AWR Studio Furniture 2018

Australian Wood Review in conjunction with Bungendore Wood Works Gallery present AWR Studio Furniture 2018, a landmark exhibition featuring 70 of today’s leading woodworking designer-makers.

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery is arguably the world’s premier gallery for fine woodworking and in 2018 celebrates its 35th anniversary. As co-producer, major sponsor and host for AWR Studio Furniture 2018, the gallery will present cash awards totalling $15,000, with a first prize of $10,000.

Elite woodworking machinery manufacturer Felder Group Australia will present the Felder Award for Fine Woodwork, a Hammer N4400 bandsaw valued at $3166.

Additional awards include the $1000 George Ingham Prize for Chair Design and the $1000 Interwood Award. The exhibition is also sponsored by Branch95 specialty timbers. The total prize pool is valued in excess of $20,000. Awards will be announced at the exhibition opening.

AWR Studio Furniture 2018 also carries a special meaning for Australian wood artists as it is dedicated to Matthew Harding, a talented multi-media artist whose loss this year is widely mourned.

Designer-makers all over the world were invited to enter AWR Studio Furniture 2018 by submitting a portfolio of images. Works by shortlisted entrants will feature in the exhibition. All entries can be seen at

The exhibition will open during Wood Dust on Saturday evening 20th October and run until 31st January 2019.

Australian Wood Review

Australian Wood Review is Australia’s premier magazine for fine woodworkering and this year celebrates its 100th issue.

First published in 1992, AWR remains the industry innovator by providing a quarterly print magazine as well as a comprehensive and relevant digital experience to woodworkers everywhere via website eNews, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

Australian Wood Review is a media partner of Wood Dust Australia 2018.

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery specialises in exhibiting and promoting Australian made wood art, sculpture, craft and contemporary furniture of a very high standard from the country’s foremost designer/makers in wood. We take pride in showcasing the skill and art of Australia’s wood workers and the varied richness and beauty of our native timbers.

We also exhibit fine arts from leading artists from every state and territory that range from Blake and Wynne prize-winning artists to ACT, Canberra and Bungendore regional artists.

The Gallery is a multi-tourism award winning attraction open every day except Christmas day. The Gallery is situated just 30 minutes by road from Canberra, Australia’s National Capital. Bungendore Wood Works Gallery’s long-term commitment to an alliance of Tourism with the Arts has created an authentic tourism experience, attracting 120,000 visitors a year.

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