Sturt graduate exhibition: a new generation of makers show their work

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Clockwise from top left: William Wilkins, Sally Table; Claudia Vogel, Hall Table; Flynn Douglas, Kookaburra; Rick Hayward, Monochrome; John Roy, AAA Table; Zephyr Pavey, Loungeroom Island; Matt Walker, Bows

In what has become a much anticipated annual celebration, a new generation of Sturt School For Wood makers will soon display their finely crafted work. This year’s graduate exhibition takes place in Sturt Gallery, Mittagong, NSW and is open to the public daily from 19 November – 3 December, 2024.

Featured makers include: Ann Bodill, Ben Ambler, Claudia Vogel, Drew Snyder, Flynn Douglas, John Roy, Matt Walker, Raymond Halpin, Rick Hayward, William Wilkins, Zephyr Pavey

TEXTURA is the culmination of a year’s work for the full-time furniture students who have travelled from all over Australia to learn intensively from some of the world’s finest master makers. The 12 budding makers will graduate in a formal ceremony in Clubbe Hall at 11am followed by a celebration in the gallery from noon and all are welcome to attend.

It has been said that head hunters from industry as well as fine furniture appreciators will flock to Sturt for the very special event which is a highlight for many on the woodworking and designer/maker calendar. Last year half of the cohort were named in Maker of the Year awards including overall winner Jess Humpston. Head of Sturt, Kristie Phelan is thrilled with the standard of work this year and is sure many of the students will have an exciting future in furniture designing and making.

Images: Daniel Mulheran

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