Community

Woodies annual expo to heat up for experts, students

WOODIES EXPO: Ken Hooper with his competition entry, a carved "bottle" that doubles as a weathervane, with a built-in thermometer, barometer, and hydrometer.
WOODIES EXPO: Ken Hooper with his competition entry, a carved "bottle" that doubles as a weathervane, with a built-in thermometer, barometer, and hydrometer. Rachel Lang

WHAT could be Australia's greatest pyrography displays will be open to the public this weekend - but what exactly is it?

Pyrography is one of many decorative techniques woodcrafters use to decorate their work, using a heated metallic point to burn designs into wood, and will be one of many types of woodwork on display at the Bribie and District Woodcrafters' Association annual exhibition.

The exhibition, which kicks off on Saturday, will boast more than 600 pieces entered for sale, display, or glory.

Judges combed through hundreds of pieces during the week to select the winning woods from multiple craft categories.

WOODIES EXPO: Kevin Dowd and Ken Hooper with Kevin's entry into the competition - a carved horse and plough that took him over a year to make.
WOODIES EXPO: Kevin Dowd and Ken Hooper with Kevin's entry into the competition - a carved horse and plough that took him over a year to make. Rachel Lang

Twelve woodwork students from Bribie Island State High School will enter their work in the junior section, double the six entries in the first junior contest in 2012.

Senior woodwork teacher Mark Goves said the number of students involved with the expo was growing steadily.

"We've had good interest from the students," he said.

"I think its really important that the students are able to showcase their work to the wider community."

While many "woodies" entered to show off their hard work, Bribie Woodcrafters' competition chairman Ken Hooper said this year would boast a bumper sale catalogue.

"I think people are starting to see the exhibition itself is a different market for selling woodcraft and wood art than your normal Sunday markets," Mr Hooper said.

Prices will range from $10 to $4000, so stop by the expo this weekend to admire the work of some local artisans and potentially grab "barking" mad deal.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Crikey! Why more crocs are heading south

Adam Britton of crocodile research and consulting organisation Big Gecko says the reptiles are on the move.

CROC MAP: Population boom and warmer waters drawing crocs south

Bushfire hazard reduction burn, Burpengary

Planned burn for Burpengary.

WEATHER permitting there will be a bushfire hazard burn.

Council orders developers to stop work

ISSUE: Orianna Resort Group is appealing Moreton Bay Regional Council's stop work notice.

Council orders developers to stop work

Local Partners

School protest after train station bashings

TRACEY Williams says her daughter lives in fear of being assaulted on her way to school after she was bashed outside the Caboolture train station.

REVIEW: Under the Gun doco looks at right to bear arms

ARMED: A still from the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun by Stephanie Soechtig.

An in-depth look into America's gun culture.

Messing with your head

MIND BLOWN: What could be weirder than the realisation that we have another completely separate brain and nervous system than the one originating in our heads?

Fascinating connection between your gut and your brain

Sir Elton John coming to Mackay: What you need to know

Sir Elton will come to Mackay and Cairns in September.

Tickets to the concert go on sale on March 14

Un-American tale makes Lion weakest link in Oscars line-up

PSYCHOLOGY researchers find US films and actors most likely to win accolades at the Oscars.

Living End, Grinspoon stars hit stage for American Idiot

Chris Cheney of The Living End stars in the Australian production of Green Days musical American Idiot at Brisbane's QPAC Theatre.

TAKE a look behind the scenes of Green Day's American Idiot musical

Samuel L Jackson dismisses La La Land ahead of Oscars

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in a scene from the movie La La Land.

Hollywood actor and Oscars voter says Denzel should win top gong

Live performance of Sci-fi classic to open Science Festival

Qld Symphony Orchestra perform live to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Festival will host A Live Presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Former Family Matters stare accused of child abuse

Reginald VelJohnson, left, and Darius McCrary arrive at the TV Land Awards on Sunday, April 19, 2009 in Universal City, Calif.

Darius McCrary has been accused of child abuse

Bindi Irwin's birthday tribute to her dad

Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin has paid tribute to her dad on his 55th birthday

The trick homeowners are using to buy more properties

Chantelle Subritzky leaves her home each week for Airbnb guests.

Queenslanders are going down this path to help pay their mortgages

Stunning home blends South Pacific beauty with Orient style

Immaculate residence with two outdoor living areas

$140k damage: landlord says property trashed, contaminated

He had what he calls "the tenants from hell"

Submarine, buses and 3000 tyres removed in $100K clean up

The list of things removed from this property is beyond astonishing

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!