Made Locally in Sydney, New South Wales

WINNING BID/ $1500 (tracy v. qld)

Furniture maker Josh Pinkus, and contemporary artist Kim Leutwyler nominated Save-A-Dog, a charity that has saved thousands of dogs and cats since 1985.





Josh constructed the wooden structure using spare wood pieces from his workshop. He then brought the structure to Kim's studio for paint application. Josh and Kim collaborated on colour palette, leaving all other aspects of the collaboration as a surprise!


Timber/  Reclaimed Western Red Cedar
Timber Finish/  Raw
Paint/  Acrylic
Dimensions/  1280mm (W) x 1460mm (H)
Location/ Sydney, New South Wales


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THE Maker/ josh pinkus

Josh is born and bred in Sydney’s Bondi Beach and has had a passion for woodworking since childhood. During his carpentry apprenticeship he worked with various building firms while creating unique furniture in his spare time.

After becoming a qualified carpenter in 2007 he pursued a solo career constructing timber and metal structures, from shop fit-outs to set construction, kitchens, furniture, skate ramps and sculptures.

Josh’s quality craftsmanship and eye for detail is a stand out. His work is in high demand, having done jobs with clients including Jack Daniels, Estee Lauder, Louis Vuitton, Qantas, Red Bull, Google, Miss Chu, Toby’s Estate, Batlow Ciders.

He specialises in creating one-off pieces using century-old timber and metals salvaged from barns, bridges, wharfs and factories throughout Australia. Each piece is designed and styled to suit the customer’s needs.


View Josh's Handkrafted Profile here.



the Artist/ kim leutwyler

Born in America, Sydney-based Kim Leutwyler migrated to Australia in 2012. She works in a variety of media including painting, installation, ceramics, printmedia and drawing. Kim holds concurrent bachelor degrees in Studio and Art History from Arizona State University, and additionally graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Painting and Drawing degree.

Kim’s current work takes its form in paintings dealing with images of beauty, gender and Queer-identity. She has come to focus on painting as a medium because of its primarily masculine history in the western art canon. By entering into the modernist painting field Kim hopes to destabilize gender borders just as LGBTQ artists have been doing since the 70’s and earlier. Her artwork has been exhibited in multiple galleries throughout the United States and Australia.

Kim's painting 'Start the Riot' is currently touring Australia as part of the 2015 Archibald Prize Finalist Exhibition. Kim recently won the Midsumma Visual Arts Prize, and her painting is the hero image for to 2016 LGBTQ Festival in Melbourne, Australia.

View Kim's Bluethumb Profile here.



the Charity/ save-a-dog

Save-A-Dog Scheme (SADS) is a community-based not-for-profit animal welfare organisation that saves hundreds of dogs and cats from being killed every year. They have a no-kill philosophy and provide veterinary care to sick or injured animals so they can live out their natural lifespan. Funds from the purchase of our collaboration will be donated to help with the general care of the animals and the maintenance of the organisation.


View the Save-A-Dog website here.


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