Wood Work

Allan Gale

Printing Wood Work

Initially Allan commenced woodcarving in 1971, making wooden bowls and platters, then diversified into bone carving, chair making and relief sculpture.  In 1987 he began wood engraving on end grain Kauri blocks using hand held gravers, printing on Arches 88 paper with a screw press. He then  started multiblock engravings to take the monochrome element of light into the spectrums of colour.

Present themes are the sculptural forms of two Northland coastlines lying on their planes of light and water, the texture of the bush, remnant volcanic rock forms, the flow of wind over the sky and skeletal structures in involuntary motion.

Alongside his other work, he enjoys trying his hand at various other forms of creative art. The World of Wearable Art – WOW is one form of this.  He has taken part in several WOW shows and greatly enjoyed creating the costumes.

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Hugh Mckechnie

Sculpture Wood Work

I love taking old pieces of wood, looking for beautiful images within, and making carvings and sculpture.

I've been carving from the age of 7 years. A mallet, chisel, a piece of kauri, an old Chelsea Sugar Factory beam or an old Totara post makes me happy. I look for beauty and I am motivated by love.

I welcome you to come and see waka, fanciful sea creatures and mermaids.

During KOAST this year you'll find me at  my studio  and at The Little Black Gallery

Looking forward to seeing you.

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Jude Fenton

Painting Mixed Media Wood Work

Abstract Painter/Wood Worker

I live and create by the sea. I have gathered recycled timber which I craft into artisan furniture. The most beautiful timbers are reserved for tactile sculptural objects, like small stones and surfboards.

It is a privilege to work with swamp kauri, puriri, taraire, rewarewa, totara and pohutukawa of our area. The pieces are designed to give pleasure to the eye, the hand and the mind.

While I enjoy creating works with harmony and movement I also like to challenge the viewer. My paintings reflect our coastal environment and the people around me. I Iook forward to sharing them.

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