• John Woulfe
  • John Woulfe
  • John Woulfe

John Woulfe

Inspired by his life surrounded by the Australian bush and the ocean, John creates bespoke sculptures of unparallel craftsmanship using rare, iconic Australian timbers. Both free standing or wall hung, his artworks comprise of unique combinations of Australian Red Cedar, Huon Pine, Blue Gum or Jarrah with Stainless steel & Sydney sandstone.
Purely handcrafted and designed by no one but John, each piece is 100% bespoke with endless opportunities in terms or size, structure, design, materials and more.
John Woulfe design is the perfect balance between class, unique creativity, craftsmanship and wow!

Gallery/Other Contacts:

5 Fishermans Pde Daleys Point NSW 2257




John Woulfe

Before becoming full time artist, John was project managing & building high end residences, he is also a traditional shipwright.
John holds current public liability insurance & workcover white card.
The most recent commission of comparable size was a memorial to the rich shipbuilding heritage of the NSW Brisbane Water- John designed and created this piece-it is 30mtrs long and was officially opened in Nov 2015- throughout this project John liased with engineers-council staff-Rotary staff –he completed this project on time and within budget.
Project 2016 Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club Newport NSW have just commissioned a large outdoor piece for the entrance of their yacht club- it will stand 3.2m tall and the sandstone alone will weigh 1.5 ton.
To broaden his field of skill and knowledge, he attended several summer schools at the University of Southern Queensland, at Toowoomba, learning violin-making, wood-carving, wood-turning, and cabinet-making, and ultimately to tutoring in these crafts.
Following retirement from his profession, Ron drifted into harp-making, and more recently has been experimenting with various forms of wind instruments based on the traditional didgeridoo of indigenous Australians.

Some of my highlights

I have held successful exhibitions at:

  • Royal Motor yacht club Newport  2017
  • Royal Prince Alfred Yacht club- Newport 2017
  • Palm Beach Art & Design Market 2012- ongoing
  • Mosman art design Market 2012-ongoing
  • Kirribilli Art & design Market 2012-ongoing
  • 5 Lands Walk Exhibition 2015
  • Kings School Parramatta 2015
  • John Woulfe Gallery 2013-   Exhibiting every weekend
  • 5 Lands Walk Exhibition 2014
  • Gosford Regional Gallery 2013
  • 5 Lands Walk Exhibition 2013
  • Kings School Art Show Parramatta 2013
  • Sculptors Society Darling Park 2012
  • RMYC Newport 2012
  • Kings School Art Show Parramatta 2012
  • 5 Lands Walk Exhibition 2012
  • RMYC Newport 2011
  • Sculptors Society Darling Park 2011
  • Mortimore art prize 2011
  • Kings School Art Show 2011
  • Killcare Art by the sea 2011
  • The Kings School Preparatory School Feature Artist 2010
  • RMYC Newport 2010
  • Central Coast Grammar 2010 Feature Artist 2010
  • The Sculptors Society Chifley Tower 2010
  • Sculpture by the Greens Kooindah Waters 2010
  • Killcare Art by the Sea   2010
  • Central Coast Grammar 2009
  • Kings School Parramatta 2009
  • RMYC Newport 2009
  • 5 Lands Walk Art Show 2009
  • Maunsell & Wickes   Paddington   2008  (joint)
  • 5 Lands Walk Art Show Avoca Beach 2008  (joint)
  •  Skandia Geelong Race Week 2008 (solo)
  • Cityscape Dubai    2007 (Solo)
  • Central Coast Regional Gallery 2007    joint
  • RMYC Newport  2007  solo
  • SKANDIA Geelong Race Week 2007 (solo)
  • CYCA Sydney 2006 (solo)
  • RMYC Newport Nov 2006(solo)
  • RMYC Newport Dec 2006  (solo)
  • Sanctuary Cove Boat Show 2006 (solo)
  • RPAYC Newport   2005  (solo)
  • CYCA  Sydney 2005   (solo)
  •  Hamilton Island 2004  ( solo)
  • Finalist world cup polo Art Prize 2017
  • Finalist Sculpture on the Greens 2015
  • Finalist Harbour Sculpture Prize 2014
  • Finalist Mortimore Art Prize 2012
  • Finalist Mortimore Art Prize 2011
  • Finalist Gosford Art Prize 2010
  • People Choice Award Worthington BMW CC Grammar Art Show 2010
  • Highly Commended The Sculptors Society Darling Park 2010
  • Peoples Choice Award Sculpture by the Greens 2010
  • Winner Cromwell’s art prize 2005
  • Residenz Strand Hotel Germany stainless steel wall mounted artwork
  • Residenz Strand Hotel Germany   Stainless steel lighthouse
  • Fishermans Wharf Building    The Entrance NSW     Stainless steel fish
  • Peppers Pier Resort Hervey Bay  QLD     Stainless steel Fish
  • Boat Bathroom – Palm Beach
  • Shipwrights Memorial- Kincumber NSW Commissioned by Gosford City Council & Kincumber Rotary
  • Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club- Sculpture

Johns works can be found throughout the world-with pieces in Germany(5), Argentina(1),  Finland(1), Singapore (1), Hong Kong (1), Usa (2), U.K (6), Michigan USA (2), Kent U.K (1).

Meet with John Woulfe at the NEXT EXHIBITION & ART TRAIL: 09 - 10 NOV 2019

A unique exhibition... Eight working studios... More than fifty Artists & Artisans... All on a meandering country drive...