Congratulations to good friend to the Gallery Per Brandstedt on winning a National Swedish award for design with his concept for a grave memorial and seating in solid Swedish Oak, titled “Sitting together”.
The very talented Doug Collins has been whittling away creating charming miniature owls and mice. The Mice are made from Jelutong and come in two designs, one to sit on your desk and the other to hang from a screen or ledge. The Owls are made from Huon Pine. $46 per mouse or owl.
We have two new Playing Card Boxes by master box maker Bill Burgher. Crafted out of NZ Beech, with space for 2 packs of cards and with a simple inlay strip these boxes would make the perfect christmas gift for the passionate card player.
Meredith Hinchliffe, freelance arts advocate and writer reviews Home with Wood.
Furniture defines and structures the space in which it is located. It can make a room inviting, beckoning us to be comfortable, and can show our discernment, even when it is a production piece.
13 September – 20 November 2014
Home with Wood is an exciting exhibition that considers how people live and what they need, by providing innovative works that will enhance our contemporary domestic environments. Featuring work by more than 20 acclaimed wood designers, makers and artists, all accredited members of Studio Woodworkers Australia.
Saturday 17 January 2015 from 6pm
One of Europe’s most acclaimed composer/performers playing music from his new CD ONE on the Yamaha C7 Concert Grand Piano
We are very excited to announce that after a break in production due to injury, and just in time for Christmas, Michael Koren’s beautiful carved spoons are back in the Gallery! Made from Queensland timbers and priced from $15 – $35 they make a great gift for someone special or even for your good self.
George Chirnside’s playful segmented fish have a new companion, a Segmented Platypus! The cleverly segmented Platypus wriggles like the real thing. Available in medium and large in Redgum and Jarrah.
Take a close look at this matching set of marquetry panels by master craftsman Michael Retter. The 32x46cm panels were commissioned late last year and were recently photographed by the owner. Exceptional work and artistry.
A new addition to the Gallery, Garrick Blue’s Playing Card Boxes are the perfect gift for the passionate card player. The boxes are available in Jarrah or Jarrah and Tiger Myrtle for $182 – playing cards included!
For over a decade two distinctive sculptures carved with chainsaws by Remo Vallance have stood on the Gallery lawn.
Sadly, one has fallen. Hopefully, after a visit to the workshop, it will shortly return.
This Giant Coolibah Burl Pear was commissioned when Inca from Queensland visited the Gallery and saw, and fell in love with, our range of wooden turned fruit. She asked if we could make a wooden pear specially for her, only it had to be 30cm high!
Wood turner Jim Homan and Gallery Director David Mac Laren collaborated to create the finished product. We are amazed by it's perfection and beauty.
If tables have legs, then why not complete them with boots? The “Table with Boots” Wall Table by Gallery Artistic Director David Mac Laren provides a welcome break from the austerity of contemporary design with a sense of true whimsy and play.
9 August – 9 September 2014
An exhibition resulting from the study of the effects and plays of light under misty atmospheric conditions.