Our Aims

To promote, foster and develop woodcrafts in the Illawarra and to encourage excellence in woodcraft and related fields of design.

About the Group

The Kiama Woodcraft Group Inc. meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the Kiama High School Wood Working rooms at 7.00 pm and generally finish at about 9.00 pm. Access is from the southern end of Shoalhaven Street. Generally, a guest speaker is invited to each meeting to demonstrate woodworking skills or to discuss an interesting topic or a member of the group will demonstrate a particular skill. Meetings also include upcoming events, general discussions and show and tell-a time to show off your latest work or that disaster we are all too familiar with. All visitors are welcome to come to a meeting to see what we do and join the group.

Exhibitions and Sales

At least two exhibitions and sales are held each year at Kiama's Old Fire Station Gallery. The exhibitions attract a large number of visitors, especially during the Christmas holiday exhibition. Restored traditional tools are also available for sale during our exhibitions.

A woodworking Expo is held yearly which draws interest from woodworking clubs from around the South Coast, Southern Highlands and Sydney regions. Entry is FREE. Approximately 2000 people pass through the doors during the Expo weekends. The aim of the Expo is to stimulate interest in woodcraft by showcasing a variety of demonstrations from members, including woodturning, carving, fretwork and box making. The expo hosts a specialty timber merchant providing sales of native and exotic timbers. Timber is available as dressed slabs,smaller lengths, pen blanks and burls. The Kiama Woodcraft members also feature a myriad of woodwork items available for purchase at very reasonable prices.

Demonstration and activity days are held on a Saturdays during the year, generally featuring a professional woodworker as a guest demonstrator.

 



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