Dennis Handyside

Dennis Handyside brings his beautiful and skilfully worked wooden bowls to AVID. He uses selected native and exotic timbers which have been seasoned over many years, carved with a master's eye for form, and inlaid with complementary coloured woods and other materials. 

Dennis began wood turning in 1989 from an interest in some of the lovely native timbers available in NZ. He also developed an interest in experimenting using colour and metals [silver, bronze, copper)  He has recently resumed his passion of wood turning and cast bronze bowls, and his interest in wood turning and design, after time spent on his other interests of architecture and building.



 ·         Masterton Art Gallery: Solo Exhibition 1991

 ·         Art in wood Exhibition, Merilyn Savill Gallery 1991

 ·         Te Hopai Exhibition with other artists, mixed media 1992

 ·         Various Group Exhibitions at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts and NZ Crafts Council

 ·         Guest Exhibitor at the Autumn Exhibition, Suter Gallery, Nelson. 1993

 ·         Blue Cross Art of turned wood, Aotea Centre, Auckland 1993

 ·         Kapiti Easter Art Celebration guest artist 1994