Maleny Wood Expo 10th Anniversary Dinner


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GEORGE NEGUS VISITS MALENY TO CELEBRATE THE WOOD EXPO'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY

Acclaimed journalist George Negus will make a special visit to Maleny to speak at a 10th Anniversary dinner celebration for the 2005 Maleny Wood Expo From Chainsaw to Fine Furniture on April 15.

George Negus currently hosts the television current affairs program, 'Dateline' on SBS.  He is a long term Landcare supporter and will be the keynote speaker on the night.

George Negus said "Now that the environment is no longer on the general public and media agenda it is fantastic to see groups such as Barung carrying forward the ideals of Landcare. I am delighted to be involved in celebrating such a remarkable milestone."

Legendary percussionist Greg Sheehan and his band Coolangubra head the musical bill.  Coolangubra, one of Australia's most distinctive contemporary music ensembles is a fitting choice, taking it's name from a beautiful, unprotected forest in southeastern Australia, where the three members of the ensemble have been deeply involved in the environmental movement.

The trio creates an atmospheric mood through the subtle interplay of acoustic guitar, violin or electric viola, and percussion from around the world, and the odd kitchen utensil or toy instrument, to produce a sound that is immediately appealing and organic-and somehow distinctly Australian.

Dinner will be a gourmet bushfood feast and an auction of exhibits from the ArtisTree Exhibition, generously donated by George Gavaric, Keith Patullo and Randy De Graw, along with local performers, will add to the festivities.

The Maleny Wood Expo is nationally renowned for its achievements in promoting the sustainable use of Australian native timbers.  This promises to be a unique, humorous and thought provoking evening and Barung Landcare invites the local community to join in the pre-Expo revelry at the Maleny Showgrounds Pavilion.

Tickets are $55 per head and discounts apply for tables of 10.  For more information and bookings, please phone the Maleny Wood Expo office on 5429 6566 or email info@malenywoodexpo.com .

The 10th Anniversary Dinner
This year Barung Landcare is hosting a special anniversary dinner to celebrate 10 years of the Maleny Wood Expo from Chainsaw to Fine Furniture. The evening will include a delicious gourmet bushfoods dinner with a selection of Banrock Station wines.

The keynote address for the evening will be by our special guest and longterm landcare supporter, George Negus.

Dinner tickets are available for $55.00 per head
Group Booking: Table for 10 - $500.00

There will also be an auction of three exquisite exhibits from the ArtisTree Exhibition generously donated by fine furniture makers,

To finish the night, there will be late night revelling and dancing to the unique Australian sounds of Greg Sheehan and Coolangubra.

Date   Friday 15th April 2005
Time  6.00pm for champagne on arrival
Venue  Maleny Showgrounds Pavilion, Stanley River Road, Maleny Qld

Dinner tickets are available for $55.00 per head
Group Booking: Table for 10 - $500.00

George Negus
Acclaimed journalist George Negus will make a special visit to Maleny to speak at a 10th Anniversary dinner celebration for the 2005 Maleny Wood Expo From Chainsaw to Fine Furniture on April 15.

George Negus currently hosts the television current affairs program, 'Dateline' on SBS. He is a long term Landcare supporter and will be the keynote speaker on the night.

George Negus said, "Now that the environment is no longer on the general public and media agenda it is fantastic to see groups such as Barung carrying forward the ideals of Landcare. I am delighted to be involved in celebrating such a remarkable milestone."

George Gavaric
George's designs along with his excellent craftsmanship, are timeless and he builds not only for now but for generations to come. For the ArtisTree Exhibition, George has made a side table exclusively in camphor laurel. Usually, George uses camphor only in the internal laminate structure. The camphor is cut into strips and then glued back to create the form. The camphor timber provides stability with an ecologically sound support for a variety of exquisite timber veneers - often as thin as half a millimeter! The veneers are carefully chosen to highlight the design features of the piece of furniture through the different colours, textures and patterning of the species of wood. In this way, George's work makes the very best use of all available timber.

Keith Patullo
Keith loves to work in wood but his real passion lies in design. The challenge in the ArtisTree Project for Keith was to make a piece of furniture which would break away from the normal concept that most people associate with camphor. The timber itself is not difficult to work with and it is an ethical timber to use which is of prime consideration in all of Keith's work.

Randy DeGraw
Randy predominantly works with solid native timber and burl for their enduring qualities. He utilizes the characteristics of the wood, creating a time-honoured skill in functional art in wood. The lounge coffee table, 'Colours of Camphor', has a sculptural design edge and includes a contemporary magazine rack to give balance of organic to modern style.

Coolangubra
Coolangubra is a name that will stir the memory of many people around Australia.

As a forest in South East NSW, it was at the heart of the fight to save our natural heritage from the pressures of old-growth logging and industry.

As three of Australia's finest musicians however, Coolangubra represents expressive and sublime music - music that extols the heart, emotive power, and beauty of the landscapes and country from which these musicians take their inspiration.

With Cleis Pearce on violin, Greg Sheehan on percussion, and Steve Berry on guitar, Coolangubra is an acoustic instrumental trio that explores a style entirely their own.

Cleis is one of the country's finest melodic improvisers, and can keep an audience in raptures with her depth of expression, tone, and facility on the violin and viola. Greg Sheehan is a master of rhythm and percussive ingenuity. He can make a tambourine sound like a drum kit, and in Coolangubra uses an array of instruments, both familiar and unfamiliar, all of which keep audiences enthralled. Steve Berry is a powerful acoustic guitarist, with a rhythmic feel that draws on his award winning prowess in flat-picking bluegrass guitar.

Together, Coolangubra are a tight and experienced ensemble, with 16 years of history as a trio. If you consider their full musical pedigree, you'll find a wealth of experience in many of Australia's cutting edge bands, stretching as far back as 1972.

Compositionally, Coolangubra draws on their extensive and varied influences from around the globe. With a love of music from diverse cultures including India, Africa and the Pacific, as well as western styles from Europe and the Americas, the band does have a lot to draw on.

Yet Coolangubra's music doesn't sound like any one, or even any combination of these. Instead the music is truly Australian. It comes from Australian musicians writing and playing contemporary music that inspires them. Music that in both style and content, is entirely original.

Maleny Wood Expo
Old Butter Factory
27 Coral Street Maleny Queensland Australia 4552
Phone 07 5429 6566
Fax 07 5429 6875
Email info@malenywoodexpo.com
Website www.malenywoodexpo.com

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