Home with Wood features work by more than 20 acclaimed wood designers, makers and artists, all accredited members of Studio Woodworkers Australia, such as David Upfill-Brown, Tony Kenway, Neil Erasmus, David Emery and Will Matthysen
13 September – 20 November 2014
The exhibition will be opened at 2pm Saturday 13th September, 2014 by Professor Lyndon Anderson, Dean of the Faculty Arts and Design, University of Canberra
Home with Wood is a woodworking exhibition with a difference. In specifically featuring the work of accredited members of the national professional organisation, Studio Woodworkers Australia, it includes many of Australia’s finest designer-makers in wood. Already well-known for their design ideas and skills in producing significant one-off works and in carrying out special commissions, for this exhibition the participants have been invited to focus on affordable production pieces which will appeal to discerning home-owners who love wood and appreciate the values of handmade items. This will be an exciting exhibition that considers how people live and what they need, by providing innovative works that will enhance our contemporary domestic environments.
Phoebe Everill, president of Studio Woodworkers Australia, said in a world of throw away, mass produced furniture and replica design, Home with Wood acquaints audiences, to new concepts in original wood design, sustainability and function.
"Many of the makers and designers exhibiting are internationally acclaimed for their design ideas, and skills in producing significant one-off works and commissions. Home for Wood will showcase affordable, original pieces which will appeal to home-owners who love cutting edge design, and appreciate the values of quality handmade items."
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery Artistic Director David Mac Laren said the exhibition illustrates ways today’s furniture is designed to be eco-friendly, relevant and highly desirable to fit contemporary living.
"As designer-makers, our first challenges are to find ways to stay relevant, connect with clients and make a living from our passion."
David Mac Laren – Bungendore, NSW
David Upfill Brown – Gerringong, NSW
Neil Erasmus – Pickering Brook, Perth, WA
Nick Bailey – Buderim, QLD
Will Matthysen – Warrandyte, VIC
Nick Coyle – Pambula, NSW
Peter Young – Brookfield, Brisbane, QLD
Phoebe Everill – Drummond, VIC
Raf Nathan – Mt Cotton, QLD
Richard Crosland – Alexandria, NSW
Thirston Morris – Nowra, NSW
Tony Kenway – Coorabell, NSW
Warwick Wright – Greenwell Point, South Coast, NSW
Tim Noone – Sydney, NSW
David Emery – Kyneton, Victoria
Alby Johnston – Byron Bay, NSW
Andrew Pinnock – Newtown, NSW