Wednesday, 22 April, 2015

Serge Haidutschyk: Bringing wooden insects to life

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Born in Melbourne of Ukrainian parents, Serge has always had an interest in fine woodworking. Serge completed an apprenticeship in Engineering Patternmaking at the Victorian Railways Newport workshop where, for 25 years, he constructed patterns for train parts including historic steam train parts for the Puffing Billy. He also worked as a contract patternmaker for GCF, a foundry in Footscray, that made heavy castings for the mining industry.

During 35 years as a patternmaker, he acquired skills as a craftsman in woodturning, model making and sculpture, winning many woodwork awards, including first prize in the Australian Working with Wood Show and first prize at the Royal Melbourne Show. His works are mainly made from recycled Australian native timbers such as Huon Pine, King Billy Pine, Kauri, Red Gum and Blackwood.  Serge is a founding member of the Altona woodworkers Club.

Serge will talk about how he makes his extraordinarily lifelike wooden insects which can be seen on www.woodnart.weebly.com

When: 7.30 – 9.00 pm, Wednesday 25th March 2015
Where:  Meat Market Art Centre, 5 Blackwood St, North Melbourne   VIC   3051

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/vK8EF

 


Wednesday, 25 March, 2015
Phoebe Everill - The design process: from idea to product

This meeting has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances and will be rescheduled for June 2015.

When: 7.30 – 9.00 pm, Wednesday 25th March 2015
Where:  Meat Market Art Centre, 5 Blackwood St, North Melbourne   VIC   3051

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/vK8EF


Wednesday, 25 February, 2015
Joe Chester - Treehorn Design

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The February VWA members meeting will be a workshop visit hosted by Joe Chester from Treehorn Design (http://treehorndesign.com). Over a the last few years Joe has built a vibrant business specialising in beautifully designed wooden jewellery and homewares. Treehorn Design products are sold in retailers across Australia and through their online shop.

Joe will talk about the setting up Treehorn Design, his production process, where he gets his inspiration, and give a tour of his workshop.

Joe works from a workshop which is part of the Workco cooperative (www.worco.org). Worco is a not-for-profit Co-operative organization made up of over a dozen craftsmen & women, and includes wrought ironworks, furnituremaking, beds and kitchen cabinetry, lead-lighting, harpsichord and violin making. Some of the other Workco craftspeople will also be there to talk about their work.

When: 7.30 – 9.00 pm, Wednesday 25th February
Where:  1/20 Albert Street. Preston 3072
Parking: In the side streets off Albert St.

Map:
https://goo.gl/maps/KJw9Z