Timber Memory
5 December 2015 – 27 February 2016

Timber Memory is a survey of Victorian woodwork from the 1970-80s and now, presenting highlights from the State Craft Collection in conjunction with contemporary timber makers. Victoria has a long history of timber innovators whose art addresses environmental concerns and sustainability alongside functionality and beauty. This small survey exhibition presents functional furniture and homewares through to sculptural timber works by some of Victoria’s leading makers.

Kevin Gilders, Pip Giovanelli, Clinton Greenwood, Sally Gunning, Bob Hammerly, Malcom Harris, Anthony Kleine, Helmut Lueckenhausen, Bryan Poynton, Anthony Pryor, Richard Raffan, David Ralph, Anthony Russo, Helen Walsh, Alan West, Jo Wilson, Vic Wood, Damien Wright.

More information on each of the artists and their work here. Please note, due to a misprint in the original State Craft Collection catalogue, the work of Kevin Gilders was incorrectly attributed to David Cumming.

Read Helmet Lueckenhausen’s opening speech for Timber Memory

Read the introductory essay by Helmut Lueckenhausen in the 1988 Victorian State Craft Collection publication here, and an interview with Helmut about his work here.

Read an interview with Damien Wright by Lucy Hannah, made available by kind permission of the National Gallery of Victoria, here.

Damien Wright
Pama, 2008
15,000 year old Ancient Red Gum and Japanese Oak
1000 x 500 x 400mm
Photographer: Jeremy Dillon