Chainsaw carving is a creative form of art combining contemporary technology with older manual techniques.
Visitors touring Dandenong Ranges in January will be treated to the exhilarating Carving championships which are held at this time every year. Touted as one of Victoria’s most popular attractions, the carving championships attract chainsaw carvers from Australia, Japan, America and the UK.
Chainsaw Carving Championships Australia 2019 Dates, Times, Address
In 2018, the theme for the competition is ‘The Garden’. In previous years, the competitors have included: Robby Bast (Victoria), Brandon Kroon (Victoria), Jeff Samudosky (USA), Angie Polglaze (Victoria), Hikaru Kodama (Japan), Matt Bird (Queensland), Molly Wiste (Minnesota), Martin Komarek (Czech Republic) and Rodger Hannemann (Queensland).
Proceeds from the auction are then channelled to a charity organisation known as Beyondblue. Beyondblue creates awareness for a number of mental conditions such as depression and anxiety.
The Australian Chainsaw Carving Championships start at 9am each day and run until around 5pm. Stick around on the last day for the auction as you certainly won’t want to miss out purchasing a beautifully carved souvenir as a reminder of the amazing time spent in Mount Dandenong.