WOOD IS GOOD: Jim Morison is the artist of the month at Ferry Park Gallery.
WOOD IS GOOD: Jim Morison is the artist of the month at Ferry Park Gallery. Adam Hourigan

Jim’s woodwork craft on display at Ferry Park

THE artist of the month at Ferry Park Gallery is Jim Morison.

Jim grew up in Sydney at Rodd Point near Five Dock. Jim's dad worked in a furniture factory and would bring home wood offcuts. As a result Jim became passionate with this medium from an early age.

On leaving school, Jim attended Sydney Technical College and subsequently graduated as a land and engineering survey draftsman. Jim joined the Army Reserve and rose to the rank of major. He spent six years on full time service with the Australian Regular Army.

Jim worked for the Dept of Water Resources in the field of irrigation water management. It was in this role that he transferred to Grafton in the capacity of water licensing manager for the North Coast region.

When in Grafton, Jim joined the Northern Rivers Woodworkers Association where he learned the skills of a fine woodworker. He entered his works in the Jacaranda Woodwork Exhibition & Competition and has won many prizes over the last few years.

Jim has been a member of The Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association since 2012 and has successfully displayed and sold his work at Ferry Park over that time.

Ferry Park Gallery is open every day from 9am to 5pm. For more photographs and information visit the website.



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