Double Vision: Tanya Stubbles Exhibition Catalogue

Thursday 13 December 2012

Luna Zephyr $2,400 - 94x94cm Reclaimed timber, sand, grout

Double Vision brings together the inspiring works of two very different artists – yet is also a celebration of powerfully shared themes.

For both artists, the exploration of pattern and structure in the natural environment is a key element. Stubbles’ richly tactile, yet painterly, abstracted landscapes and Morecroft’s seductively detailed photographs are an intriguing combination.

Tanya Stubbles

Tanya Stubbles’ art practice began in 2006 and she remains seriously committed to her art, exhibiting in group and solo exhibitions in Wollongong, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Alice Springs and China. She completed two residencies at Arthur Boyd’s Bundanon, was a 2008 Wynne Prize finalist and won the 2012 Wollongong City Art Prize.

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Bryce Courtney, Well Remembered.

Tuesday 04 December 2012

On a late winter Saturday afternoon Bryce Courtney breezed into the gallery. There was urgency if not desperation to find a box to fit the stack of hand written manuscript for his first novel “the Power of One”. No box in the gallery was deep enough. How deep? About 200 mm. We can have it made to order. “In a week?” “For my wife’s birthday!” A week. Phone calls. And yes, says Garrick Blue, I have one length of timber that would suit. If I drop everything I can do it in a week.

Smiles and relief all around. And on leaving Bryce said, “Everyone in Bungendore is so friendly.”

We asked Bryce to write a few words about his experience with Bungendore Wood Works Gallery and he wrote back soon after expressing what we do and what we are about better then we could ever do. 

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Late Night Shopping

Monday 03 December 2012

We will be open on Friday nights until 8pm from November 30th to December 21st.

Visit the Gallery after hours in a relaxed environment on Friday evenings. You may well find the perfect Australian gift in wood for that very special someone. And while you are here maybe complete the evening with dinner at the Cafe Wood Works.

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Anton Gerner - Review by Meredith Hinchliffe

Monday 29 October 2012

Viewers can see several influences in Anton Gerner’s work. He has been working for the past twenty years or so, using traditional hand tools, construction techniques and finishes. He keeps solid quality timber – until just the right piece is conceived. We are told that he personally chooses each piece of timber and assesses the grain, colour, strength and texture, matching the perfect timber with a unique piece of handcrafted piece of furniture.

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Double Vision: Tanya Stubbles & Richard Morecroft

Monday 22 October 2012

Opening by Robert Purves AM
President WWF Australia (World Wide Fund for Nature), 
Board Member Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, Australia.

2pm Saturday 8 December 2012
Octagon ArtSpace, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

Exhibition continues until 24 January 2013

Double Vision brings together the inspiring works of two very different artists – yet is also a celebration of powerfully shared themes. 

For both artists, the exploration of pattern and structure in the natural environment is a key element. Stubbles’ richly tactile, yet painterly, abstracted landscapes and Morecroft’s seductively detailed photographs are an intriguing combination.

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David Voigt – Exhibition Catalogue

Sunday 23 September 2012

White Morning $11,900 - 80x140cm Acrylic on canvas

6 October – 3 December 2012

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery invites you to celebrate the opening of a exhibition of paintings and drawings by David Voigt at 2pm Saturday 6 October, 2012 Octagon ArtSpace Bungendore Wood Works Gallery.

David Voigt is a unique artist, unafraid of strong colour and artistic licence. His works are almost figments of his imagination, but in reality are very real experiences abstracted by light and point of view, dramatic and subtle at once, always intensely interesting and providing the viewer of his works, and particularly the owner, with a continuous journey through his view of the land, to be enjoyed again and again. Enter a Voigt painting from any point on his canvas is to immediately begin sharing this multi-award winning artist’s journey.

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What people say

Thursday 06 September 2012

There has been a comments book at the front counter of the Gallery since the Gallery opened in 1983. Visitors from all over the world have jotted down their impressions, thoughts and comments, sometimes legible and somtimes not, and not always in English in our comments book. These comments fill numerous volumes and it seems a shame to keep them all to ourselves. 

Below are just a few of the comments from the last month.

"An unexpected oasis in the desert"
David, Deneliquin

 "Magnificent epicentre for the whole community"
Elektra, Sydney

"Delightfully nostalgic"
Marie, Brisbane

 "Always a treat to visit"
Kim & Lisa, Broulee

"Overwhelmed by the stunning gallery"
Lila, Poland

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Canberra Grammar Custom Order

Thursday 06 September 2012

We have just completed a custom order just for Canberra Grammar for their 2012 year 12 students. Graduating year 12 students will be presented with a burl paper weight and medallion. The richness and warmth of the timber burl both compliments and contrasts with the metal medallion to create a memento four the students that is well worth keeping.

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Inspirational Student Wood Work

Monday 03 September 2012

Matt Cavallaro, a 17 year old from St. Augustines College in Brookvale, got in touch with the Gallery to share his year 12 wood working project. He was so taken by George Gavaric's work that he created a wall table inspired by one of Georges tables. 

Although Matt worked on the wall table as part of his wood work course work he went the extra mile undertaking the wood bending at home in his garage. He even made a steam box out of recycled materials.

Everyone from the Gallery was very impressed by not only the final piece but also Matt's ambition. We hope he keeps on working with wood and we can't wait to see his next piece. 

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30 Years in the Making

Monday 27 August 2012

Helmut Lueckenhausen

Come ride with us through 2013 as we present an exhibition program that delivers on our promise – to offer our space to encourage woodworkers and fine artists, past, present and future, to display their workmanship, skills and ideas, whether they work with wood or on canvas, paper or board.

Arriving in Bungendore from Manhattan, a journeyman in the making, with a desire to show wood works to everyone, I created a gallery in 1983 for woodworkers to display their works; where diversity is encouraged and fine craftsmanship essential.

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New Furniture

Friday 24 August 2012

<a href="">Doug Waites Entrance Table</a>

There have been some recent furniture additions to the Gallery. We love the new pieces so much that we wouldn't wait to update the furniture catalogue and share them with you.

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David Pereira with Michael Haber and the Cello Tragics

Thursday 16 August 2012

From left to fright, BWWG’s Exhibition Coordinator Stan d’Argeavel, Dadid Pereira, Michael Haber, Anneliese McGee-Collett, Jack Hobbs, Julia and Kinga Janiszewski celebrate a most successful performance.

Master cellist David Pereira recently teamed with visiting US cellist Michael Haber and members of The Cello Tragics Cello Choir in one of the most outstanding concerts heard in the Octagon Artspace. The first half saw Pereira and Haber playing cello duets by composers Dominic Gabrielli, Luigi Boccherini, JB de Boismortier and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 

They were joined for the first piece of the second half by Canberra’s Kinga Janiszewksi on bass for a premiere performance of an arrangement of J.S Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto VI for two celli and bass. The arrangement was by Joseba Berrocal, Ass Prof. University of Zaragoza, Spain, 2012.

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Jazz Royalty Visits the Wood Works

Thursday 16 August 2012

American jazz legend Bennie Maupin visited the Gallery recently. Bennie was in Canberra for the Capital Jazz Project, a series of concerts and workshops held at the Street Theatre in conjunction with the ANU School of Music Jazz Department.

Bennie’s highly personal bass clarinet sound helped define such classic jazz recordings as Miles Davis' Bitches Brew and Jack Johnson, as well as recordings with Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi band, and the Headhunters. The multi-woodwind player has also recorded with Marion Brown, Chick Corea, Horace Silver, McCoy Tyner, Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Jack DeJohnette, Andrew Hill, Eddie Henderson and Woody Shaw, to name only a few.

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Maynard Waters Exhibition Catalogue

Wednesday 15 August 2012

01 – Echuca, oil on canvas, 122x212cm – $20,000

View select works from the exhibition below. Click on thumbnail for work details.

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NYTIMES: Middle East Journal: Can We Compete With a Factory in Dubai?

Thursday 02 August 2012

Interesting article by Paul Downs comparing a Dubai woodwork factory with low cost skilled labour to his own custom woodwork shop in the US.

Increasingly the craftspeople of Australia will be facing competition from overseas. Only by sticking together and creating quality, well designed and unique works will craft and woodwork remain a viable way of life.

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Gallery Brochure

Tuesday 31 July 2012

Staff at the Bungendore Village Leather recently found a stack of old Gallery Brochures (most likely pre 1990) in a storage shelf. The Bungendore Wood Works Gallery moved from what is now the Bungendore Village Leather store in 1994.

The brochure reads:

"Where Woodworks display their Works. Where diversity is encouraged & fine Craftmanship is essential"

It is reassuring that after 29 years we are still doing exactly what we set out to do.

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