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Stop, Look & Listen

Wednesday 02 April 2008

Don Burrows & Kevin Hunt invite you to Stop, Look & Listen

Friday 29 & Saturday 30 August, 2008

Australian jazz legend Don Burrows and Mo Award winning keyboardist Kevin Hunt will return to Café Woodworks and Bungendore Wood Works Gallery in August for two nights of fine photography and jazz. You can enjoy the delights of Eric's four course feast in the Café and then be thoroughly entertained during an intimate evening with Don talking about his dual life in music and photography and Kevin joins Don for an exquisite concert set in the Octagon ArtSpace in the Gallery. You can also enjoy the exhibition of fine photography Counterpoint by Don Burrows and BWWG Exhibition Coordinator Stan d'Argeavel as part of the VIVID National Festival of Photography.

Tickets for Stop, Look and Listen are $67.50 and available from Café Woodworks or by phoning 02 6238 1688. Don't miss the limited seating special event. 

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Things of Tone and Wood

Thursday 13 March 2008

Canberra Times, Times 2, Friday 25th January, 2008

by Ron Cerabona

Furniture can be regarded as simply functional: somewhere to, literally, hang your hat, or put up your feet, or eat dinner, or just sink down in front of the television after a hard day at work. But the best of it is more than that. It can also be a work of art, something to admire in and of itself.

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery wanted to do something to encourage this latter perception and to give craftspeople a chance to display their talents, with the opening exhibition in their 25th anniversary year, Studio Furniture 2008, which opens tomorrow.

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Celebrating Two Decades of Fine Woodworking in Australia

Thursday 13 March 2008

Craft Arts International Magazine #60 2004

by Terry Martin

In 1977 a young furniture maker named David Mac Laren arrived in Australia from New York. He had a fulfilling life as a furniture maker in America, but he became disillusioned with pervasive materialism and came to Australia to try to establish a more meaningful life. Like many at that time, he dreamt of self-sufficiency, so he bought rural land near the village of Bungendore, 30 minutes from Canberra, and set up his workshop. Eventually Mac Laren decided to open a gallery because he wanted a place to display his furniture and pieces by other furniture makers. It was a simple desire that gave no hint of the success and expansion of the coming years.

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The Art of Relationship

Thursday 13 March 2008

Canberra Review/Canberra Times, February 12, 2000

by Stan d'Argeavel

Its a long, long way from the Off-Broadway theatre stage to the quiet, secluded streets and lanes of Bungendore village and an even further distance from successful playwright to fine wood worker and gallery director. Bungendore Wood Works Gallery owner and artistic director David Mac Laren revels in just that.

“When I moved from New York City to Bungendore I wanted a place to display my furniture as well as the work of other furniture makers in the region.” says David.

And it’s this relationship with his designer/makers that David now finds the most challenging and enjoyable facet of running one of this country’s finest mixed media galleries - all in a sleepy little village in the Southern Tablelands of NSW.

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Don Burrows invites you to Stop, Look and Listen

Wednesday 05 March 2008

Capital Magazine Issue Twenty Five November - December 2006

by Stan d'Argeavel

A brief look around the walls of Australian jazz musician Don Burrows' studio reveals an impressive portrait of success and recognition in the music business. Looking further reveals the fact that a second artistic medium pervades his creative life.

Burrows is equally at home in the photographic darkroom as he is on the stage. To be blessed with a talent at a level few artists attain is one thing, to carry that talent to a second artistic medium is reserved for a few gifted individuals.

Don Burrows has been treading the boards as a professional musician for 65 years. In 1973 the twice-named Australian Living Treasure received the first Gold Record ever awarded to an Australian jazz musician, instigated the first Jazz studies program in the Southern Hemisphere at the NSW Conservatorium of Music and was awarded an MBE.

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