Will Maguire

Accredited Professional Member

Will Maguire is a blacksmith who combines deep knowledge of craft with experimental design methodology to bring fresh eyes to a deeply industrial and masculinised medium. His works span the practical and the sculptural with an eye for form, shadow, surface texture and weight.

Since completing his trade Will travelled extensively as a journeyman before settling in the Hunter Valley. He has exhibited widely in Australia, including Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi; and internationally in UK and USA. His work has been acquired by The University of Newcastle and the public collections of ACT, Newcastle, Wagga Wagga, Singleton, Cessnock and Langemark-Poelkapelle (Belgium).

Online Resources

Exhibition: Emerging Contemporaries

Website: www.willblacksmith.com.au

Instagram: @maguirewill

Above image: Contrary man (small), 2017.  Variable, forged steel. W 50 x 100 x 50cm. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Cover image: Ironbark construction 2, 2019.  Ironbark, steel. 36 x 58 x 23cm. Image courtesy of the artist.