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Rhys Jones

Rhys studied wood/furniture at the ANU School of Art, completing his honours year in 2011. It was there, in the furniture/wood workshop, that he began to explore and refine the theory and practice of fine furniture making under the guide Rodney Hayward (Head of Workshop). “Design...

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Drew Straker – Muralist

Over the Christmas break, during a period between terms when 'Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse', we had the opportunity to invite an artist into the workshop, with intention to liven up one of the biggest and whitest walls in the building. Putting out...

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Bespoke Skateboard Workshop

Huon Pine Skatedeck by Noddy Boffin - Resident and Tutor, Elliot Gorham. The Huon pine Lagarostrobos franklinii is a conifer and is endemic to Tasmania. It is the only member of the genus Lagarostrobos. Related species from the family Podocarpaceae, originating from the ancient supercontinent Gondwana,...

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Wood Workshops: Material Value

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Australian Design Review Physically creating something tangible to suit a purpose or fulfil a creative urge is a fundamental human yearning, one perhaps neglected in an era where our hands are occupied as an extension of touch screens and keyboards. In the smartphone age,...

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Handsome & Co Exhibition @ Brunswick Street Gallery 2014

There is an inherent beauty in the natural quality and warmth of timber, and, when partnered with the unique relationship that only occurs between people and the built environment in which they inhabit, creates an intimate sense of belonging and personal identity. The Handsome & Co exhibition is...

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Shooting Boards

A shooting board (sometimes called a “chute board”) is a jig that is used to support timber boards to be shaved with a hand plane. Typically, it involves planing end- or long grain on boards. With a sharp and finely set plane , end grain...

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Furniture design featured in Melbourne Design Now

By Ella Bourke What on earth, you might ask, is a fluffy sheepskin rocking horse for fully-grown adults doing in the National Gallery of Victoria? Sprawling in scope, Melbourne Now is an ambitious attempt to showcase contemporary art, architecture and design that reflects the cultural identity...

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Chip off the old block.

Article taken from: THE WEEKLY REVIEW Written by: Jo Davy Peter Bollington, Elliot Gorham and Jarlath Weingott are decades younger than the people normally associated with the art of fine woodworking. “Little old men with white beards seem to be the ones that generally gravitate towards this line...

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