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“Beautiful craftmanship”

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
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Owner description: Bungendore Wood Works Gallery specialises in exhibiting and promoting Australian made wood art, sculpture, craft and contemporary furniture of a very high standard from the country's foremost designer/makers in wood. We take pride in showcasing the skill and art of Australia's wood workers and the varied richness and beauty of our native timbers. We also exhibit fine arts from leading artists from every state and territory that range from Blake and Wynne prize-winning artists to ACT, Canberra and Bungendore regional artists. The Gallery is a multi-tourism award winning attraction open every day except Christmas day. The Gallery is situated just 30 minutes by road from Canberra, Australia's National Capital. Bungendore Wood Works Gallery's long-term commitment to an alliance of Tourism with the Arts has created an authentic tourism experience, attracting 120,000 visitors a year.
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“Beautiful craftmanship”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

We love to visit this Gallery and drool over the beautiful wood furniture, jewelry boxes and other fine wooden products. The star this time was a $1.5 million cabinet - a 23c gold, shell, jewelry and marquestry piece with 63 drawers and even hidden areas - a 6.5 year work by a master cabinet maker.

The café is not very fancy in layout but the food is very good. We ate delicious food, delivered quickly with country prices and quantities. My hot lamb salad with saffron chick peas and mint yoghurt was superb - compared to either city or country restaurants. The staffing was generous when we visited last, albeit we have also been there when food has taken some time. Coffee and cakes are available.
You need to pick your time to visit on a Sunday as it can be very busy.

Visited July 2013
Thank RobandMaryJean
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47 reviews
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“An Amazing Surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

My sister-in-law came over from NZ with a recommendation to see this place knowing we planned a trip to Canberra. The friends only said they should see it as my brother-in-law is a boat builder, house builder and furniture builder! After several hours of touring the War Memorial, we needed a change of pace so took the 30 minute drive through pleasant countryside and across the border to Bungendore. The shops are situated within a few square blocks, so it's easy to make you way around. When we walked into the gallery we were completely overwhelmed! I admit we were expecting a few carved bowls and some simple furniture. I was so far off!! Absolutely stunning craftsmanship, artistic pieces, everything made me think, "OMG - isn't it gorgeous, amazing, incredible!" Definitely worth the trip and I highly recommend it!
And after you're through admiring all this artistry, pop across the street to the leather shop for a varied array of leather goods - some will make you laugh!

Visited June 2013
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“Neat, bright and appealing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

Wood is so beautiful and the artworks, furniture and goods were tasteful and fantastic. The gallery is very well lit and individual pieces were presented well for viewing within a spacious atmosphere. I love this place.

Visited June 2013
Thank Marg5150
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Foster, Australia
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“High Quality Woodwork”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

If you love wood and exceptional workmanship then don't miss a visit. Browsing without any expectation to make a purchase is appreciated. (Wish I had $$$ to spend!)

Visited March 2013
Thank MainStreetRevelation
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Cronulla, Australia
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“Bungendore wood works gallery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

the gallery is just beautiful the paintings sculptures and woodwork first class

The staff extremely nice and helpful

What more can I say we loved it

Visited September 2012
2 Thank sassafraf
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