Visit to Les’ neck of the woods

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Collie Woodturners Association members visited Woods of the West gallery last Tuesday.
Camera IconCollie Woodturners Association members visited Woods of the West gallery last Tuesday.

A group of wood enthusiasts from Collie paid a visit to a timber gallery in Waroona last Tuesday as part of the Peel Open Studios event running throughout November.

Peel Open Studios ran from November 2 to 17, offering a chance to visit private art studios that are often not open to the public, meet artists and view their works in progress.

The event stretched from Mandurah to Pinjarra, Dwellingup and Waroona, including more than 35 artists.

Owned and run by Waroona resident Les Rowe, Woods of the West in Waroona was one of the participating studios.

During the visit some special guests visited Mr Rowe’s open studio to check out his work.

“The Collie Woodturning Association have been planning a visit to the studio for a while now, and we thought with the Open Studios event on this month, it seemed like the perfect time,” Collie Woodturners Association member David Saunders said.

“It has been great to meet Les and see all of his unique works.

“After this we will continue our tour and head over to Dwellingup to visit the old school of wood.”

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