Double Take in Wood, was a juried exhibition of Australian contemporary woodwork with two distinct starting points.
Take 1 – Fine Woodworking
Showcasing the breadth and talent in Australian wood design.
Take 2 – Create from a Crate
Challenging woodworkers to make a beautiful object or furniture piece from discarded timber pallets and crates.
We are excited to announce the talented woodworkers who were awarded prizes in our 2017 Double Take in Wood Exhibition.
Benjamin Joel Reddan
The Victorian Woodworkers Association – Best in Show Award
City Rural Insurance Broker – People's Choice Award
Smart Recycling – Most Creative use of Timber Packaging Waste Award
Design & Innovation Award
Timbecon – Cabinet Making Award (Create from a Crate)
Timbecon – Cabinet Making Award (Fine Woodworking)
Victorian Woodworkers Association – President's Award
Create from a Crate
|Alex Springall||Andrew Potocnik|
|Angelo Toppi||Benjamin Harry Field|
|Bryan Harris||David Hall|
|Frank Duyker||Gregory Smyth|
|Hamish Hill||Nicholas Coyle|
|Peter Harris||Raf Nathan|
|Adam Markowitz||Alex Springall|
|Andrew Potocnik||Bailey Mcfarlane Farmer|
|Benjamin Joel Reddan||Bernard Chandley|
|Bryan Cush||Chris Tomoya James|
|Christopher Neal||Damion Fauser|
|David Hall||Frank Duyker|
|Grant Vaughan||Hamish Hill|
|James J Jackman||Joshua Stevens|
|Kate Small||Lorraine Le Plastrier|
|Malcolm Morgan||Mark Andrew Wakeham|
|Matt Potter||William Matthysen|
|Matthew Booth||Mingus Rose|
|Neale Thompson||Nicholas Coyle|
|Peter Stibilj||Phoebe Everill|
|Raf Nathan||Randall Kohn|
|Russel Davidson||Stephen Ziguras|
Double Take in Wood is an exploration of new generation woodwork that celebrates the paring of age-old techniques and materials with contemporary design and technology. The exhibition will bring together furniture, sculpture, functional and decorative objects, featuring pieces from some of Australia's most celebrated makers.
A panel of prominent and respected woodworkers, designers and arts professionals will judge the exhibition with a prize pool of over $10,000.
A showcase of Australian woodwork that pays respect to traditional techniques, fine craftsmanship and functionality whilst pushing the boundaries of contemporary design.
Create from a Crate
Inviting Australian woodworkers, designers and makers to rise to the challenge of making a beautiful object or furniture piece from rough and discarded timber pallets and crates.
The work will provide an engaging way to shine a spotlight on the environmental impact of timber packaging waste.
|Meet the Makers|
Pop-by the gallery any Saturday during the exhibition to meet the VWA woodworkers. They will be on-hand to answer your questions and walk you through the exhibit.
Saturday, 21 Oct / 28 Oct / 4 Nov / 11 Nov
|VWA Members Catch-Up|
Join the VWA members for an exhibition floor walk and discussion. This event will provide an experts view of the techniques and skills utilised by the master craftspeople who are showcased in the exhibition. This is also a great opportunity to find out more about the Victorian Woodworkers Association's membership programs and benefits.
Wednesday, 25 Oct
6 - 8pm
|‘Let’s Work in Wood’ Kids Recycled Wood Workshop|
Take inspiration from the Double Take in Wood Exhibition to create a wooden train from industrial timber packaging. Suitable for ages 5 – 8.
Saturday, 21 Oct
11am – 12noon and 12.30pm – 1.30pm
|Cost: $10, bookings essential on 9840 9382.|
|Seniors Morning Tea and Floor Talk|
Join John Monument, long-time member of the Victorian Woodworkers Association for morning tea and hear them discuss the work on show at the Double Take in Wood Exhibition.
Friday, 27 Oct
10am – 12pm
|Lunchtime Talk and Soup|
Join exhibitor, Hamish Hill and Victorian Woodworkers Association Exhibition sub-committee member John Monument for a discussion about the exhibition and their work over a cup of soup.
Tuesday, 31 Oct
12.30pm – 1.30pm
Judges & Prizes
Dr Alex Selenitsch
Dr Alex Selenitsch is a Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design at the University of Melbourne. He has taught architectural design, theory and history at Deakin University, RMIT and the University of Melbourne and has championed the inclusion of wood design and construction in architectural course curriculum.His creative practice ranges from literature and graphics to sculpture, furniture and architecture A survey of his work titled LIFE/TEXT was held at Heide, MOMA, Melbourne in 2015/2016.
Linda Nathan is print and online editor of Australian Wood Review, Australia’s foremost magazine for fine woodworkers. As well as authoring hundreds of articles she has curated several exhibitions, and conceived and judged many competitions and awards schemes for woodworkers.
Ward Petherbridge is the owner of commercial timber waste recycling firm Smart Recycling. He was the instigator and co-founder of the Victorian Woodworkers Association's successful Create from a Crate Exhibition and is also a VWA Committee Member and a keen collector of fine woodworking.
Adam Stewart is a long-term Victorian Woodworker Association (VWA) member. A successful and highly respected woodworker, he has a keen eye for design and innovation. Adam was previously a tenant of the Association’s prestigious residency program and a teacher at the VWA School of Woodcraft.
Davey Warnock is the Cultural Programs Officer at Manningham City Council and the exhibition co-curator
We are excited to announce the 2017 prizes are valued at over $10,000.
|The Victorian Woodworkers Association – Best in Show Award||$3,000|
|Smart Recycling – Most Creative Use of Timber Packaging Waste Award|
*Create from a Crate entrants only
|City Rural Insurance Brokers – People's Choice Award||$1,000|
|Design & Innovation Award||$500 + Mirka Deros sander valued at $847 from Best Abrasives.|
|Timbecon – Cabinet Making Award (Create from a Crate)||$500 + $250 Timbecon voucher|
|Timbecon – Cabinet Making Award (Fine Woodworking)||$500 + $250 Timbecon voucher|
|The Victorian Woodworkers Association – President’s Award||12 month membership to Handkrafted – valued at $360.00|
We would like to thank the following organisations for their support:
- Manningham Art Gallery
- Manningham City Council
Supporting Prize Partners
- Best Abrasives
Applications have now closed for Double Take in Wood.
For information about the jurying process, key dates, conditions of sale and deliveries please refer to the conditions of entry.
View all VWA Exhibitions
2016 Create from a Crate
2019 Piano Transformation
Victorian Woodworkers Association (VWA)
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North Melbourne, VIC 3051
VWA Wood Design Centre and Workshop
5 Tyrone St,
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
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