Wood show held in Windsor

Countless hours, love and patience is put into making beautifully crafted woodwork look flawless.

At the Expressions In Wood Exhibition this weekend, August 30 and 31, the Hawkesbury Woodcraft Co-operative will showcase the wood art of many members including woodturners and scroll sawers whose work has been acknowledged nationally and globally.

Chairman of the co-operative, John Jones, said each year more than 400 to 500 visitors come through the doors on both days.

‘‘It’s a great day for people who appreciate woodcraft and art in general,’’ Mr Jones said.

‘‘There will be demonstrations from local members and professionals in the industry. It’s great to see how much skill and practice is required to finish an artwork. Some of the work on display take months to finish.’’

Formed in 1994, the group have grown to become an independent organisation that promote woodcraft and turn items into technical and artistic pieces of work.

For the fourth year running, the exhibition will display the skilled handcrafted woodwork of new beginners such as Colo High student Riley McCue through to veterans of the craft including Neil Collier’s full size wooden model motorcycle back by popular demand. 

Some items will be for sale for wood lovers and entry is a gold coin donation.

All profits made will go to the Hawkesbury Hospital Children’s Ward for the purchase of equipment.

The exhibition will run from 9am to 4pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday at the Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor.

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