Artist Type Amateur
Shellharbour Woodcarvers produce a wide range of carvings and also Pyrography is part of the Group. Some members have won prizes at the Royal Easter Show and Local Shows.
Each year they donate to the Shellharbour Public Hospital, a Carving which is raffled off to raise money for the Hospital. Members have sold their works all over the World, the Group has men and women in the club.
Woodcarving is an Art, carried out by not many people, Shellharbour Woodcarvers will continue to promote this ancient art.
Our aim is to introduce Woodcarving to new members of the Shellharbour Group, safely and with the help of fellow members. A program is set up to provide them with initials exercises (projects) which gradually increase in difficulty. Whichever Group the person attends, initial help and explanation will be offered to them. Also offered will be the tools and timber required.
Before any exercise is attempted, the Convenor or his representative will explain the Safety Rules associated with the particular Group.
Shellharbour Woodcarvers were established 14 years ago to promote Woodcarving in the Shellharbour area.
We are situated at Wilga Close, Albion Park Rail. Shellharbour Woodcarvers are associated with Sydney Woodcarving Group, were there are 3 other Carving Groups, Chester Hill, Epping, Southside (Lilli Pilli).
Shellharbour Woodcarvers are a group of diverse people who are mainly retired.
The varied members are from, Industry, Coal-Mining, and Engineering
They have worked as, Steelworkers, House-wives, and Tradesmen.
One of our Members comes from the C.S.I.R.O, a Scientist specialising in Entomology.
We have University Graduates, TAFE Graduates, Diploma of Fine Arts Members and Trade Certificates.
Some of our Members have taken up the Ancient Art of Pyrography very successfully.
Awards & Career highlights
2016 - Carved Chess Set and sold it, raising $3000.00 for Sydney Children’s Hospital.
2016 - Each year donate Carving to Shellharbour Public Hospital for Christmas Raffle to raise money.
2016 - Shellharbour Art Trail, where a commissioned Totem Pole is situated.
2016 - NSW Marine Rescue, where Shellharbour Woodcarvers carved a Plaque.
2016 - Illawarra Koori Mens Group, a sign was carved and is on display outside building.