About Geoff Hannah OAM

Geoff Hannah

Geoff Hannah OAM

Geoff was born and raised in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.

He started his own furniture business in 1973. On receiving a Churchill Fellowship in 1980 he travelled to France and England and studied furniture at the Palace of Versailles, the Louvre in Paris and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.


Apart from being a gifted master craftsman Geoff is a renowned teacher of his craft having taught aspiring woodworkers from Longreach to Launceston and Muckadilla to Perth….not forgetting that he continues to conduct classes in Lismore.


Geoff was made an Honorary Fellow of the Southern Cross University in 2009 and in 2018 Geoff was awarded the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the visual arts through the production of furniture and marquetry.

Key Milestones


1988 – The Bi-Centennial Cabinet -which remains in the Hannah collection

1991 – The Yarralumla Cabinet – purchased by the Australiana Fund and displayed at the Governor General’s Residence, Canberra.

1994 – The Southern Cross University Mace

2000 – The Australiana Cabinet – purchased by an International Trading Company located in the Grand Place, Antwerp, Belgium

2008 – The Hannah Cabinet – currently on loan to the Lismore Regional Gallery

2011 – Two Artefact Box’s – made for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Coach which is located in the Royal Mews, London

2016 – The Chinoiserie Cabinet – currently on display at the Bungendore Wood Works Gallery.