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Featuring stories about woodworkers, artisans, craftspeople and more!

Monochrome Cabinet Rick Hayward
'Monochrome Cabinet' by Rick Hayward wins the 2024 Sunshine Coast Wootha Prize
Taking out overall winner was ‘Monochrome Cabinet’ by Rick Hayward, a Meanjin (Brisbane) based multidisciplinary artist and maker with two decades experience working with his hands and a passion for craftsmanship....
Derek Calderwood with his winning piece ‘Lautissimum’
Derek Calderwood - 2023 Sunshine Coast Wootha Prize overall Winner
In 2023 Derek Calderwood won overall First Prize in the Sunshine Coast Wootha Prize for his elegant piece ‘Lautissimum’. A largely self-taught woodworker, the win came as a delightful surprise to Derek....
Celebrating 25 years
Celebrating 25 Years of the Maleny Wood Expo!
Since its inception in 1996, the Maleny Wood Expo, hosted by Barung Landcare,  stands as a testament to the skills and beauty of woodworking and as a beacon for sustainable practices. Born from the...
Garan Hale Sunshine Coast Wootha Prize Furniture
Garan Hale - 2023 Sunshine Coast Wootha Prize Furniture winner
In 2023 Garan Hale won First Prize in the Furniture category of the Sunshine Coast Wootha Prize for his stunning piece ‘Stella’. From the Northern Rivers in NSW, Garan tells us a little more about his...
Jack Wilms people's choice award Sunshine Coast Wootha Prize (2)
Jack Wilms - 2023 Sunshine Coast Wootha Prize People's Choice winner
Header image: Jack Wilms with Sunshine Coast Wootha Prize Coordinator Corrie Wright Local woodworker to the Sunshine Coast, Jack Wilms took out the People’s Choice Award in the 2023 Sunshine Coast Wootha...
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