Spatial Curvature – Fine Furniture by Darren Oates

Friday 18 November 2016

Exhibition Opening
2pm Sunday 27 November, 2016

Opened by Evan Dunstone
Principal – Dunstone Design

Octagon ArtSpace
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

Exhibition continues until 7 February, 2017

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Wednesday 24 August 2016

3 September – 3 October, 2016

An exhibition of ceramics by 9 artists from The Claybodies ceramicists’ group.
Rick Beviss • Melinda Brouwer • Liz Crowe • Linda Davy • Velda Hunter • Anne Langridge • Monika Leone • Jacqueline Lewis • Suzanne Oakman

Exhibition Opening
Saturday 3 September at 2pm by Helen Musa
Arts Editor, City News, Canberra

Octagon ArtSpace, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
Exhibition continues until 3 October

The Claybodies Group, formed primarily from Canberra artists, now has 55 members. It’s aims are to: provide a forum for support and information; exchange and engage in critical dialogue and discussion on ceramic art practice through group critique sessions; monitor current events in the ceramics/art world; challenge preconceptions about ‘what is ceramics; showcase and celebrate the material of clay in all it’s diversity; encourage the pursuit of innovation in divergent practises and; utilise the technical knowledge of members through workshops.

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Sunday 31 July 2016

Miroslav Bukowsky Trumpet, Flugelhorn - Jeremy Sawkins Guitar - Alister Spence Keyboards - Fabian Hevia Percussion - James Greening Trombone - Steve Elphick Bass

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

Wanderlust brings together the talents of six of Australia's best jazz instrumentalists. Together they have developed a unique sound through highly original compositions, superb ensemble work and imaginative improvisation and interplay. Skillfully blending global beats with jazz improvisation, the emphasis is on composition, texture and mood, rather than a display of individual virtuosity.

Listen to “Bronte Café” From Wanderlust’s latest album When in Rome recorded live at performance at the famous jazz festival at Villa Celimontana, near the Collesseum in Rome, Italy.

Listen to "Delicatessence” from Wanderlust’s album Song and Dance

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Prints From The Griffith Studio

Sunday 17 July 2016

Lyn Burns - Castle Gremorgh 24x38cm FR $450 UF $275

23 July – 1 September 2016

An exhibition of Limited Edition Prints by nine exceptional artists working from The Griffith Studio and Graphics Workshop.
Lyn Burns • George Gittoes • Pamela Griffith • Greg Hansell • Bettina McMahon • Gina Monaco • Trevor Riach • Wendy Sharpe • Glenn Smith

Exhibition Opening
Saturday 23rd July at 2pm by Kate Milner
Creative Partnerships Coordinator, Hazlehurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, Sydney NSW

Octagon ArtSpace Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

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Ten Tables

Thursday 23 June 2016

23 July – 31 October 2016
An exhibition about collaboration

Woodwork by Ian Higgs
Design by Malcolm Stewart
Metalwork by Dean Bell

Exhibition Opening
Saturday 23rd July at 2pm by David Mac Laren Artistic Director Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

Octagon ArtSpace Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

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Selected Gallery Artists

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Jim Birkett

On exhibit in the Octagon ArtSpace
22nd June to 18 July

Jim Birkett • Glenda Borchard • Jason Chen • Glen Mackie • Richard Morecroft • Robert Simpson • Theo Tremblay • David Voigt

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In the kitchen with Stan d’Argeavel!

Wednesday 08 June 2016

On Friday 27 May 2016 Stan d’Argeavel, Gallery exhibition coordinator, shared his life’s work as a photographer at local restaurant Le Très Bon recently. On the day, guests where privy to an informative, personal, generous and humorous presentation by Stan. He presented 8 of his photographs, displayed the original photos and demonstrated how to cook his favourite pizza.

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Veritas Downunder – Tour Australia June 2016

Monday 16 May 2016

Tuesday June 7 from 2.30PM to 6.30PM

Vic Tesolin - Veritas expert and author of the ‘Minimalist Woodworker’ and Wally Wilson - Lee Valley Senior Manager, are visiting Australia for an all things Veritas demonstration tour.

“The event allows the Australian woodworker to come and see how Veritas design and manufacture their range of innovative hand tools and understand why Veritas has become such a well-loved global brand. A comprehensive hand tool demonstration featuring a range of Veritas’s premium products including marking out tools, hand saws, bench planes, chisels, the MKII honing guide and the new, soon to be released range of Veritas Custom Hand planes.”

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Tess Barker solo exhibition at fYREGALLERY

Wednesday 09 March 2016

Good friend to the Gallery and alumni staffer Tess Barker is having her first solo exhibition at fYREGALLERY in Braidwood. We are really proud and super excited for her.

Do check it out, the exhibition runs 18th March - 10 April, and opens Friday 18 March at 6.30pm.

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Ngwao Letshwao Cultural Group from Botswana

Thursday 18 February 2016

We have had a wonderful visit today from the Ngwao Letshwao Cultural Group from Botswana. The group who are travelling to schools in the district paid a visit to the gallery and gave us an impromptu performance, much to the delight of staff and customers.

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X-Frame Dining Table Commission

Saturday 06 February 2016

A young couple came across my X-Frame dining tables design on the Wood Works website and contacted me through our online enquiry form. They were seeking a custom designed dining table to complement their recently renovated house by Robert Henry Architects.

Through a consultative process with Mitchell Rice at Monaro Timbers, and the clients and myself we selected the timber and arrived at the desired shape of the top and the profile for the legs and cleats.

It was very satisfying for me to find a solution to cover the holes for the furniture screws in the cleats by using  a cap held in place with rare earth magnets.

David MacLaren, Artistic Director Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

Dimensions: 210w x 105d x 71h cm
Materieals: Blackbutt (Eucalyptus pilularis), rare earth (Neodymium) magnets, nickel plated furniture screws.

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New Work by Robin Cromer

Friday 08 January 2016

"Boxed Op-art” Dovetailed Box

More new work by local ACT Wood Worker Robin Cromer showcasing a range of techniques and exceptional craftsmanship.

"Boxed Op-art” Dovetailed Box
Blackwood with marquetry design in figured Queensland Walnut and Rock Maple. Lift-out tray in Huon pine. Lined with burgundy suede.

Dovetail Jewelry Box
PNG Walnut. Curved laminated lid with book matched veneer of Macassar ebony with edge line of Silver ash. Lift-out tray and box interior finished in black suede.

“Messmate” Dovetail Box
Jarrah with marquetry design of Messmate foliage. Lined in black suede.

Masked Butterfly Fish
Huon pine, turned and carved with pyrography detail.

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Robin Cromer – Eleanor’s Oak

Friday 08 January 2016

We have some great new work by local ACT wood worker Robin Cromer. One of our favourites is a two bowl set titled “Eleanor’s Oak”.

The bowls are made from a historic Pin Oak (Quercus palustris) planted by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt at the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Canberra on 4th September 1942. The U.S. Embassy donated a portion of the timber to the Woodcraft Guild ACT Inc. after the tree fell during a windstorm in January 2015.

Two bowls set: $470

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New Work by Chris Mitchell

Friday 08 January 2016

Wood turner Chris Mitchell has crafted two new products that we are excited to share.

The elegant Salt Bowls are made from various Tasmania timbers; Myrtle, Huon Pine, Celery Top Pine, Blackwood & Sassafras. They are 9.5cm in diameter and cost $30.

The Hawthorne Twig Pots are made from Crataegus monogyna, known as common Hawthorn (it is a species of Hawthorn native to Europe, northwest Africa and western Asia). It has been introduced in many other parts of the world where it can be an invasive weed. It's spines and close branching make it effectively stock and human-proof. The pots come in three sizes small $25, medium $30 and large $35.

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A Stunning Performance

Monday 07 December 2015

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery and Café Wood Works are active supporters of the 2015 National Young Virtuoso Awards in association with Canberra’s Artsound FM 92.7 Community Radio and the Australian Fine Music Network.

Gallery Exhibition Coordinator Stan d’Argeavel was on hand at The National Finals held this year at the Larry Sitsky Recital Room at the ANU School of Music on Sunday 29th November featuring the NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and ACT State Finalist winners.

Winner of this year’s competition was Magdalenna Krstevska from Victoria. Magdalenna (accompanied by pianist James Huntingford) gave a faultless performance, of Claude Debussy’s Premiere Rhapsody, Louis Spohr’s Clarinet Concerto No.2 op.57, mvt.3 and Robert Muczynski’s Time Piece for Clarinet and piano mvt4. to take this year’s award.

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Ian Bell Sculptures

Monday 07 December 2015

New work by the very talented wood artist Ian Bell. His work is beautiful, subtle and ever delightful.

WhaleTail – $990
White Cedar, 15w x 6d x 45h cm (approx)

Baby Wombat – $910
White Beech, 27w x 15d x 12h cm (approx)

Echidna – $660
Banksia, 27w x 20d x 6h cm (approx)

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