Smashing stereotypes: group exhibition by 28 women makers

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Above, left to right: Vivienne Wong, Tyla Veney, Laura McCusker, Lou Harriss, Linda Nathan

Twenty-eight designer makers and wood artists will soon combine forces to show the largest collection of work by contemporary women woodworkers ever seen in Australia.


Wall cabinet by Sara Smith

The exhibition Beyond Ordinary will open at Sturt Gallery in Mittagong, NSW on Sunday, February 13 at 11am. Guest speaker at the event is Lucy Turnbull, AO.

Plans for the exhibition were hatched some 18 months ago by makers and designers Ruth Thompson and Dale Dryen, who commented: ‘Understanding that the field of timber design and make has historically been dominated by men, this curated exhibition will showcase the work of women, exploring an approach to fine woodworking embedded in questions of technique, utility, and the built environment’.

The artists incude: Isabel Avendano Hazbun, Catherine Capan, Catherine Cook, Dale Dryen, Rebecca Evans, Phoebe Everill, Linda Fredheim, Rachel Hanrick, Lou Harriss, Kim Johnston, Birgit Jordan, Lana Kagan, Rose Keightley, Chelsea Lemon, Eliza Maunsell, Laura McCusker, Jeanie Mulligan, Linda Nathan, Carol Russell, Marian Shapiro, Sara Smith, Ruth Thompson, Sarah Tracton, Tyla Veney, Helen Walsh, Clancy Warner, Stephanie White, Vivienne Wong.


Jeanie Mulligan, Meowhaus

The exhibition will open on Sunday, February 13th, 2022, and will run until April 3rd, 2022. Sturt Gallery and Studios is in Mittagong, NSW. 

The exhibition can now be viewed virtually here.


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