Tuesday 10 November 2015
We are very proud of our staff, Penny and Sharon, who walked 60kms this past weekend for Chris O’Brien Lifehouse – The Weekend to End Women's Cancers! #TheWeekendSY
The walk was 30km on Saturday and again on Sunday around Sydney – the harbour, foreshores, Anzac Bridge, other bridges :), through the streets, up and down hills. Both of them survived without getting blisters, and both came to work on Monday, bloody legends they both are. LOL :)
Penny’s teams raised over $63k, the second highest out of all the teams. Overall there was 600+ women (and some men) who walked 60km and raised over $1.85 million. Great work everyone.Read more
Wednesday 04 November 2015
The Trees+ exhibition opening was a great afternoon with old and new friends celebrating trees.Read more
Wednesday 04 November 2015
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.
Both parties got a real kick out of the talk especially one young french exchange student who got to chat with Zina in her native language, something she hasn’t done for some months. We’re sure the the Gallery provided plenty of inspiration for the students – and we’re looking forward to seeing the results of their major projects in 2016!Read more
Wednesday 28 October 2015
This In-box (not the email kind) in WA Jarrah by Bill Burgher was commissioned for a work farewell gift. As usual, Bill has done an amazing job and it looks great!Read more
Tuesday 27 October 2015
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.
Grinders Redgum & Gumnut $198
Bowls Redgum & Gumnut
150mm dia. $100 / 200mm dia. $135 / 250mm dia (sold). $165 / 275mm dia. $200
Wednesday 21 October 2015
31 October – 6 December 2015
Saturday 31st October, 2015 at 2pm
by Zina Burloiu
Woodworker, International Artist in Residence Bungendore Wood Works Gallery 2015
Exhibition continues until December 6
Terry Martin & Zina Burloiu
Sue Cochrane & Malcolm Pettigrove
Sunday 06 September 2015
In total 25 Jarrah Donnelly Cottage Dining Chairs were crafted by Dave and Viv Street. They have been working tirelessly this year with commissions and and an order for 25 chairs for a 2 person team is an extraordinary achievement. The upholstery has sentimental value having been purchased by family almost 70 years ago. Great work.Read more
Friday 04 September 2015
12 September – 25 October, 2015
David Voigt – Return To Wilderness
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
Tuesday 25 August 2015
We have been having fun in the workshop creating some stunning new wood turned pieces out of Burl and Yellow Box. The giant pear is proving popular, it is 30cm high!.
Apple $225, Coolibah Burl 20cm high
Pear $225, Red Gum Burl 29cm high
Mantle Clock $480, Yellow Box 23w x 9d x 25h cm
‘Circles’ Mantle Clock $600, Yellow Box 27w x 8d x 42h cm
Sunday 23 August 2015
These beautiful grinders by Darryl Freestone are new to the Gallery and are already very popular. They are made from Tasmanian timbers and feature a ceramic grinding mechanism with a a 25 year guarantee. Suitable for Salt, Pepper or Spices.Read more
Sunday 26 July 2015
All here at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery were saddened to hear of the passing of outstanding potter Peter Rushforth. No gentler soul trod the earth, and Peter’s contribution to Australian pottery is unsurpassed.
Our sincere sympathy goes to his wife Bobbie, their daughters and families.
On behalf of all here that knew and admired him.
David Mac Laren Artistic DirectorRead more
Monday 20 July 2015
David Mac Laren (design) and Jim Homann (wood turning) have just completed a very special set of chess pieces. The white pieces are made from Lignum Vitae, a gift to David from master clock maker Will Mattheysen, and the black pieces are made from African Ebony. The marquetry chess board featuring a Heraldic Lion is made by Michael Retter.
The Lignum Vitae and Ebony Chess set $2,000. (Same design in Ebonised Coolibah Burl & Coolibah Burl $1,200)
Michael Retter Chess Board #135 Heraldic Lion, Silver Ash $1,155
Tuesday 14 July 2015
Yay progress! The roadworks out front of the Gallery are almost finished.Read more
Monday 13 July 2015
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.
360w x 200w x 180h mmRead more
Saturday 11 July 2015
The very talented Chris Mitchell came to visit this week. He gave the Gallery staff a lesson on wood pyrography, showing us how to get the burn temp right among other tips. His mastery at wood pyrography is amazing – during a recent project he inscribed over 200 business card holders in 1.5 hours!Read more
Tuesday 07 July 2015
Great quote from Alan Behm’s political memoir “No Minister” (Alan is a good friend to the Gallery who has a number of pieces collected over the years)
“My colleague Jim Cummane, with whom I co-authored an academic study into what ministers expected of policy services, is wont to say that the greatest comparative advantage in the world of business is meaning. A business that understands exactly what its value proposition is, what it does and what the client wants, and can determine quality standards in terms of their relevance (rather than absolutes) will prosper.