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Boyd Meets Girl

Wednesday 15 May 2019

They’re back! Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf, in an ensemble who perform a diverse and exciting mix of works from the baroque through modern day.

June 22, 6pm, Saturday

A bubbling champagne and cocktail dinner in the gallery.

Then settle in for a sublime two set performance in the upstairs octagon gallery space

Tickets $70 each Bookings on 62381682, the Gallery or gallery@bwoodworks.com.au

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Opening Hours over Easter and Anzac Day

Wednesday 17 April 2019

The Gallery will be open every day over Easter and on Anzac Day from 9am to 5pm.  Do come and pay us a visit.

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Maynard Waters - The last of the wine

Sunday 31 March 2019

Exhibition Opening

2pm Sunday 7 April 2019
Octagon ArtSpace, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

Exhibition continues until 30 May 2019

“After 49 International, National and Regional solo exhibitions... Was it a good drop . . . ? Time will tell” 

Maynard Waters has been painting his unique mind’s eye views of the places and characters he finds in the unique Australian city and rural social landscapes he has visited for over 60 years.

Along the way he’s savoured the tastes of a variety of wines from very fine to those maybe not so fine and has now decided to call it a day. This, his last exhibition offers a suite of works illustrating the findings that he comes across in his long-time visits to this country’s city and bush environments.

He’s sold paintings that number in the thousands - finding enough success to support a family and maintain a lust for depicting the people and places of his wide “sunburnt country”. The works in this exhibition are a compendium of the new, the old - and in a number of instances are re-worked and re painted pieces.

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Rick Cochrane - Making Art

Sunday 31 March 2019

Exhibition Opening

2pm Sunday 7 April 2019
Octagon ArtSpace, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

Exhibition continues until 30 May 2019

“Being an artist allows me to use an entirely different language to express ideas. The more I draw and paint the more I realize that in a unique way I am actually a sort of visual medium, receptive to a deep undercurrent of place and subject. My paintings are increasingly abstracted from figuration and mostly landscapes. This method of painting largely comes from accidental and impetuous mark making. I have a fascination with the impasto nature of oil paint, in fact the character of its qualities at times seam even more important than the subject. Painting is my ongoing journey of exploration, constantly playing with warm and cool, dark and light colours as they collide within the tonal spaces of a painting.”

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Studio Furniture 2018

Sunday 04 November 2018

Elsa, AIDAN MORRIS, $6600, Photo: Andrew Relf

Studio Furniture 2018 is a landmark exhibition of work by today’s leading designer makers at the Bungendore Wood Works Gallery celebrating its 35th year, in partnership with the Australian Wood Review celebrating its 100th issue. The exhibition brief was to create well considered and crafted pieces made with saleability within a gallery context in mind. The design and finish presented will communicate a studio furniture attitude; that is, an emphasis on individually designed and made work. Each piece will show a high level of thought and detailing so as to distinguish it from mass-produced manufacturing. 

Studio Furniture 2018 is dedicated to Matthew Harding (1964-2018) as an artist, father and friend.

The exhibition continues until January 31st 2019.

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Terry Martin and Zina Burloiu - Shadow and Light

Tuesday 04 September 2018

Starfall, Huon Pine, 16cm dia, SOLD

At the Octagon ArtSpace, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

8th September to 5pm 14th October 2018

Terry and Zina will be at the Gallery from 10am to 2pm Saturday the 8th September.

Do come along and meet them.

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Ken Knight – Ocean and Earth

Sunday 26 August 2018

Still Morning on the Murrumbidgee 46x101cm $8,500

An exhibition of new works by Ken Knight

Exhibition opening and meet the artist
Saturday 1st September 2018 at 2pm

At the Octagon ArtSpace, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

Continues until 5pm October 14th 2018

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Cafe Wood Works Opening Hours

Wednesday 09 May 2018

Cafe hours are:

Monday to Friday 7am to 4.30pm
Saturday to Sunday 8am to 4.30pm

Dinner from 6pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

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Bryan Dawe – Passage

Sunday 06 May 2018

Trapeze Girl (detail)

30 June – 5 August 2018

Passage is the product of two recent stays by Bryan in the port city of Tangier, Morocco.


Exhibition Opening
Saturday 30 June, 2018 at 2pm The Octagon ArtSpace, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

Opening By
Greg Hoy Journalist, Writer

Meet the artist Sunday
1 July, 2018 at 1pm to 3pm The Octagon ArtSpace, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

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Tess Barker - A Vessel’s Journey

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Exhibition Opening
Saturday 3 March, 2018 at 2pm

By David Mac Laren OAM
Artistic Director Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

Exhibition continues until 16 April

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David Mac Laren OAM

Sunday 28 January 2018

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery Founder and Artistic Director David Mac Laren received a much un-anticipated letter recently informing him that he has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Honorary division within the Australian honours system.

The Governor General approved the bestowing of the award and the announcement in the Australia Day 2018 Honours List on 26th January "For service to the art of woodwork and to the community of Bungendore."

David will receive his award from the Governor General, His Excellency, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), at an investiture ceremony at Government House within the next few months.

David, in his reply, said that he was "so very overwhelmed by this news considering there are so many people doing so many good things in their lives for others" and was "so pleased that this award is also an important acknowledgement of our craftspeople and artists."

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Dick Smith at the Wood Works

Monday 22 January 2018

Entrepreneur, Businessman, Aviator, Philanthropist and Founder of Dick Smith Electronics, Dick Smith AC opened a new exhibition at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery Saturday 16 December 2018.

The Exhibition is the latest of a series of collaborative exhibitions by Sydney based marquetrist Michael Retter OAM and Canberra (now Bungendore) resident and fine wood worker, Scott Mitchell.

Retter and Mitchell first worked together on a commission through the Wood Works that connected them to Pip and Dick Smith, on a whimsical project some 20 years ago to fit out a train carriage that had been re-located on the Smith’s property near Gundaroo.

The Retter-Mitchell collaborations have always sought to explore new ground. “It was that project that saw us finally meet, and I that realised just how gifted Michael is in his specialist field of work” says Scott.

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Michael Retter and Scott Mitchell

Monday 22 January 2018

Exhibition continues until 27 February 2018

The Retter-Mitchell collaboration has always sought to explore new ground, bridging unfamiliar territory. And this Exhibition moves both artists well out front of the cozy and assured commercial success of their previous work.

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Boyd Meets Girl

Wednesday 19 July 2017

SATURDAY 26 AUGUST, 2017 FROM 6PM

3 Course Dinner & Concert Tickets $80
Bookings in the Cafe or phone 02 6238 1688

It's time to revisit the acoustically enticing Octagon ArstSpace in Bungendore Wood Works Gallery for a sumptuous night of music.

Begin the night with champagne & canapés in the Gallery followed by the main course and dessert in the Cafe before settling in to the upstairs Octagon for a sublime performance by Boyd Meets Girl.


Boyd Meets Girl pairs Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf, in an ensemble that performs a diverse and exciting mix of works from the baroque through modern day.

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The Chinoiserie Cabinet

Monday 12 June 2017

The amazing new Cabinet from the maker of the Hannah Cabinet is now on display and available for purchase at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery.

The Chinoiserie Cabinet is Geoff Hannah’s homage to the Chinoiserie Style of furniture design that he studied Paris and London while on his Churchill Fellowship in the 1980s and features 12 timber species, 9 stone varieties, 23 carat gold leaf gilding and a myriad of oriental hidden chambers, panels and pockets of mystery.

After 2000 hours of work, the latest cabinet had its official unveiling at the Lismore Regional Gallery in August 2016. It contains the incredible detail, master craftsmanship and multitude of drawers and compartments that have become the hallmark of Geoff’s cabinets.

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Language of Light

Friday 18 November 2016

Exhibition Opening
2pm Sunday 27 November, 2016

Opened by Julie Bradley
Visual Artist

Octagon ArtSpace
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

Exhibition continues until 7 February, 2016

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