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Play: Gulf Tower

Tuesday 25 October 2011

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Design Innovation Play Catalogue

Friday 21 October 2011

The Design Innovation Play catalogues arrived just in time for the exhibition opening and they look great. The catalogues are available at the Gallery for $10.

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Makers mark

Friday 07 October 2011

Recently we have been focused on documenting what we do and how we do it. To help with this we have designed and produced samples of a "Maker's Mark" that will be attached in an inconspicuous place to furniture designed and hand crafted by David Mac Laren Artistic Director. Check out the samples above laser engraved by the Canberra Trophy Centre .

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Craft Valuation

Friday 07 October 2011

Meredith Hinchliffe

Meredith Hinchliffe is a freelance arts advocate and writer living and working in Canberra. She began work at the Craft Association of the ACT in 1978 and has been actively involved in the crafts since that time. She is approved to value Australian ceramics glass textiles jewellery leatherwork wooden objects and furniture from 1970 for the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Meredith has been a strong supporter of Bungendore Wood Works Gallery since it opened and has written many reviews and articles about exhibitions and exhibiting artists.

Email Meredith: meredith@canberra.teknet.net.au

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On the Making, Recording and Provenance of a Piece

Friday 07 October 2011

Presented to the Studio Furniture 2010 Wood Conference - Towards Professionalism. This is a fictional Story of a 'best practice' chain of events leading to a complete provenance of a commissioned piece of fine furniture.

This is my story to date.

I was made in the late 1970s by a highly respected furniture designer/maker whose name is Billie, as a commission for a family whose name is Cash. The family dealt with a commercial gallery that Billie exhibited with and sold work through regularly. They had seen a piece of his work in an important group exhibition, similar to the one we will see tonight.

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Spring

Friday 09 September 2011

Spring is finally here and we thought the trees at at the gallery looked so good we should take a few photos.

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Ken Knight Exhibition Catalogue

Monday 15 August 2011

Ocean & Sky (Triptych), oil on board, 101x57 (each) cm

An exhibition about the sojourns and intensity of artistic vision of an en plein-air modern Australian landscape impressionist.

6 August – 10 October, 2011

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Special Order: Shaving Box

Wednesday 10 August 2011

We are always working with our clients to create personalised variations on many of the works in the Gallery.

So when a client asked for a 8 day shaving box to be made to hold his collection of antique straight razors we were happy to help.

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Timber combines knockout looks with ethical kudos

Monday 11 July 2011

In the weekend Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum there was an interesting article about the ethics and aesthetics of wood that we thought was particularly relevant given all the recent debate about carbon pricing.

"Timber combines knockout looks with ethical kudos, writes HELEN GREENWOOD.

Trees are nature's carbon storage. So says Peter Maddison, the architect and host of LifeStyle Channel's Grand Designs Australia, in a recent television ad. By using wooden products made of sustainable timber, we help tackle climate change.

The logic goes like this: growing trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, emit oxygen and store carbon. The carbon remains locked in the wood for the life of the piece of timber until it rots, decays or is burnt. By planting trees and using wood rather than other materials, we invest in a long-term way to sink and store carbon for Australia.

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Governor-General gives a gift from the Gallery to the Pope

Wednesday 08 June 2011

When The Australian Governor-General Quentin Bryce visited the Vatican and met Pope Benedict she gave him a Indigenous painting and a Peter Gorring Document Boxfrom the Gallery. We are really proud that a gift from our Gallery was chosen to represent Australia on the international stage.

"In return for a gold medallion bearing his image, the Pope received an Indigenous painting and a document box from Bungendore, on the ACT border."

ABC News. Jean Di Marino. Posted Thu Jun 2, 2011. 

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Keeping the record straight

Monday 30 May 2011

As part of the Gallery’s upcoming 30th Anniversary Celebrations in 2013, I am about to begin documenting my past furniture pieces and other woodwork. The intention here is threefold: firstly we wish to establish an asset register of all the past and current work produced by me for the Gallery; secondly, we have recently undertaken a role of encouraging ourselves and our contributing makers and artists to adopt a regime of full and comprehensive provenance procedures to comply with a “best practice” situation regarding specific works; and thirdly, as part of the 30th year celebrations I will be publishing a book of my work in conjunction with a general history of the Gallery’s activities, buildings and significant events and exhibitions since its inception in 1983.

Over the next year or two, but beginning as soon as practicable and with the permission of furniture owners, I would like to identify, source and document as many of my past significant pieces as possible.

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Facebook page

Friday 27 May 2011

We have just launched our new Facebook page. Follow Bungendore Wood Works Gallery on Facebook to keep in touch with the latest news, products and events.

 
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Behind the scenes

Tuesday 24 May 2011

Stan d’Argeavel, Exhibitions Coordinator at the Bungendore Wood Works, visited Tony Kenyway's workshop up north on a recent trip and took a few photos of Tony at work.

Tony's stunning ‘Cunji’ Dining Suite is on display and for sale at the gallery.

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Corporate Gifts Catalogue Photos

Friday 20 May 2011

We were taking photos today for a new corporate gifts catalogue and we thought the gifts looked great, and that you might like them too. Stay tuned for our new corporate gifts catalogue due early next week.

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Canberra Times Restaurant Review: Lark Hill

Thursday 19 May 2011

An entertaining review of local Lark Hill Winery restaurant by Jenna Hand in the Canberra Times last weekend. The gallery even get's a nice mention book ending the review.

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