With two years of cancellations due to the pandemic, Barung Landcare is working with Sunshine Coast Council to bring back the Maleny Wood Expo this May!

With a new dynamic program on offer, a brand new feature of the Wood Expo will be a Tiny House village, showcasing a range of sustainable living options, and workshops will focus on sustainability and intergenerational skill-sharing.

“Throughout the pandemic woodworking and slow crafts made a comeback in a big way with all generations, but especially young people,” shares Expo Coordinator Steve McLeish. 

“People have been keen to slow down and revisit some of the practices that connect them with the world around them, nature, and more mindful ways of existing. 

“We are excited to really bring that focus back at the Wood Expo this year, with a range of workshops, presentations, demonstrations and displays!”

Another exciting feature of the Maleny Wood Expo is the Sunshine Coast Wootha Prize. Sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council and with a cash first prize of $10,000, this “competition with a conscience” invites woodworkers and artisans from all over Australia to submit sustainably designed pieces. 

A curated exhibition showcasing unique wood pieces from local artisans is being hosted at the Maleny Library from February 1 – 28, offering a taste test of the feature exhibition of the Wood Expo. 

People are invited to make submissions to the Wootha Prize online and entries close 5pm  February 28. 

Although the team is watching the Covid-19 situation very closely, the Maleny Wood Expo is set to go ahead over the weekend April 30 – May 2. For more information visit: malenywoodexpo.com 

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