Exhibition honours local woodturner

Release Date: 
Friday, 5 January 2018

The work of one of Armadale’s most talented residents will be part of an exhibition being held at History House Museum through to April.

Jack de Vos passed away in 2016, but leaves behind a captivating body of work, following a life spent woodturning on his farm.

Mayor Henry Zelones OAM JP said he was honoured to call Jack a friend, and encouraged all residents to enjoy Jack’s work at the exhibition.

“Jack was self-taught, but his talent saw him sell work across Australia and the United States, inspired by his love for the Western Australian forest.”

“He transformed lumps of local wood into amazing works of art,” Mayor Zelones said.

Jack loved to experiment with different woods, and created new tools to bring his vision to fruition, using WA wood, a product which always sold well.

“The exhibition at History House Museum explores how Jack used his skills to celebrate Australian bushland,” Mayor Zelones said.

The exhibition will run through to April 2018 at the History House Museum, and can be viewed during normal opening hours, 10am to 4pm.

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