Maleny Wood Expo - from Chainsaw to Fine Furniture
30 April to 2 May 2005
The 10th Annual Maleny Wood Expo - From Chainsaw to Fine Furniture celebrates Australian native timber with a host of demonstrations, displays and entertainment.
The festival honours the timbers and talents of the Sunshine Coast, showcasing the superb work of the region's wood artisans in sustainably harvested native timbers, recycled timbers and weed timbers, in all styles from the finest fine furniture to rough bush furniture. Highlights include the Wootha Prize Exhibition featuring 'Sculptural Pieces' from artists Australia-wide, Master 'Working in Wood' classes. Visit the website for the full program.
Maleny Wood Expo recognised in Australia Day Awards
At the 2005 Caloundra City Council Australia Day Awards, Mim Coulstock, on behalf of Barung Landcare, accepted the Community Event of the Year Award for the Maleny Wood Expo Chainsaw to Fine Furniture, for promoting the sustainable use of native and weed timbers and farm forestry as a viable alternative land-use in the region.
As Mim said "This recognition is very timely as 2005 will be the 10th anniversary of the Expo. Thank you to the volunteers, the Maleny community and all sponsors who have supported the event over the past nine years."
And here's how it was:
snippets from the 2004 Maleny Wood Expo:
Looking down from the Main Pavilion to the Taste Maleny Produce Store Looking down from the Main Pavilion to the Taste Maleny Produce Store
Historical woodcraft demonstration again attracted enormous interest from young and old alike as Frank de Groot and Peter Marsh constructed the final stage of the post-and-rail fence begun at the 2002 Expo Historical woodcraft demonstration
world-class sculpture exhibits in the Main Pavilion were appreciated by 11,000 visitors The fine furniture and world-class sculpture exhibits in the Main Pavilion were appreciated by 11,000 visitors.
All Main Pavilion exhibitors have booked their sites for the 2005 Expo. Many of them consider the Maleny Wood Expo to be a major avenue for promotion, attracting commissions that keep them busy throughout the year.
The live timber demonstrations are complimented by the historical displays which are enjoyed by all. The history display draws attention to the region's pioneering timber heritage.
Full Programme Details will be supplied closer to the date, so keep in touch!
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