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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Regional Views - Ken Knight and Robyn Collier

Wednesday 12 June 2013

Left: Ken Knight – Summer Landscape, oil (detail). Right: Robyn Collier – Enigma, etching (detail)

An exhibition of paintings by Ken Knight and printmaking by Robyn Collier
27 July – 9 September, 2013 in the Octagon Artspace

A Bungendore Wood Works Gallery 30th Year Anniversary Exhibition

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Gallery at Night

Wednesday 12 June 2013

We think the gallery looks spectacular at night, so after closing tonight we took some photos to share the space with those you who haven't visited for a while... or ever even!

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Helen Fitzgerald: Colours of Australia

Friday 17 May 2013

Finke River, Watercolour

An Exhibition of Landscape, Flora and Fauna Watercolours by Canberra Region artist Helen Fitzgerald.

Exhibition Opening Sunday 5th May, 2013 at 11am

By The Hon. Steve Whan, MLC
Shadow Minister for Resources and Primary Industries, Tourism Major Events Hospitality and Racing and Rural Water

Exhibition continues until 9 June, 2013.

Over recent years Helen Fitzgerald has pursued a program of extended visits to outback parts of the Australian environment. Treading both sides of life as a landscape and botanical artist,
her trips to the source are essential in the pursuit of capturing the true nature of the landscape and its flora and fauna.

Trips in 2012 to outback Birdsville and its famed ‘track’, her annual Lockhart botanical field trip to the Galore Hill Arboretum area complete with students and a 9000km odyssey to Albany in West Australia have ‘recharged my artistic batteries.’

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Hannah Cabinet

Thursday 16 May 2013

The Hannah Cabinet is Geoff Hannah’s latest masterpiece and was made over a six year period using 34 different Australian and international timbers, 4 species of shell and 17 varieties of precious stone with extensive marquetry inlays on 18 doors and on, and in, 140 drawers.

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery is proud to have the Hannah Cabinet on show.

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