The Victorian Craft Awards Exhibition
Exhibition: 5th April – 21st May at Watson Place gallery.
Established in 2015 and now in its fourth iteration, the Victorian Craft Awards is Australia’s only awards event solely dedicated to craft and design. This year’s awards were initially postponed from September 2021 due to ongoing lockdowns, and features 59 finalists from a variety of disciplines. Head across to Craft Victoria’s gallery on Watsons Place to view all the finalists pieces. The Awards showcase exceptional works utilising craft skills, processes and materials, including emerging, mid-career and established craftspeople from across Victoria.
Here are some of the Furniture maker finalists who entered.
Machine room bookings
VWA members can book a place to use the machine room for timber machining on the first Sunday of every month from 1.00 – 4.00pm. The cost is $30 per hour.
May’s machine room will be open on May 8th, not the 1st.
Machining is supervised by long standing woodworker and respected teacher Carl Lutz.
Members must have previous experience in using machinery and/or have undertaken at least one term of a Victorian School of Woodwork class or equivalent. Current students can also book the machine room at this time, but the classroom will not be available.
To book a spot, please fill out the form at: https://vwa.org.au/membership/machine-room-booking/
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