Our new venue at Kings College, Otahuhu, Auckland, offers us some exciting new features to add to the past two very successful symposia. Our lineup of demonstrators is almost the Who’s Who of world-wide woodturning:

John Beaver USA Wave forms www.johnbeaver.net
Troy Grimwood Taupo Working from wheels www.3artgallery.co.nz
Chris Hooton Taupo Keeping it natural www.3artgallery.co.nz
Pat Johnson Australia patjohnsoncreative.com.au
Steven Kennard Canada Boxes and embellishment www.stevenkennard.com
Guilio Marcolongo Australia Outside the round Google “Guilio Marcolongo images”
Hugh Mill Wellington Sgraffito embellishment www.gww.org.nz
Karen Miller USA Pyrography and colour www.patandkarenmiller.com
Pat Miller USA The form for decorating www.patandkarenmiller.com
Chris Pytlik USA Staining from the inside Google “Chris Pytlik technique”
Brendon Stemp Australia Epoxy and inlay youturn.tv/portfolio/portfolio/
Curt Theobald USA Segmented www.curttheobald.com
John Wessels South Africa Pewter and vessels Google “John Wessels Woodturner”
Andi Wolfe USA Bring mother nature to wood www.andiwolfe.com

Every one of these demonstrators will have new information for every level of woodturning – beginner or experienced, there are things to be learned – there will be 70 demonstrations to choose from. Each demonstration room will have a lathe, 50 chairs, a video camera and screen. You will need to read the programme and plan your time carefully because some rooms will be full. We plan to have the programme for you by August.

When you arrive and register at the Great Hall the Trade Stands from the best woodturning suppliers around the country will be there. You can see what is new and take home tools you have seen demonstrated by the best. Wood for sale. Tea and coffee available.

You are again invited to bring three pieces of your work to put in the Instant Gallery. We will photograph every piece there and have DVDs of the pictures for sale later in the weekend. The demonstrators will have their own gallery. The World of Woodturners (WOW) swap will have a separate table. The Instant Gallery is a competition and there will be a lidded box competition. There will be another table for auction items as we will again be running an auction to benefit St John, particularly St John Youth who will be helping throughout the symposium. You may gift an item to this auction.

When you send in your registration form we will be asking you to nominate who you would like to share a room (most are two bed) with (if you have no preference, you get one from the ballot). After arrival at Kings you will be shown to your room. All bedding is provided – you just bring a towel and your toilet gear. For the early starters and late takers there will be tea and coffee in the boarding house.

The Dining Hall holds great promise. The chefs have already asked that we be sure to ask about allergies and food preferences in the registration form. The bar will be open from 5pm to 7pm each evening.

Email events@sawg.org.nz to be added to a new email list for future symposium notices, or if you want to be removed from the current list.

Symposium Information Sheet