John Gallagher

A craftsman and teacher with practical skills and an eye for strong aesthetics. John is part of a new movement of contemporary fine furniture makers and collectors respecting our valuable timber resources. His vision is to move away from our throw-away-world by creating furniture that will extend and be cherished beyond our life time.

Exhibitions

2014
Creations in wood, Gallery Lane Cove, Sydney NSW
2012
Wonders in wood, Chifley Tower, Sydney NSW
2011
Fine Hand Crafted Furniture, Depot Gallery Sydney NSW
2010
New Design Sturt Gallery, Mittagong NSW
2010
Studio Furniture Twenty Ten, Bungendore Woodworks Gallery, Bungendore NSW
2009
Teach exhibition, Sturt Gallery, Mittagong NSW
2009
Design and Wood Woodworkers Association of NSW, Sydney NSW
2008
Vanguard with fellow maker Philip Gould Depot Gallery, Sydney NSW
2007
Design and Wood Woodworkers Association of NSW,Depot Gallery
2006
21 Years Of Sturt School for Wood
2005
Progression with fellow woodworker Philip Gould
2004
Sydney craft show Moore Park Sydney
2003
Graduates exhibition, Sturt School for Wood, Mittagong NSW

Workshop experience

2011 – current
Workshop relocated to Marrickville, Sydney NSW
2007
Workshop established in Botany, Sydney NSW
2005 – 2006
Founding member of Co operative workshop 4wood Designs, Mittagong NSW
2004
Resident furniture maker at Sturt School for Wood
2004
Established Piece Furniture

Teaching

2004
Practical assistant for year 12 students in Design & Technology
2005 – 2008
Part time evening classes at Sturt
2005 – 2009
Summer School courses at Sturt and a variety of short courses
2007
Part time project development Furniture & Product Design Lidcome Tafe
2008
12 week full time intensive in Fine Furniture Design and making at Sturt
2009
Part time Sturt School for Wood Certificate IV course in Fine Woodworking
2010 – present
Fine Furniture making classes run at the Piece Furniture workshop in Marrickville

Media

2006
Developed and made 6 part television series “The Milton Woodshop” in conjunction with Philip Gould and Eden Media which aired on Foxtels ‘How-to’ Channel

Qualifications

2003
Sturt School for Wood Certificate IV Fine Woodworking
2006
Training and assessment Certificate IV