Studio Furniture 2010

Studio Furniture 2010
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

Bungendore, Australia
January 23 - March 31, 2010

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery and Australian Wood Review Magazine opened their second Bi-annual exhibition, Studio Furniture 2010 on Australia Day, January 23, in the Octagon ArtSpace.

The exhibition is the result of an Australia wide competition sponsored by the Wood Works Gallery with $11000 made available for four prizes for the winning entrants.

Over 138 entries were received and from those 70 pieces of furniture from 66 individual wood workers and furniture makers were selected to make up the most extensive exhibition ever held at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery.

The exhibition was opened and awards announced at the Gallery by Catrina Vignando, General Manager of Craft Australia, the premier advocacy body for Craft practitioners in Australia and media partner for the event.

The 70 accepted entries for the exhibition come from furniture makers from around Australia.
New South Wales is represented by 23 makers, with 15 from Queensland, 6 from Western Australia, 5 from Tasmania, 4 from Victoria. 2 from South Australia and 7 from the ACT Region.

The ACT Region entrants are furniture makers Gino Monteleone, Josh Carmody, Amy Fiveash, Scott Mitchell, Mirsad Ramic, Myles Gostelow and Gallery Artistic Director David Mac Laren who is exhibiting out of competition.

Entries for the competition include stools, chairs, lounges, hall, bedside and coffee tables, cabinets, sideboards, mirrors, lamps, chests of drawers, bookshelves, boxes, desks and a dining suite. The brief for the competition was for a well-considered and crafted piece of furniture, made with saleability within a gallery setting in mind. The design and finish needs to communicate a “studio furniture” attitude: that is, an emphasis on individually designed and made work showing an appropriate use of hand work so as to distinguish it from mass-produced manufacture.

Wood and/or wood products (manufactured boards) are the primary material with other materials able to be incorporated such as metal, glass, leather, recycled paper, fibreglass matting and found objects. Most pieces are made exclusively from Australian timber species with a sprinkling of exotics such as Peruvian walnut, American cherry, African padauk and ebony. One occasional table features ink-jet digital prints as part of the design.

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery is located on the Kings Highway in Bungendore Village in NSW (Postal and GPS address - 18 Malbon Street, Bungendore NSW 2621) For more information go to  www.bungendorewoodworks.com.au

Image Credits~

TOP:

Rainforest Rocker, First Prize Winner
Alby Johnston

BOTTOM:

'Dumosa' Hall Table
Peter MacDonald