Studio Woodworkers Australia Limited (SWA)

Studio Woodworkers Australia (SWA) is an association of makers of fine furniture, art, sculpture and objects using predominantly wood. SWA was established to promote Australia’s finest designer makers and artists working in wood. We are a professional community who come together to celebrate fine craftsmanship and cultivate excellence in the field of woodworking. We embrace a life dedicated to studio practice and high craft that seeks to express the qualities of a living material and personal achievement.
Our members come from all parts of Australia and the association provides the opportunity for furthering professional development, the sharing of knowledge, a lifetime of learning and feedback from our peers.
SWA supports sustainability through the sensitive use of quality timbers. We aim to create work that seeks to explore all the beauty and challenges of working in wood. The functional and meaningful objects our members craft are designed to last a lifetime and be passed through generations.

Each year, SWA holds an exhibition to showcase the very best of our Accredited Members’ work and highlight the unique qualities of Australian timbers. The quality, skill and technique on display represents the finest craftsmanship, design skills and professional accomplishment of our contemporary makers. Our members are invited to push their creative and technical abilities to the next level when crafting a piece for exhibition.
During each exhibition we offer events for the public and our members, including ‘Meet the Maker’ events, floor talks with guest speakers, and exhibition guided tours. These events are a great opportunity to meet our members, view and purchase their work, and learn about their craft.