2018 Woodcarving Show invited 110 carves from 75 countries and regions. The program started with a visit to the magnificent remains of Siem Reap for inspiration. All woodcarvers were then assigned to teams of 3 or 4 to work together creating sculptural designs on a slab of wood.

During an intense five days, woodcarvers came together in a joint effort to work on a wood slab. Each piece is a combination of individual artistic creativity and culture to interpret the theme ‘Life’ based on various backgrounds.

Each invited artist also brought a 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm x 4 cm carved panel as part of the collaborative project among the woodcraft, young adult furniture making and woodturning programs. These panels are a collective element of the collaborative art piece showcasing a wide range of creativity, skills, formats and culture and was displayed on site for the duration of the event.