Double Take Update

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Mark Wakeham, Cabinet. Photo: John Tozer

The Victorian Woodworkers Association are hosting a double exhibition in 2017. Over 45 of Australia’s most talented woodworkers, designers and makers submitted entries to the 2017 Victorian Woodworkers Association Fine Woodworking Exhibition.


Randall Kohn, Side Tables

Titled Double Take in Wood, the exhibition combines two of the Victorian Woodworkers Association’s most successful exhibitions, the Fine Woodworking show, which has not been hosted for over five years, and Create from a Crate, the popular environmentally focused exhibition that challenges woodworkers to create a masterpiece from the humble timber pallet.


Grant Vaughan, sculpture in white beech. Photo: David Young

With a prize pool valued at over $10,000, the exhibition has attracted a diverse and talented group of entrants. VWA President, Jerome Wielens, said, 'I am excited by the calibre of entries. The exhibition is going to provide a comprehensive survey of Australian woodworking design, innovation and craftsmanship. A feature of this exhibition is that we have attracted entries from both Australia's best and brightest up-and-coming designer makers and also our country's most respected and experienced master craftspeople’.



Brian Cush (Sawdust Bureau), Pinch Blond Classic

With the jurying process underway, the full list of exhibitors will be announced on September 4th, 2017 via the VWA’s exhibition website.


Bern Chandley, The New Windsor. Photo: Tess Kelly

Entries received to date have included both decorative and functional objects and furniture pieces, including sculptures, clocks, chairs, musical instruments and furniture influenced by both classic and contemporary design movements. The diversity of techniques, materials and styles will ensure the exhibition provides something for everyone, including skilled and novice woodworkers, lovers of good design, or those in search of an heirloom piece of furniture for their home.

The exhibition will be held at Manningham Art Gallery - 18th October to 11th November 2017.

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