WA’s Major Annual Woodworking Exhibition.
“Out of the Woods” – Annual Competition and Exhibition of Fine Woodwork
This superb exhibition is a very special feature in our WA Wood Show is organised by the Fine Wood Work Association WA and sponsored by True Blue Exhibitions, along with a list of major exhibitors participating in the show.
The Fine Wood Work Association (WA) Inc. (FWWA) was founded at Karri Valley in Western Australia’s South West in 1987 following a meeting of craftspeople interested in establishing an association which would encompass all forms of fine woodwork rather than a single aspect eg, turning. Since 1992 the Association has been based in metropolitan Perth but has members in a number of rural and regional areas.
The Association welcomes as members all those who have a love of fine timber craftsmanship and the desire to create quality woodwork. This includes anyone who aspires to improve their skills, as well as those who are already expert crafts people. Members have interests in all aspects of woodwork including furniture, boxes, veneering, carving, turning and other work. The level of expertise ranges from professional to weekend amateur, from award winner to beginners, both men and women.
Monthly practical meetings and demonstrations are held in various locations throughout the Perth metropolitan area and have recently established a storage facility at the Wandi community centre. Wandi is the location of a number of wood related interested groups and also has meeting, workshop and barbecue facilities.
The objects of the FWWA are:
- To promote excellence in woodcraft by sharing skills and knowledge;
- To promote awareness of WA timber craft excellence, most importantly through the “Out of the Woods” Competition and Exhibition each year;
- To act as an information database for members, professionals and the general public;
- To act as a lobby group for the interests of the Western Australian wood craft industry;
- To maintain links with other interest groups, associations and crafts people throughout Australia.
Sponsors for the -“Out of the Woods “- fine woodwork competition presented by the Fine Woodwork Association WA
Trueblue Exhibitions Forest Products Commission Fibreglass and Resin Sales H.N.T. Gordon and Co Kerri Bear Veneers Australian Woodsmith Alltools Beyond Tools Gifkins Dovetails K R Engineering Colen Clinton Carbatec Chris Vesper McJing Tools Slab’n’Burl Hardwoods The Timber Bloke Japanese Tools Djarilmari Timber Products Timbecon