SWA at Maleny 2024

SWA members again have the opportunity to exhibit at the HUGE Maleny Wood Expo. Details were sent to members in the recent newsletters. 2023 resulted in sales and commissions. We expect that to increase in 2024. It is the opportunity for members works to be seen by over 10,000 people over the weekend. May 4th – 6th, 2024 Maleny Showgrounds Sunshine Coast, QLD Australia proudly brought to you by Barung Landcare Feedback… Read More

SWA at Australian Design Centre

The Art  of Making 21 March – 4 May The Art of Making presents finely crafted and intelligently designed works in wood. The exhibition celebrates this craft form by highlighting a selection of work by designer makers who are members of Studio Woodworkers Australia. Each exhibitor demonstrates their commitment to an age-old craft, bringing a contemporary design aesthetic and using innovative construction techniques. Their pieces exemplify technical skill in refined proportions that show… Read More

SWA at Maleny Wood Expo

Studio Woodworker’s Australia Exhibition at Maleny Wood Expo April 29th – May 1st 2023. “Object “ We are delighted to announce that SWA will be having an exhibition “Object” at Maleny Wood Expo April 29th – May 1st 2023. This is a great opportunity to showcase your work to over 10,000 visitors. Registration is open to all financial members. This is a curated exhibition for General Members. A panel of judges will… Read More

Vale David Charlesworth

SWA members were saddened to hear of the recent passing of influential English woodworking writer and teacher, David Charlesworth. David died on May 22, 2022, after a long illness. Charlesworth was known worldwide for his highly detailed books and multiple long-form videos on furniture and sharpening techniques. Long before Youtube and Instagram, Charlesworth was a woodworking influencer. Charlesworth studied furniture making under the founding member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Edward… Read More

Exhibition – The Art of Making

Furniture by Myles Gostelow

Due to COVID restrictions, our exhibition The Art of Making at the Australian Design Centre (ADC) was rescheduled from November 2021 to February 2022. The Art of Making will open at 6pm on Thursday, 10 February, and run until Tuesday 15th March, 2022 at the ADC, 101 – 115 William St, Darlinghurst, NSW. The Art of Making will feature new work by SWA Accredited Members. A select number of makers will conduct… Read More

Furniture Defines Home

This past year has seen most of us spending more time than usual at our homes. We have all come to realise how important our domestic space is. Furniture helps define the soul of a home. Thoughtful furniture is a gift to ourselves, our families and our friends.As the nation’s peak body for fine woodworkers, our members have been reflecting on this. The call went out to create an exhibition of warm,… Read More

SWA Accredited Member Silvio Apponyi is Awarded Medal of the Order of Australia.

Silvio was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the visual arts as a sculptor.   Silvio  has been sculpting for around 40 years and is based in Balhannah in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. His style has developed over the years from entirely abstract creations to animal carvings with an astonishing level of detail and realism. His main inspiration is Australian… Read More


  “Edge” is an exhibition of Accredited Members of SWA. 16 February to 29 March 2020 Sturt Gallery, Mittagong. The heartland of accepted practice is well defined, but new insights take place at the periphery.  This exhibition is an invitation to members to design and make at the edge of their accepted practice. Edge opened on Sunday 16th February at Sturt gallery Mittagong by David Boucher of David Boucher and Co. The… Read More

AGM and Members Forum

Will Matthysen welcomed the 20 members to the AGM and Members Forum on 22 September. David MacLaren, proprietor of Bungendore Woodworks Gallery, was elected as a director of Studio Woodworker Australia Limited replacing Darren Fry . Members passed a resolution to amend the constitution to enable established makers to join SWA as Accredited Members without first becoming General  Members. Further details are available under Membership That the following criteria will be used… Read More