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Woodturning Exhibition and Sales

When:

Wed 24 May 2017, 10:00am–4:00pm
Thu 25 May 2017, 10:00am–4:00pm
Fri 26 May 2017, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sat 27 May 2017, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 28 May 2017, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, 91 Wilsons Road, Mornington, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $5.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Website:

Listed by: brimaur6

The Peninsula Woodturners Guild Competition and Exhibition

Background Notes

The Guild was formed in 1984 with objectives of:
- Bringing people together interested in all facets of the craft
- Expanding the interest in the craft by developing the talents of members through lectures, demonstrations and workshop experience; and
- Bring the craft to the wider population through exhibitions, workshops etc.

Membership grew from humble beginnings to over 200 and the Guild now has its own demonstration/meeting area with audio visual facilities and a dedicated workshop with a number of lathes and associated equipment where training sessions are held for members under the guidance of tutors 6 days per week.

The Guild is a self-funded organisation and regularly holds demonstrations and exhibitions at outside locations. The first of the biennial competitions was held in 1991. These are conducted as a focus for members to enhance their skills and have their items adjudicated by professional woodturners, the woodturning community, and the general public. The initial competitions were modest affairs but are now held in public facilities with dignitaries invited to officially open and attend the exhibitions. Entries are from beginner woodturners, intermediate, to those very experienced and talented and many of the entrants advance to prominence in national competitions.

The cost of running these events are covered by the members, sponsors, raffles and a modest entry fee. In 2017 there will be nearly 1000 items on display.