The exhibition “#heartwood” celebrates the achievements of the students and teachers of Heartwood Creative Woodworking, as well as the one year anniversary in the new Heartwood workshop. Owner Stuart Faulkner said he had been toying with the idea of an event to mark the anniversary, but it was only when community partner, Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design “Dulwich High” offered the use of their dedicated exhibition space, that things really took off.
“I have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm shown by the students to participate in the exhibition. I hope this exhibition gives the audience a feel for our workshop, the expertise of our teachers, the support of our professional partners like Felder NSW, and our commitment to being involved with the local community”.
Earlier this year Stuart was asked to present a lamination workshop for Design and Technology students at Dulwich High. “The workshop was so successful', said Head teacher, Isidoro Felman, "that students were still talking about it weeks later”.
This “one off event” has led Stuart into a mentoring role with the HSC students, a role that he finds satisfying and invigorating. He will also be presenting awards at the School’s prize giving later this month.
All ongoing group class students from Heartwood Creative Woodworking will be presenting work that showcases a broad range of skills and techniques and the level of mastery they have achieved so far. It is worth noting that ongoing group class students attend classes three hours per week or 120 hours a year, so are considered recreational woodworkers.
"The projects made by our students are a testimony to their full time passion to learning, while (often) juggling professional and family responsibilities. Along with boxes and totes, a variety of occasional tables, bedside tables, stools and a surfboard, I think we have room for a few surprises”, Stuart said.
#heartwood is on display from December 10 to 11, 10am – 4pm daily at Seaview Gallery, Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design, 1-9 Seaview Street, Dulwich Hill NSW 2203. Free admission, parking opposite school.
For more information contact Heartwood Creative Woodworking via their website: www.heartwoodcreative.com.au