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Floor talk: Gay Hawkes: The House of Longing

  • 29 Mar 2022
  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Central Gallery, TMAG
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This floor talk will feature Gay Hawkes, a nationally respected furniture maker, sculptor and teacher, whose exhibition The House of Longing opens at TMAG in mid March. Gay’s long-time friend and well-known poet Sarah Day will be on stage in conversation with Gay.

Gay pioneered the use of found materials such as horizontal scrub, driftwood, and shipping pallets in her furniture. Her studio and home were destroyed in the Dunalley bushfire in January 2013, along with her tools and an irreplaceable collection of her life’s work. The House of Longing is structured around this tragic event, with works loosely divided into galleries of those made before and after the fire.

The House of Longing recognises Gay Hawkes’ commitment to her practice as an artist and teacher over forty years, as well as her resilience and passion.

This is a great opportunity to hear an accomplished Tasmanian artist speak about her life’s work.


This is a FREE EVENT and you are welcome to bring along non-member friends. 

Be assured that TMAG is working hard to provide a clean, safe environment for your visit, and seating will be socially distanced. The normal check in requirements will apply when you arrive at TMAG, and you will need to wear a mask (unless the rules change before then). 

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