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 .Read more
Friday 07 October 2011
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: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Monday 15 August 2011
An exhibition about the sojourns and intensity of artistic vision of an en plein-air modern Australian landscape impressionist.
6 August – 10 October, 2011Read more
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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Monday 18 April 2011
Tanya Stubbles has had her artwork Lovers in the Grass selected for the Salon des Refusés, the Alternative Archibald and Wynne Prize Selection, exhibition at the S.H. Ervin Gallery. Her Constructionist artwork in mixed media was selected from over 750 entries, it is a great achievement and honour to be shortlisted.
The selection panel for the Salon des Refusés goes behind the scenes of the judging process for the Archibald and Wynne prizes at AGNSW, to choose an alternative exhibition from the many works not selected as finalists. The criteria for works selected are quality, diversity, humour and experimentation.
Tanya Stubbles has several artworks at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery and has participated in exhibitions.Read more
Tuesday 15 March 2011
David Pereira is one of Australia's most accomplished cellists. Widely experienced, he continues to evolve as a player, teacher and composer. His playing aims for perfect listening and emotional responsiveness, uncompromised by thought or technical limitation.
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery is proud to be host for the David Pereira 2011 Cello-focused Duo Chamber Concerts featuring David Pereira on Cello with three featured accompanists Alice Giles on Harp, Adrian Walter on Classical Guitar and Geoffrey Lancaster on Fortepiano.
The concerts in March, July and November build on the success of the initial solo cello concert by David Pereira in the Gallery’s Octagon ArtSpace in late 2010 before a sold-out audience. The concert series offers friendliness and intimacy in an acoustically perfect venue, presenting music of a rigorous high quality aimed especially at passionate and dedicated listeners.Read more