The House of Longing
Hawkes is a nationally respected furniture maker, sculptor and artist who lives in Tasmania. She is particularly well known for pioneering the use of found materials such as horizontal scrub and driftwood in her furniture.
In January 2013, her house and boat-shed studio were destroyed in the Dunalley bush fire, along with an irreplaceable collection of her life’s work.
The House of Longing recognises Hawkes’s commitment to her practice as an artist and teacher over forty years, as well as her resilience and passion.