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We have been having fun in the workshop creating some stunning new wood turned pieces out of Burl and Yellow Box. 

Beautiful Grinders made from Tasmanian timbers with a ceramic grinding mechanism. Suitable for Salt, Pepper or Spices. The grinding mechanism has a 25 year guarantee.

After refurbishing a table he made nearly 20 years ago Gallery Artistic Director David Mac Laren revisits the design with stunning results.

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.

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.

Wood Artists Terry Martin and Zina Burloiu have been out the front of the Gallery the past few weekends demonstrating wood turning, carving and having a good chat with visitors.

Stop by the Gallery between 11am and 3pm to see them on the weekends during November.

An Exhibition of Recent Works by North Queensland Indigenous Printmakers
4 July – 7 September - 
A NAIDOC WEEK 2015 EVENT

Glen Mackie Mapping Memories vinylcut relief prints
Daniel O'Shane Tracking Visions vinyl relief prints
Paul Bong Reclaiming Culture Handcoloured etchings

Exhibition Opening and Launch of the new Book Maynard Waters – A working painter surveying over 55 years of the extraordinary artistic journey of one of Australia’s foremost naïve artists.

Opening and Launch Saturday 13th June, 2015 at 2pm in the Octagon ArtSpace.
Exhibition continues until 1 August 2015. 

After a client commissioned a breakfast table on castors based on the design of our display tables we decided to make two smaller versions. One table is made in ebonized Jarrah, with facets planed back to reveal the red of the Jarrah. The other table is made from European Beach. Both tables have options for a shelf that can be placed just under the top to allow for stools, or lower down for utility storage. 

October 31 to December 6, 2015.

Watch the video (after the link) to see Australian Wood Review visit Terry Martin to see him talk about his work and process for his upcoming exhibition Trees+.

Yay progress! The roadworks out front of the Gallery are almost finished.

From the Artist’s Studio - An Exhibition of Paintings by Ken Knight

Exhibtion extended until 3 June, 2015

Nine Alan Williams compartment boxes arrived today! Unfortunately Alan has been quite sick, so we haven’t had many of his boxes in the Gallery recently. Thankfully he is on the mend now. These very special compartment boxes are currently in the oiling room getting some “special treatment” but will be out on display soon.

Significant road works started this week at the intersection in front of the Gallery. As you can see our lovely building is hidden behind high visibility tape and machinery!

Hopefully the works will be completed soon, but in the meantime business continues as normal for both the Gallery and Cafe, we are open 7 days a week 9am to 5pm.

We travelled to Warrnambool recently to see Helmut Lueckenhausen’s exhibition at the The Warrnambool Art Gallery (WAG). And what an exhibition! Helmut Lueckenhausen has created a significant body of work. And the WAG needs to be acknowledged for putting on such a large exhibition with all the details and grunt work that entails. 

Neil Erasmus has expanded the "Shadow" range of furniture with an exceptional sideboard.

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