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Introducing our new Workshop Manager Liam Thomas

11 Aug 2022 / VWA Updates

We are very excited to be announcing VWA’s newly appointed Workshop Manager, Liam Thomas. We are all thrilled to have Liam on board, and look forward to having him around at the Wood Design Centre. …

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The history of the Victorian Woodworker’s Association

11 Aug 2022 / VWA Updates

Introduction from the President of the VWA, Stephen Ziguras: The VWA is 43 years old this year with a rich and varied history. We’ve often talked of trying to document some of our history and …

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Meet our Members: Raven Mahon

11 Aug 2022 / Meet our Members

1) Introduce yourself – where are you based, what do you do and how long have you been a VWA member? I’m a furniture maker based in Narrm / Melbourne, originally from California. I’ve been …

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Melbourne Royal Art, Craft and Cookery Competition

11 Aug 2022 / Events & Exhibitions

After two years on hiatus, the Melbourne Royal Art, Craft and Cookery Competition is set to return and shine a spotlight on Melbourne’s creative best. From kimchi making to handmade lace and contemporary photography, the …

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Meet our Members: Michael Crozier

11 Aug 2022 / Meet our Members

1) Introduce yourself – where are you based, what do you do and how long have you been a VWA member? I am a ‘not-for-profit’ acoustic guitar maker. I have a workshop in our home …

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Celebrating Craft Victoria Award Winners Damien Wright and Bonhula Yunupingu

11 Aug 2022 / Events & Exhibitions

Craft Award winner – The Excellence awardRecognising the highest achievement in creativity, innovation and design. Supported by the Bowness Family Foundation. Awarded to Damien Wright and Bonhula YunupinguTitle: Rom’mirri (Keeper of the Law), 2021 Bala …

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VWA Artists in Residence Update

11 Aug 2022 / Artist in Residence

Isabel Avendano Hazbun I have been working on a chair for an upcoming exhibition. The chair’s look and construction are based on ‘skin on frame’ kayak builds using glued laminations and steam bending. Follow Isabel …

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Workshop Manager

27 May 2022 / VWA Updates

The Victorian Woodworkers Association (VWA) is seeking a Workshop Manager to manage the machinery and workshop at the Wood Design Centre in Tyrone St North Melbourne. The Manager will have overall responsibility for maintaining machinery …

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Gippsland Gallery - Mnemosyne's Gift

Mnemosyne’s Gift

29 Apr 2022 / Events & Exhibitions

This work was conceived as a sort of afterword, a summing up of some of the core themes represented at a survey exhibition mounted by John M. Cunningham, the then Director of Warrnambool Art Gallery …

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Andrew Potocnik

Meet our Members: Andrew Potocnik

29 Apr 2022 / Meet our Members

1) Introduce yourself – where are you based, what do you do and how long have you been a VWA member? I’m based in Macleod in suburban Melbourne working from a home based workshop which …

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