Workshops

2016: The Collaboration WA workshop for 2016 was held for the fifth time in the bushland setting of Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School from the 27th of September to the 1st of October.

This year, due to the much appreciated organising efforts of the committee and members, we were able to invite three world renowned wood artists. They were woodturners Michael Kehs (USA) and Nick Agar (UK) and wood carver Hape Kiddle (NZ/NSW). There were six other interstate and overseas participants and the rest of the total of 29 were from Western Australia, including newcomers Clive and Jenny Kendrick and Jim Reynoldson.

A busy, harmonious and productive workshop (and subsequent master classes by our visitors) were again enjoyed by all.


 

Previous workshops: Pictures are available from each of our previous workshops all the way back to the first in 2009

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2015: Our collaboration workshop for 2015 was again held over three days, at the Forest Heritage Centre in Dwellingup. Our guest of honour this year was world renowned woodturner Guilio Marcolongo from Victoria. The workshop was fully booked, with a total of 20 people in attendance. As with all of our workshops, the balance was just right, combining hard work, fun, and frivolity, with around 40 pieces being produced, raising over $3,000 at auction.

Many thanks to all those who attended, to "Frank" our auctioneer, and people who bought items in the auction. Everyone was grateful to the ladies who did a wonderful job of serving up the meals and to the participants who provided the goodies. As usual everything went off without a hitch, thanks to you all.


 

The collaborative pieces produced in the workshops were auctioned to raise funds to support future events. Some of the items can be seen here. 2013 and 2015 photos by Suellen Turner. In 2015 each of the participants were asked to "decorate" a small wooden sphere; their efforts can also be seen here.