MALENY WOOD EXPO 2015 Post Event Report The Wood Expo promotes sustainable use of our beautiful native timbers through the work of local and regional ...
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MALENY WOOD EXPO 2015 Post Event Report The Wood Expo promotes sustainable use of our beautiful native timbers through the work of local and regional wood artisans.

Overview When: Saturday 2nd May & Sunday 3rd May Where: Maleny Showgrounds Admission: $15 per adult $12 concessions children under 16 free Attendance: 8263 A severe weather event with flooding and road closures occurred on Thursday and up to Friday night before the event and affected Saturday attendance. Sunday attendance showed an increase from previous years despite continuing road closures etc. Volunteers: A huge ‘thank you’ to over 200 volunteers who helped before, during and after the Expo. This amazing event just wouldn’t happen if it wasn’t for the efforts and enthusiasm of the Maleny community.

“It's positively one of the best events involving timber that I can attend.” “We loved the displays and the free kids activities were awesomely great!” “I liked the wide variety of stalls. We purchased wooden toothbrushes, admired the beautiful log cabins, watched the chainsaw man carving wood and there even were snakes (displays) on the lawn area. A great community event” “Displays and stalls were well positioned and there was room to move around - not cramped and people having to push through crowds to get to the exhibits.”

‘The Event was very interesting, informative and fun. Enjoyed by my Son in-law, his two daughters aged 5 & 2, and grandson aged 12 from St George QLD. And of course me (nana). There was something for all ages. Thankyou”

Exhibitors A&K Cabinets Arbortech P/L Australian Assoc .of Musical Instrument Makers Australian Nougat Company Austurn Barung Landcare Nursery Bat Rescue / WILVOS Beenatree Milling Bench Pro 2000 Bent Silver

Kris Martin Danny Madigan

Kurth Furniture

Dennis Donnelly Woodturning

Lazy Larry Woodworks


Lucas Mills

Divergent Designs

Maleny Coffee Stop

Divine Doughnuts

Maleny Lions Club

Don Powell

Maleny State High School

Mamino’s Ice Cream,

Enjoy Making Wooden Toys

Matty George

Scott P Jones & Richard Vaughan SEQ Woodworking Supplies Seth Kingsbury Candle Art Simply Burls and Slabs Soul In Wood South East QLD Rainforest Plantation Growers Group Sunshine Coast Council

McAtool Pty Ltd

Sunshine Coast Environment Council

Metal Art

T G Creations

Montville Coffee

Tasmanian Native Timbers

Glasshouse Christian College Cafe

Mr Kwila Outdoor Furniture

Terry Johnson

Gregory Machinery

Once Were Trees

Tex Timbers

Gregory Machinery

Oohyea Furniture & Artworks

The Bilinudgel Woodworking Co P/L

Guide Dogs QLD

Pallet Life

Guy Breay, The Stiks

Peacock Saws

Hardware for Creative Finishes

Private Forestry Southern Qld

Hinterland Bush Links

R&R Design

Camphor Timbers

International Wood Collectors Society

Randy De Graw


J & K Esser Timber Collections

Bill Rangott Birdlife Southern Queensland Blackall Range Woodcrafters Guild Boat Craft Pacific Bonsai Creations Boolumba Arts Brights Natural Beeswax Bush Critters C McArt C&L Tool Centre

Cedar Creations Christine Casaubon Col Sinclair Colen Clenton Colonial Woodcrafts Country Harvest Australia Crystal Waters Artisan Bakery

Fab Slabs Timber Friends of Mary Cairncross Giftkins Dovetail

The Van From Hoian

Rare Australian Timbers Richard Knight Woodworks

J&C Thin Timber

Robert Howard

Japanese Tools

Rosetta Books

Jensen Woodwork

Roundyard Rocking Horses

John Mitton Trees

Ryce Skodnik

John the Whittler

Sandra Skodnik Wood Carving & Sculptures

John Tudehope, Boxmaker

Over 100 Exhibitors

Sate & Steam House

Timber Transitions Totally Delicious V&G Boutellier Vermec Wildlife Preservation Society of Qld & Fauna Watch Wood Fired Pizza Wood n Things Woodcraft Supplies Wooden Surfboards Woodturning Supplies P/L Woodwork For Women Xperience SEGWAY Rides

“To us it's the most important weekend of the year “

Local not-for-profits & schools given a fund-raising opportunity through catering at the event

and coffee outlets was a big plus. Parking well organised. It was

Natural Resource Management displays provided to promote the region’s environmental initiatives

“I liked the variety of wood on sale, the bargains, the demonstra-

“I enjoyed all aspects of this event. Having plenty of good food good to see some new stalls. “

tions (sorry cant pick one, i felt like a kid at the show) “

Workshops Use Simple Tools and Simple Techniques to Construct a Milking Stool with Richard Knight Weaving with Cats Claw - a Weed of National Significance with Kris Martin Make your own Skateboard Deck with Steve Halpin

“We loved the displays and the free kids activities were awesomely great!”

Hand Held Carving - a 2 day workshop with Don Powell

“Watching my daughter discover a new found passion for timber and all its possibilities...”

Cool Stool School Workshops with Scott P Jones and Richard Vaughan Children’s Woodworking Workshops at the Maleny Wood Expo Supported by Sunshine Coast Council

“The children’s workshop with Scott Jones and Richard Vaughan was brilliant. My son loved the hands on approach and made a very nice stool.”




Record number of applications received including 3 from interstate 13 selected for Exhibition

More than 1,250 Expo visitors voted for the People’s Choice Award

Peoples Choice Award Jack Wilms Bold Prediction


Brenda Walker won 2 prize of $750 sponsored by Queensland Water and Land Carers with her piece The Journey

Third prize of $500 was sponsored by Timber Transitions and was awarded to Richard Vaughan for his Seeda Pearl Box.

Peter Stibilj won the major $2,500 cash prize sponsored by HQ Plantations with his Glide cocktail cabinet .

Mirriam Trevis — Feeding the Multitude

Gaetano Moschella, Kunaurra, made from Qld maple, banksia seed pods.

Marketing and Networking Highlights     

Overall website session up 32% with unique users up 22% Facebook fans grew by 28% Over $14,830 generated in inkind marketing Coverage by WIN News & 7 Sunshine Coast News during event Marketing reached: 400,000 households in Brisbane 229,250 seniors in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast 1,000,000+ regional TV viewers 276,248 Sunshine Coast TV viewers Australia wide coverage to Woodworkers Reached more 200,000 newspaper readers from Bribie Island to Gympie Reached entire QLD Men’s Shed Network Promoted nationally by:  Council of Woodwork Clubs  The Sculptors Society (Wootha Prize)  Australian Men’s Shed Association

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Networking Highlights Years of building good relations with Expo supporters and sponsors culminated in tremendous support directed straight to the woodworking demographic:   

the national Australian Wood Review e-news (> 6,000 database) the Carbatec e-news cross posting on many exhibitor websites etc

Visitors Feedback

“Always love it' Atmosphere, the sounds of people doing what they love with materials they love too. Great “

“Coming up from the Gold Coast, it was a very refreshing and relaxing country event. Well done.” “You can't control the weather. While it was soggy it was also sunny so no complaints “

“Admiring the high quality of wood craftsperson's displays and particularly noting how much talent we have locally.”

“Variety of stalls, expert advice on a range of topics, friendly and chatty stall-holders”

“Love the display in the hall on the hill, beautiful pieces” “Great atmosphere and fabulous woodcarvings”

Visitors Feedback

Thank you to all sponsors & supporters

Barung Landcare 38 A Coral St, Maleny - 07 5494 3151 [email protected]