David Pereira's 2011 Cello-focused Duo Chamber Concerts

Monday 14 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.

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”Still” by David Mac Laren

Wednesday 09 March 2011

“Still”, is two hall tables, two display tables or a dining table. This multi-functional new piece of furniture by David Mac Laren, Artistic Director of the gallery, is on display at the gallery now.

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A Quote from one of our Valued Makers

Thursday 10 February 2011

I really do appreciate your professional kindness. I could tell you many bizarre stories of my attempts at commercial interactions up here that have turned sour. Rip-offs, thefts, loss and mistreatment of works, colossal mark-ups . . . the humble craftsman as a crumby eccentric.

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery has been unfailingly attentive and powerfully respectful, praisefully encouraging and good humoured. All of the Buddha's seven virtues. Blessings to you all. I have sent a snap of a five foot tall vase made of wattle for you

Yours faithfully,
Michael Koren 

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Prestigious Jazz Award to Hannah James

Friday 04 February 2011

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery is thrilled that the latest recipient of the Jann Rutherford Memorial Award is bassist Hannah James.

Hannah, daughter of Gallery staff member Leslie James, has recently relocated to Sydney after graduating from the ANU School of Music in Canberra where she was fortunate enough to receive the ANU Undergraduate Scholarship and study under the tutor-ledge of renowned bassist Eric Ajaye (Freddie Hubbard, Taj Mahal, Bill Cosby, Barry White, Benny Maupin and many others)

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What our makers get up too...

Thursday 25 November 2010

One of the Gallery’s contributing box makers Raymond McLaren recently returned a book he originally borrowed from the Newcastle City Library in 1957 - and faced a huge overdue fine. That made it about 19,350 days overdue and, according to Newcastle City Council, Ray has amassed almost $5000 in late return fees.

But Ray said he was happy to honour his debt. It is only fitting, given that as a then 19-year-old he used what he learnt from the book to establish a cable and rigging company that has since grown into a multi-million dollar enterprise.

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A Special Thanks

Friday 10 September 2010

This week we would like to highlight a VIP client who recently purchased a number of Masayuki Ogura , fine laquerware pieces at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery. Masayuki, together with his family and a number of frends, came from Japan to take part in our Mingei Exhibition in June/July 2009.

The couple from South Australia had originally heard of us through a customer that dined at their vineyard... heard it through the grapevine, you might say. Their first trip out to the Gallery last year involved hiring a taxi for the morning and spending the day browsing the shops in Bungendore Village. Keeping us in mind for a number of special gifts, the couple recently visited us again. 

Thank you to all our loyal customers that continue to enjoy our fine crafted items and visual arts.

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David Pereira Opens Two New Exhibitions

Tuesday 07 September 2010

David Pereira is an accomplished Australian cello performer, teacher, writer, recording artist and prominent musician on both the national and international scene. Widely experienced, he continues to evolve as a player, teacher, composer and writer. His playing aims for perfect listening and emotional responsiveness, uncompromised by thought or technical limitation. He is currently director of Australia’s only cello focused subscription series of recitals.

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Brickbats and Bouquets

Thursday 26 August 2010

Ross River Crossing Judi Power Thomson, acrylic on rag paper

We recently received this message from one of our existing customers from Binalong, NSW regarding our recent mail out of brochures for our current exhibitions Hot Colours and Cool Waters.

"I really enjoy receiving any news from your Gallery. It is a wonderful place to stop on our way to the Coast. Your works of art are fantastic and I have found some really wonderful pieces. I often send on my exhibition notices to others heading your way.

Congratulations and keep up the good work - the BEST in the country and by far the most interesting and professionally run Gallery in this part of the world."

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Richard Morecroft photograph purchased by Federal Government

Thursday 24 June 2010

Richard Morecroft is well known in Australia for his work as the news presenter on ABC Televison for over 25 years. More recently he has been producing digital photographs which create a sense of immersion in the natural landscape with extreme depth of field points of view in a narrow vertical format and in part reflect his ongoing experiences during the filming and presentation of his wildlife documentaries.

A new work in the gallery, titled: "Black Swans," has been acquired for the art collection of the Federal Parliament. Richard’s photographs which are taken from the South Coast of NSW and around Australia are regularly exhibited on the Gallery's walls and in Café Wood Works

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Prime Minister visits the Gallery

Friday 18 June 2010

Sat 22/05/2010

It was around 11:30am on a chilly Saturday morning when one of the gallery’s Customer Service representatives thought she saw a very familiar face perusing the items in the gallery. About ten minutes later the lady returned with an even more familiar face, one that we see on the news daily. Mrs and Mr Kevin Rudd entered the gallery, with a multitude of onlookers in tow. They stayed for 20 minutes and Prime Minister Rudd bought a range of business card boxes and a beautifully polished yin-yang candle holder.

Another staff member informed the Café Wood Works staff that the Prime Minister was visiting. Something went wrong in the communication lines, as one of the waitresses thought that John Howard was here!

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Burning of the Totems - Fireside Festival 2010

Thursday 17 June 2010

Now in its 6th year, the Fireside Festival is well on its way to becoming one of Canberra’s most popular winter events. The month-long festival, will be held in August and hosted by members of The Poacher’s Way consortium across a diverse range of lifestyle, food and tourism venues. The Fireside Festival is a Canberra and Region Poacher’s Trail initiative. Bungendore Wood Work’s contribution to the Festival was a “Burning of the Totems” in front of the Gallery on Saturday, August 6.

Seventy people, mostly from Canberra, as well as locals out for a walk, and passing travellers, stopped to cluster around the totems. Marshmallows were toasted over an open fire and all watched in awe at the spectacular effect as the chainsaw carved totems were burnt using a large gas torch.

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Our Tess a Winner in the 2010 Waterhouse Prize

Thursday 17 June 2010


Tess Barker, Customer Service Representative and recent exhibitor at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, has been accepted by the South Australian Museum as a finalist for the 2010 Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize. This is the richest natural history prize in Australia, encompassing sections dedicated to works on paper, sculpture, painting, and since 2009, the youth art prize, in which Tess is a finalist.

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Dinner and Jazz with The Kevin Hunt Trio

Saturday 08 May 2010


Saturday 29th MAY from 6.30pm

A Night of fine foods and fine Jazz with Kevin Hunt (piano), Hannah James (Bass) and Ed Rodrigues (Drums)

Special Menu

ENTREE - Roast Vegetable Soup
MAIN - Slow Braised Lamb Shank with Sweet Potato Mash & Greens
DESSERT - Steamed Date & Apricot Pudding Coffee & Corkage included BYO
Vegetarian options available

Bookings essential $65 per person 6238 1688

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An Evening with Richard Morecroft

Friday 09 April 2010

Saturday 24th April from 4.30pm.

RICHARD MORECROFT has been one of Australia's most visible personalities appearing as the ABC Televisions News Presenter for 25 years. Since retiring from that role Richard has pursued other Media interests including Television Documentaries and Corporate media events. His main passion is Photography and he presents an amazing approach to the unique Australian Landscape. Richard will be presenting a talk on his life in the Media and in the Arts through his photography at Café Woodworks on Saturday 24th April.

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Two of a Mind, Partners in Time

Wednesday 20 May 2009



Celebrating over 50 continuous years of Don Burrows

Duo Don Burrows and George Golla were Duo partners for 38 years and Kevin Hunt is currently Don's Duo format partner. This will be a rare opportunity to hear the music and story of the Don Burrows Duo in the intimate space of Bungendore Wood Works Gallery.

Tickets will be limited and can be secured on 02 6238 1682 or by email on or by fax on 02 62381817

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Two of a Mind Exhibition and Partners in Time Concert

Thursday 16 April 2009

Some Lovely Feedback from the Two of a Mind Exhibiton and Partners in Time Concert evening on Saturday 18th July


Just a quick line to thank you very, very much for such an enjoyable experience. There we were, my wife and I looking at one of Don Burrows pictures (twin swans) when I heard over my right shoulder, Don's voice explaining how he waited in the hope of gaining such a shot and he was suitably rewarded as were we the viewing audience. Don and I then discussed our respective initial photograhic experiences with box brownies and actually using chemicals in development tanks to obtain final grainy prints. He stated he missed the days of 'hands on' with chemicals compared with today's computer processing and special effects.

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