Published on January 6th, 2016 | by admin


Returning to SkyHigh Mount Dandenong

Tuesday 19th January to Saturday 23rd January, 2016


One of Victorias’ biggest tourist destinations, SkyHigh Mount Dandenong, will again host the annual Australian Chainsaw Carving Championships from 19 to 23 January.  This is the third year of this annual event, with carvers from Australia, Canada, USA, Japan and the UK taking part in this years competition.

The event over the past two years has attracted crowds from right across the country who are treated to an astonishing spectacle of artistry as the carvers wield their chainsaws to turn plain logs into amazing works of art. They are artists – just with a different canvas.

Artisan chainsaw woodcarvers competing in 2016 feature some of the world’s best, with both men and women vying for the top award.  This year’s competitors include: 

Robby Bast                       Vic. Australia     

Angie Polglaze                  Vic. Australia

Brandon Kroon                 Vic.  Australia

Griffon Ramsey                USA

Hikaru Kodama                 Japan 

Jeff Samudosky                 USA

Ryan Cook                          Canada

Daniel Cordell                    United Kingdom

Thomas Earing                   USA

Matt Bird                           Qld. Australia



SkyHigh Mount Dandenong is the ideal location for such an event in the summer shade of the beautiful Dandenong’s forest, with a panoramic view of the city, there is no better location to see the world’s best carvers at work.

The carvers will compete for cash prizes and the carvings will be auctioned on-site from 2pm, on Saturday 23 Jan 2016.

For more information about the competitors, see

EVENT: Australian Chainsaw Carving Championship

VENUE: SkyHigh, 26 Observatory Road, Mount Dandenong

DATE: Tuesday 19th January to Saturday 23rd  January, 2016

TIME: 9am to 5pm. All carvings will be auctioned onsite from 2pm on the final day.

PRIMCE: This is a free event, but gate fees apply for vehicles ($6 per car).


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