Events 2020

Tools & Techniques Weekend

Sturt School for Wood, Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 February, 10am-4pm
Displays & sales by Australia’s finest toolmakers and specialist timber suppliers in the historic School for Wood. 
Woodwork demonstrations conducted by leading furniture makers – see below for schedule.
Allwood Specialty Timbers, Colen Clenton, Dunstone Design, Japanese Tools, Jim Davey Planes & Sharpening, Lie Nielsen Australia, Livos, HNT Gordon Classic Planes, Tetsu Vintage Japanese Tools, Repair Café, Vesper Tools, Whittle Waxes, and more.

Woodwork Demonstration Schedule

10.30am Handling Veneers 
Making four way book match
and sun burst patterns

Peter Young
A former research scientist, Peter re-trained at the Centre for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine and now has a one-man practice in Brisbane, Australia. Peter works in a range of styles and often uses marquetry or parquetry to create unique pieces of furniture which are offered for sale in galleries and from this website. Peter is the Term 2 Tutor at Sturt 2020.
12.00pm Making a Steambox 
Phoebe Everill
Phoebe graduated from the Sturt School for Wood in 2011. She has since set up her own successful practice and wood school in rural Victoria. Phoebe has taught a number of courses at Sturt, and is the first term tutor at Sturt for 2020.
2.30pm Working with Curves
Darren Oates
Darren is a fine furniture designer/maker and a graduate of Sturt School for Wood, he has been working with timber now for over twenty years. He divides his work equally between commission work and his spec pieces which are shown in galleries through New South Wales. Darren will be teaching Bending in Term 2 at Sturt 2020. 
11.00am Exhibition Opening:
'Edge' – Exploring boundaries
Studio Woodworkers Australia
Sturt Gallery
To be opened by by special guest David Boucher, Founder and CEO of Boucher & Co.
12.30pm Sharpening –
What’s in an Angle

Terry Gordon
Terry was a keen woodworker and navigator in the Air Force when he decided to follow his passion in the woodwork industry. Hand plane problems were a constant struggle in his woodwork projects, so he set out to find different alternatives and new designs. Terry has a successful business and workshop in Northern NSW. Terry is teaching sharpening in Term 1 at Sturt 2020.

2.30pm How Hand Tools
Lead to a Better
Understanding of Wood

Evan Dunstone
Evan is a designer, craftsman, educator and writer. Evan is a 2001 Churchill Fellow in contemporary chair design and manufacture. He has established his showroom and workshop in Queanbeyan. He produces a range of contemporary studio furniture.
For more information, please contact Sturt Gallery – 02 4860 2083,