NEXT Opening

Tuesday 17 September 2013

The Gallery celebrated it's 30th birthday on Saturday 14 September 2013 with style, opening the exhibition NEXT. NEXT features the work of 30 designer makers and artists that does not look to the past, but to the future.

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Hannah Cabinet Presentation

Tuesday 03 September 2013

Your chance to see a Masterpiece demonstrated and explained by the Master.

Maker of The Hannah Cabinet, Geoff Hannah will be in attendance at the Gallery on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 September to demonstrate and talk about his Cabinet made from 34 timbers, 17 precious and semi precious stones, 4 shell species and containing 18 doors and140 drawers. Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the true wonders of the world of wood.

Three sessions only

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An Illustrated History of the Dovetail Joint

Thursday 22 August 2013

Back in the good old days when men were men and women were suitably grateful, woodworking was a crude and artless business, with nails and poor quality glues adding what little strength there was to the woodworking joints. This was not good enough for one young Irish visionary. Fergus Murphy, who determined to find a A Better Way. Fergus, believing that the wood was cut and joined could alone provide all the strength that was required, was one day sitting gazing at his father's dovecot when he was suddenly transfixed by an that was to eventually revolutionise the woodworking scene. Now read on...

Blackwood and Huon Pine

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Photos: An Evening with The Hannah Cabinet

Monday 19 August 2013

Photo: Scott Ogilvie

As part of the Fireside Festival and to celebrate having The Hannah Cabinet on show, the Gallery hosted an evening on Friday 16th August based around a viewing and demonstration of the Cabinet including fire twirling, open fire, mulled wine and an in depth viewing and demonstration with Exhibition Coordinator Stan d’Argeavel of the $1.5 million Hannah Cabinet.

Many excited and appreciative guests braved the cold and enjoyed the fire twirling before sitting down to watch Exhibition Coordinator Stan d’Argeavel delve into the Hannah Cabinet.

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Saturday 17 August 2013

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery opened September 14 in 1983. Thirty years later an exhibition featuring the work of 29 designer makers and artists will open that does not look to the past, but to the future. The title of the exhibition is NEXT. This is something all involved ponder, not only the very nature of the objects they design and make, but possible new directions for their practice and indeed their lives.

14 September – 6 November 2013

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An Evening with The Hannah Cabinet

Monday 05 August 2013

Friday, 16 August 2013, from 6pm

The Hannah Cabinet must be seen to be believed! Made over a six year period by Geoff Hannah, this masterpiece has 18 doors, 140 drawers made from 34 timber species, 17 semi-precious stones and 4 shell species.

To celebrate having The Hannah Cabinet on show, the Gallery will host an evening on Friday 16th August from 6pm based around a viewing and demonstration of the Cabinet including fire twirling, open fire, mulled wine and an in depth viewing and demonstration with Exhibition Coordinator Stan d’Argeavel of the $1.5 million Hannah Cabinet.

Sadly, the event An Evening with The Hannah Cabinet has been fully booked.

Dinner at Café Wood Works
Following the demonstration the Gallery will be open and a three course dinner will be available in Café Wood Works for $45 per person.
Bookings for Dinner are essential – phone Café Wood Works on 6238 1688.

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David Mac Laren – Master of Total Craziness

Monday 05 August 2013

In March 2013, we launched our 30th year celebrations. At that event David Boucher presented to the Galleries owner, founder and artistic director David Mac Laren an honorary Master of Total Craziness from Life University.   

Life University

School of Design, Making, Marketing & Passion

David MacLaren

Was this day, 23rd of March 2013, received the honorary title of

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Another happy customer

Monday 05 August 2013

Last year the Toyota (QLD office) asked us to create their logo out of a native Queensland timber to be awarded to dealerships as a recognition of their success.

Although creating a complex logo out of timber presented various design and manufacturing challenges we worked with one of our makers to create a final product that was beautiful and well crafted.

The first order was made from Queensland Walnut, and when Toyota asked us to create another round of awards this year we used Queensland Black Wattle.

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Ben Percy

Monday 29 July 2013

New furniture on display in the Octagon ArtSpace by Ben Percy. 27 July – 26 August, 2013.

Ben Percy is a exciting and passionate emerging designer maker. Soon after gradating with honours as a Design and Technology teacher he challenged himself to work outside his comfort zone of wood and focused on stainless fabrication. With a passion for learning and a desire to design and make quality contemporary furniture, Percy then studied at the prestigious Sturt School for Wood in Mittagong where he was awarded the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies Young Arts Scholarship. His designs are unique and creative, allowing him to construct bespoke pieces that are hand-crafted to the highest standard.

Ben Percy designs furniture that creates interest and contrast by using a divergent mix of materials including timber, plastics, aluminium and stainless steel.

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Catalogue Update

Monday 29 July 2013

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We have been busy working on updating our website. Here are a few images from our recent photo shoot.

Click on the captions under each image to view more information about the piece.

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"It's Even Better"

Monday 15 July 2013

We recieved a friendly note via email recently directing us to a page about Bungendore on that included some very kind words on the Gallery.

Bungendore has the most fabulous wood gallery. I’m talking on a world scale here. The works have to be seen to be believed. One item was a wooden case with a glass front containing around 500 hand-carved miniature boots – each one made of a different wood to all the others! That just took up a small part of this amazing place.

Since 1992 it has earned no fewer than 17 tourism awards, two of them national and has had the works of over 200 artists on display. The rest of the village is nice and historical but, about half a kilometre out of town the suburbs are exploding with new development.

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DUO - exhibition opening photos

Monday 15 July 2013

Opening and meet the artists Saturday 22nd June, 2013

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The Hannah Cabinet presentation

Monday 15 July 2013

On Sunday June 23, 2013 Stan d’Argeavel, Gallery Exhibitions Coordinator, presented The Hannah Cabinet to an appreciative audience.

We will be running several presentations while the cabinet is on display. Email to register your interest.

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Friday 12 July 2013

We have been busy photographing bowls today. Here are a few of our favourites. We will be updating our online catalogue of bowls next week.

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DUO - Pamela Griffith and David Voigt

Friday 05 July 2013

Left: David Voigt – Frenzy Coast, watercolour (detail) Right: Pamela Griffith – Platypus Pool, etching (detail)

An Exhibition of Etchings, Paintings and Drawings by Pamela Griffith and David Voigt.

22 June to 23 July, 2013 in the Octagon Artspace
Opening and meet the artists Saturday 22nd June from 2pm

A Bungendore Wood Works Gallery 30th Year Anniversary Exhibition.

When Bungendore Wood Works Gallery opened its new doors to the current Gallery in 1994, Pamela Griffith was the first visual artist to grace the walls of the upstairs, exhibition specific Octagon ArtSpace.

Two years earlier she had opened her woodworking brother Andrew Gittoes’ exhibition in the original Wood Works Gallery located in the historic Bungendore Store just across the road. A widely known and acclaimed artist, Pamela’s printmaking and painting skills have been apparent in the Gallery ever since, including her four solo and three group exhibitions.

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Guy Detot

Wednesday 03 July 2013

New work by Guy Detot on display now in the octagon ArtSpace.

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