East Gippsland acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Monero and the Bidawel people as the Traditional Custodians of the land that encompasses East Gippsland Shire. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, their Elders past and present.


Exhibiting 26 March - 19 June 2022

The emphasis of the Australian Wood Design Exhibition is to promote a sustainable timber industry and the exhibition will only accept entries with 75 per cent Australian timbers that do not include any rare or endangered timber species, (with the exception of the Reuse, Recycle prize category). Prize money is generously donated by the Friends of Orbost Opportunity Shop, Elders Real Estate, (CARE) Concerned Artists Resisting Extinction and generous individuals, with volunteers providing the much needed work to organise and staff the exhibition. Judges are Australian timber artist Stephen Hughes and East Gippsland Art Gallery Director, Crystal Stubbs.

The Orbost Exhibition Centre retains an emphasis on sustainability and woodwork. Since 1997 the OEC has showcased the work of some of the finest woodworkers nationally, and has acquired a collection of acquisitions pieces from each show to make up the permanent collection on display at the OEC.

Entry deadline extended to 14 March 2022

2022-03-26 10:00:00
2022-06-18 10:00:00