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Greg Allan

Meet our Members: Greg Allan

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 a furniture maker and designer from Aotearoa New Zealand, currently residing in Melbourne, …

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Victorian Craft Awards

Victorian Craft Awards – Furniture Finalists

29 Apr 2022 / Events & Exhibitions

Alex Pontonio: Biplane American white ash, linen Biplane Sideboard is a study in lightness. Referencing box kites, biplanes and objects that float, the sideboard features vertical parallel struts, lightweight fabric sails and long, horizontal planes. …

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'Three Easy Pieces for Two Hands' - Finished pieces.

VWA Artists in Residence Update

29 Apr 2022 / Artist in Residence

Simeon Dux The last couple of months have gone by quickly. I finished my piece ‘Hand Operated’ in Hydrowood Celery Top Pine, designed by John Wardle, which was exhibited at Heide MOMA over Melbourne Design …

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Beyond Ordinary: Contemporary Women Makers

4 Mar 2022 / Events & Exhibitions

Introduction to the exhibition by curators Ruth Thompson and Dale Dryen: Understanding that the field of timber design and make has historically been dominated by men, this curated exhibition showcases the work of women, exploring …

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Will Matthysen on The Art of Making Exhibition

3 Mar 2022 / Events & Exhibitions

The Art of Making: Studio Woodworkers Australia demonstrates technical mastery pushing creative and material boundaries. Across an eclectic selection of furniture, objects and wall pieces, the exhibition highlights the unique qualities of Australian timbers and …

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MDW: Relatively Useful

3 Mar 2022 / Events & Exhibitions

This pop-up exhibition for Melbourne DesignWeek is a survey of works in timber and ceramic designed by John Wardle and Simon Lloyd. A number of VWA tenants and members have been making these designs for …

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Dan Barker

MDW: C.R.E.A.M presented by Bricolage

3 Mar 2022 / Events & Exhibitions

As part of Melbourne Design Week Dan Barker of Bricolage will be hosting C.R.E.A.M, a solo pop up exhibition in his Collingwood-based showroom.  Bricolage is a small team of passionate furniture makers specialising in one-off …

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WDC Entrance Upgrade

3 Mar 2022 / VWA Updates

Over the last few months the WDC has seen a big clean up. A skip was organised in January by one of our Artists in Residence Raven, who with the help of other members, removed …

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Pip Haydon, splitting an apple branch with froe and beetle, photo credit Goran Popovski

Meet our Members: Pip Haydon

3 Mar 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 Pip Haydon, the new VWA Secretary, a newborn intensive care nurse and in …

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VWA Artists in Residence Update

3 Mar 2022 / Artist in Residence

Simeon Dux The last two months has seen me incredibly busy. Lots of shop made veneers, labelling and blue tape, along with angles and radios. Nearing the completion of this cabinet for John Wardle Architects.” …

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