The art of Graham 'Smokey' Dawson celebrated in a new book by Steve Rowe; launch on January 14

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Around two and a half years ago, industry legend Graham Dawson - known to everyone as Smokey - died unexpectedly. 

Dawson had a career as a significant Art Director with several advertising groups including Sharper Pencil, Paton Davis Australia, JMA O&M, Clemenger and MJB&B. In addition, as many would know, he had a very strong interest in fine art. 

After his untimely death, good friend Steve Rowe, together with Dawson's widow Karen, curated the rich and extensive repository of paintings and drawings that he left behind.

From their efforts, Rowe has designed and produced a book, 'Smokey: The art of Graham Dawson.' 
Smokey's art is being celebrated and the book is being launched an informal afternoon function from 12.30pm on Sunday, January 14 at Karen's home - 36 Longroyd Street, Mt Lawley. 

Several of his original pieces will be on display and copies of the book will be available for purchase ($65 each) with all proceeds going to Princess Margaret Hospital.
Karen invites friends, colleagues, compatriots and competitors alike to come along and celebrate Smokey's unique skills and his special insights, or stand in awe and goggle at the man's amazing talent.


Dave George Elliott said:

That is brilliant Steve. Would love to see the book. Smokie was a very talented man.

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