Occasionally we go out to the Bungendore Woodworks Gallery to see their art exhibitions and drool over the extraordinary products out of wood that they sell. It is always a treat. This visit we saw something that was truly designed to take your breath away. I have included the link in which they have a moving version in which the cupboards and drawers open and close.
The object on display is what is called the Hannah Cabinet. It is a piece of furniture that was created by Geoff Hannah after a Churchill Fellowship exploration of Europe with a focus on traditional historical furniture design and creation.
Have a look at the link and if you can get to the gallery. This object will still have people admiring it if it is still around in 500 years.
A youtube clip
Six artists have cooperated to produce a set of works that focus on birds in the current exhibition at the Bungendore Woodworks Gallery. Just because they are all painting or drawing birds does not mean they are all the same. Some deal with close up almost bird face shots. Others specialise with groups. There are pictures that embed the birds in bush settings, other show the birds in urban situations. The artists have cooperated to create a wide-ranging set of bird paintings that we found very engaging.
The artists are Joanne Barby, Jan Barnett, Wayne Byard, Helen Fitzgerald, James Luck and Janet Matthews.
The Annual Exhibition and Sale of member’s work from the Canberra Spinners and Weavers was on at the Q last weekend. For someone like me who does not do craft things it is pretty exciting to see a vast collection of clothes and other fabrics that are produced by spinners and weavers. Having it on during an overcast cold May day made is even better because most of what has been made and was on display was very warm looking.
Creative and talented spinners and weavers create delicate and robust fabrcs. These artists create clothing that looks strong and durable or fragile and translucent. The range of items and their styles was huge. Colours were predominantly earthy and natural – overall it was a warm and very tactile set of creations.
Below is a brochure.