Georgette Schwantes was born in Egypt of British parents and educated privately in London. From an early age, Georgette found herself attracted to the arts, and would often find herself frequenting museums and art galleries. Marvelling at how, artists were able to create objects of such immense beauty was always a fascination for her. Shortly after finishing her schooling she was offered a bursary to a prestigious Art College . Her artistic studies were enhanced by tutelage from various independent professional artists. Georgette then went on to complete a degree in fine art, majoring in sculpture at the Ealing College of the Arts in the UK.
It was on the boat while immigrating from England to Australia in the 1970’s, that Georgette met Wolfgang. Shortly after they were married, and set up base in the Sydney inner suburbs. Realising that there was an opportunity to create something truly unique in Queensland, they decided to move to Brisbane in 1976 and create the first Xennox. Using her artistic influence, she with Wolfgang created the iconic Xennox in the Wintergarden, which was the first of its kind in Brisbane. Over the next 20 years, Xennox went on to win numerous awards, and was synonymous for quality, exceptional service and unique designs.
These days Georgette enjoys crafting sculptures that have been sold into private and company collections throughout Australia and internationally in 8 countries. She has also been awarded numerous prizes and commendations from numerous art festivals and exhibitions across Australia. As a past teacher at Tafe, Georgette enjoys sculpting and teaching her clients how to produce one of a kind sculptures to adorn their home or workplace.
Visit her website at: www.georgettesart.com