Wed 18 September 2013 6pm – 7:30pm

Pricing: Members: $10.00 / Guests: $20.00

Location: Gate 1, 12 Park Terrace, Bowden

Presenter: Gray Hawk

Bookings are no longer available.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to visit the private studios of some of Adelaide’s most successful artists and hear how they’ve established sustainable careers. Guildhouse’s series of talks in the artist’s studio invites you to learn from well-regarded creative professionals as they describe their career development – where they started, what they’ve done to get where they are and the lesson’s they’ve learned along the way.

Gray Hawk has been designing and making bespoke furniture for over 40 years. He is one of Australia’s leading creators of contemporary residential and corporate furniture and has an extensive list of commissions to his name, including designing and fabricating the ceremonial courtrooms for the new Federal Law Courts in Victoria Square, Adelaide.

His practice is steeped in history, tradition and experience. Having trained as a wheelwright, wainwright, blacksmith and cabinetmaker in the 70s and then working as Associate Designer in the furniture department at the JamFactory in the mid-90s, Hawk has developed a highly pragmatic and creative approach to furniture construction. With an aesthetic that has evolved from a deep connection with nature and an appreciation for classic international styles, he strives to create work with the utmost integrity. He also knows the key to success: ‘Business skills: that’s the important stuff, how to pay the bills, the insurance premiums and so on.’