By Appointment Only Open Days Art Galleries & Museums in Mount Barker
Discover what's going on in arts, events & culture
Discover what’s going on in arts, events & culture.
Check out travel guides for regional WA
Check out travel guides for regional Western Australia.
Explore winery guides for Perth and regional WA
Check out winery guides for Perth and regional WA.
Galleries in Mount Barker Porongurup Region
- 0417 933 667
George Corke’s artistic excellence is fuelled by his daily drive to prioritise production details and quality, while keeping an eye on the long term…the future.
- Open Days/times:Open by appointment only
- Represented Artists:George Corke
- Galleries:Metal Work,Mixed Media,Woodwork
- Open Days:By Appointment Only
He’s incapable of stinting on the time required to hand-make beautiful, elegant objects which buyers cherish for a life time and bequeath to the next generation as heirlooms or collector’s items.
For a number of years he has been creating exquisite timber and metal furniture pieces and sculptures in a Workshop on the farm where he’s lived for 10 years with his family.
In his woodcraft and black smith shop he works creating and designing pieces that are unique and mostly a one-of design not just another craft shop but as a place and space that visitors can feel and smell the elements of steel, wood, fire & water, his workshop is located in apple packing shed built in the early 1900s ,and his creations now being displayed in a purpose built gallery with materials sourced from the refurbishment of the Mount Barker apple cool-stores built in 1918 ,now known as Corkescrew Gallery and Workshop.
George says the 100 year old shed “is a perfect complement to the works I exhibit made from W. A. timbers – new and recycled".
George's passion for wood starting out as a carpenter and joiner at the age of 16 and the metal working skills came from his father in law, now 91, a career blacksmith all of his working life.
There are plenty of stories such as these to hear and wonders to observe when you visit the Corkescrew Gallery. You’re welcome to spend time enjoying the artworks at your leisure, or alternatively, watch as George transforms wood and metal into collectible and also functional pieces of furniture and art.
You May Also Like
It may be winter here in WA but that doesn’t mean you have to spend the next few months in...Read More
Freo-based blues rock combo Datura4 is one of Perth’s best kept secrets. With a strong international following, the band has...Read More
Ever think your family are the most insane people on Earth? No matter how well adjusted your family is,...Read More
We’re all probably feeling a little bit lonely right now. If social-distancing is starving you for company, a tiny...Read More
Once again, the time to indulge in the iconic fruit-and-spice-filled hot cross bun is upon us... Whether you prefer them...Read More
Restaurants may be shut to diners for now, but behind closed doors, Perth's leading chefs continue to serve up their...Read More
In response to a shut-down of much of the world’s hospitality sector, celebrity chefs from around the globe, such as...Read More
If you find yourself flicking through Foxtel, Netflix, and Stan desperate for something new and interesting, it’s time to expand...Read More