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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New Website

Wednesday 25 July 2012

We couldn't be more excited to have our new website live. It's been in the works for a while and we think you are going to like it. The new design is functional, clean and sophisticated displaying the amazing work of the makers, designers and artists we represent online in the best way.

Online Purchases

For those of you are unable to visit the Gallery we know offer online purchases for select gifts on our website. Visit and browse our catalogue to find the perfect gift and if you see something you like, simply add it to your cart, pay using PayPal and we it will ship it to you promptly.

Shop online for the perfect gift

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Maynard Waters

Monday 23 July 2012

Aunty Agnes Excellent Flite, Oil on Canvas, 100 x 120 cm

August 11 – September 30, 2012

Opening and meet the artist Saturday 11th August from 2pm

View the Exhibition Catalogue.

Maynard Waters is an exceptional artist capturing the essence of an Australia that he chooses to view with an intentional selective blindness. In doing so he presents a nostalgic and romantic viewpoint of the country and city through the workingman’s eyes.

His characters are dressed in the dark blue singlet of the chesty-bond-man whose chest has slipped more than a few inches. His women wear simple one-piece dresses often adorned with the ubiquitous apron. The kids wear shorts and T-shirts and are almost always barefooted. And then there’s the omnipresent dog, man’s best friend.

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Visit from Prime Possum and friends

Wednesday 18 July 2012

Prime Possum and Doofa Dog

Prime Possum and his buddy Doofa Dog, together with a Prime 7 television production team, paid a visit to Bungendore Wood Works Gallery recently to talk to Gallery artistic director David Mac Laren about the Gallery and how young people could get a start in woodworking. The segment will be an upcoming Prime Possum on-air presentation.

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Japanese knife blades with Australian timber handles

Wednesday 11 July 2012

This collection of knives by Steve Stafford are a recent addition to the gallery. The blades are imported from Japan and Australian figured timbers are crafted to create the handles. The interesting blades and figured timbers are balanced and compliment the other perfectly. 

The Knives are priced from $110 to $375.

The following knives are available for online purchase. Click for more information.

Santoku Chef Knife
Gyuto Chef Knife
Ulu (Traditional Inuit Skinning Knife)
Steak Knives Set

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Directors Choice Encore Catalogue

Tuesday 10 July 2012

Jim Birkett - Ancient Land - Division, Mixed Media on Canvas $2000

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

Read more about the Directors Choice Encore Exhibition.

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David Pereira’s Cello-focused 2012 Chamber Concerts

Friday 15 June 2012

Concert 2: Friday 26th October 8pm in the Octagon ArtSpace
David Pereira with Geoffrey Lancaster

The Bach Family: David Pereira Cello with Geoffrey Lancaster Harpsichord
Playing Duets from Members of the Bach Family – Geoffrey Lancaster (harpsichord), David Pereira (cello), Virginia Taylor (flute), Tobias Chisnall (violin), Estelita Rae (violin), Rosy Davidson (viola), Julia Janiszewski (cello).

CPE Bach - Sonata in C foir cello and continuo
Francis Francoeur le Cadet - Trio Sonata in E major for violin, cello and continuo
JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

Bookings are on a reserved seating basis and strictly limited to 80.
Tickets are $49 at the Gallery, on 6238 1682 or buy them online

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Custom Order: Ebony Sand Timer

Friday 08 June 2012

This Ebony Sand Timer just arrived and it looks spectacular. It was a special order for a customer.

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