January – 21 April
In association with Australian Wood Review magazine and Craft Australia

70 Works of Fine Furniture by 66 Makers

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery and Australian Wood Review Magazine opened their second Bi-annual exhibition, Studio Furniture 2010 on Australia Day, Saturday 23 January at 6pm in the Octagon ArtSpace.

The exhibition is the result of an Australia wide competition sponsored by the Wood Works Gallery with $11000 made available for four prizes for the winning entrants.

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1st Prize: Alby Johnston's Rainforest Rocker

Studio Furniture 2010 Winners

At the exhibition opening the winners of various prizes were announced.

1st prize went to Alby Johnston's Rainforest Rocker

2nd to Neil Erasmus's ELL Cabinet

3rd to Tony Kenway's Cunji Dining Suite

4th to Adrian Potter's Ned's Chair.

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Studio Furniture 2010 - An Independent Review

STUDIO FURNITURE 2010 - An Independent Review

Tables, desks and cabinets seem to be the favoured pieces for the second biennial Studio Furniture exhibition and competition.

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Free River 110x155cm

David Voigt

29 May – 10 August, 2010
Wynne and Blake Prize Winning Artist

Transcending Time and Place

You are invited to a major exhibition of new and ongoing works on canvas and paper from one of Australia’s important and widely collected artists.

Exhibition Opening Saturday 29 May, 2010 at 3.00pm in The Octagon Artspace. by Robert Wilson, Editor Capital Magazine.

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Judy and Chris Wilford - Remembered Places

November 22 – January 20, 2009

Remembered Places

Embroidery and Woodwork

Opened Saturday November 22 at 11am
by Sarah Tucker MA (Textiles)

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