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A note from the VWA President

20 Nov 2021

At the end of another long, disrupted year (is it 2021 or still 2020? It feels a bit like that!), we are all feeling some relief at the easing of COVID restrictions and getting back to something like normal. Over the last few months, we’ve been working on getting our regular newsletter going again, which you should have received in your inbox already.

We hope to produce this every month or two thanks to the work of our newsletter committee: William Mattysen, Andrew Potocnik, Pip Hayden, Raven Mahon and Adam Markowitz, led by Vivienne Wong and supported by Sophie Sideris from Hortenzia.

With this newsletter we’ll be introducing a regular member profile. This will be a short bio of one of our members and their work, and some examples of pieces they’ve made. We would love to include as many members as we can in our newsletters and on our website. If you’d be happy to participate, please email Vivienne at communications@vwa.org.au

Finally, the VWA is the sum of its members, if you have news you’d like to share with other woodworkers and craftspeople, please drop us a line!

Stephen Ziguras
President, Victorian Woodworker’s Association

November School and Wood Design Centre Updates

21 Nov 2021

After an interrupted year, we’ve welcomed back our Term 3 students to see out the year, picking up where they left off prior to the most recent lockdown.

To comply with government mandates, all attendees to the School must be fully vaccinated and must wear a mask at all times.

In the workshop, we’re excited to announce the purchase of a new router for the router table, with a new cordless trim router and plunge saw with guide rails, as well as a new rack, paint and glue-up sink.

Upcoming Events: Maleny Expo and Wootha Prize

The entries for the Sunshine Coast Wootha Prize are now open! 

Not since May 2019 have thousands of people had the pleasure of a woodworking pilgrimage to Maleny in the Queensland Sunshine Coast to partake in all things wood. But now it’s time to take note that April 31 – May 2, 2022 are the dates set for the sorely missed Maleny Expo and Sunshine Coast Wootha Prize exhibition. 

Find out more information on the Maleny Wood Expo website here https://www.malenywoodexpo.com/

Meet our Members

We’re excited to introduce Meet our Members. Every month we will be profiling our incredible members on social media, in our newsletter and on our website. 

If you would like to get involved please email Vivienne at communications@vwa.org.au to express your interest!

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VWA’s Artist in Residence Program

20 Nov 2021 / Artist in Residence

Over the past year at the VWA we have seen some changes to the tenants that are part of our Artists in Residence program here at the Wood Design Centre in the Meat Markets. Our …

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VWA logo and website launch

VWA Logo and Website Launch

20 Nov 2021 / Uncategorized

At the end of 2020, the VWA Committee commissioned the development of a new logo and website to represent the Association moving forward, looking to a new generation of the VWA whilst acknowledging the rich …

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VWA Artist in Residence - Raven Mahon cherry medicine cabinet

VWA Artists in Residence November Update

20 Nov 2021 / Artist in Residence

Our Artists in Residence have been back in the workshop working on commissions, collaborations and personal projects. Hear from our Artists in Residence about what they’ve been up to over the last month. Simeon Dux: …

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