About Us

The Australian Woodturning exhibition (AWTEX) was started in 1980 and is now the premier woodturning event in the country that brings together the best woodturning and wood turners in Australia.

It is a culmination of a competition that runs yearly open to Students (under 18s), Novices, Intermediate and Master Turners.

This exhibition is a not for profit event and is run entirely by volunteers from a variety of clubs around Melbourne who see woodturning as an art form that is worthy of  preserving and passing on to many generations to come.

Each year we invite turners from around the country to submit entries over a variety of categories from vessels, bowls, platters, identical pairs, wood art, functional items, miniatures, pens to ornamental work.

The end result is an annual event held in June in Melbourne open over 3 days to the public that presents outstanding wood art that hobbyists, craft, wood and art enthusiasts will appreciate.

To read more about the history of The Australian Woodturning Exhibition click here



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