GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen Accreditations – QMBA – AAADA – AICCM Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast
GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen – Accreditations – Approved Service Provider & Insurance Repair Specialist – Affiliations & Memberships – IFDA, QMBA, AAADA, AICCM, BSA, FDA, M&GNSW, WoA, A&AQ, A&ANSW, QADA, ADFAS, SYBA, SYGGBR, ISS, GSR, HCVAQ, RNA, CHHFDAI
GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen gnolsson.com Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast
AFFILIATIONS, QUALIFICATIONS & LICENCES
DESIGN, FURNITURE MAKING, CABINET MAKING & JOINERY
Department of Education, Queensland, Technical Education Branch Queensland 1981 Trade Qualification – Cabinetmaker
Queensland Technical and Further Education College, Ithaca (training) Honours Certificate Cabinetmaking Trade Course and
Harvey Bros, South Brisbane (employer)
IFDA – International Furnishings and Design Association (Est 1947)) have a mission to inspire collaboration within the furnishings and design industry and to support its people, their products and services. Australia’s first professional member, since 2019.
ACFA – Australian Cabinet Furniture Association – 2021 Best Freestanding Furniture Finalist
QMBA – Master Builders Association of Queensland
2010 Membership No. 64792
2010 – 2013 Licence holder of both a Cabinet Making Trade Contractor and a Joinery Trade Contractor with the Building Services Authority, BSA Queensland Building Services Authority Act Licences From 2013 onwards, Queensland Building and Construction Commission, QBCC, replaced the BSA as industry regulator.
Install, refurbish, restore or repair kitchen, bathroom, laundry and other fitted cabinets and fitments on-site.
Install subfloor framing, including bearers and joists.
Historic Houses Association of Australia, HHAA. Registered Trade Member 64741876 since 2022 for conservation, restoration and/or reproduction projects, requiring specialist, rare skills and feature embellishments, in collaboration with owners, and/or builders and joiners.
designed; made inc and Furniture Designers Association
2010 – 2014 Member & Registered Designer in the FDA (Furniture Designers Association) Directory of Designers, and the evolved association, designed; made inc, since 2014.
ANTIQUE CONSERVATION, ANTIQUE RESTORATION AND REPRODUCTION
Queensland Art Gallery – Gallery of Modern Art
Since 1980 Art Researcher and Curator, Queensland Heritage, Glenn R Cooke established a connection with Gary Olsson as part of the LJ Harvey and His School exhibit. https://blog.qagoma.qld.gov.au/lj-harvey-and-his-school-brisbane-queensland/ In 2009 to coincide with the LJ Harvey and His Times Exhibit, Glenn proactively entered a ten-year portfolio of published Antiques and Art in Queensland articles by Gary Olsson into the Gallery of Modern Art library as he felt it was important to keep the Harvey heritage continuity by Gary Olsson, and Gary’s own work portfolio in the public record.
Australian Antique and Art Dealers’ Association, AAADA
Affiliation with Approved Service Provider status since 2002.
AAADA Approved Service Provider – Furniture Conservation and Restoration “Antique conservation, restoration and reproductions (replicas). Custom classic and corporate executive furniture, intricate and heritage joinery. 22ct gold embossed leather inserts for desks,” and
AAADA Approved Service Providers – Gold Embossing on Leather “22ct gold embossed English leather for desks, mouse pads, desk blotters, boardroom and table placemats and coasters. Bookshelf edging, reception counters, and wall panelling. Custom embossing. Leather-covered tacks and embossed upholstery leather.”
Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials
From 2007 to 2018, registered as a Private Practice Member specialist in Timber, Tools, Fabrics, Leather and Accessories, Framing, Metals, Ceramics, Stone and Glass, and Conservation Supplier.
Museums & Galleries of NSW
Private Practice Technician “Timber, Tools, Fabrics, Leather and Accessories, Framing, Metals, Ceramics, Stone and Glass. Traditional Antique Conservation, Restoration, Furniture and Artifacts, Frames, Reproductions, Leather and Gilding, Intricate & Heritage Description: Joinery, Interiors, timber, veneers and leather for transport, car, glass, curved glass, leadlights, mirrors, clocks, barometers, cane, wicker, baise, felt, polishing, carving, turning, upholstery, blacksmith, gold and silver smith, bookbinder.”
Museums & Galleries of QLD
Private Practice Technician “Timber, Tools, Fabrics, Leather and Accessories, Framing, Metals, Ceramics, Stone and Glass. Traditional Antique Conservation, Restoration, Furniture and Artifacts, Frames, Reproductions, Leather and Gilding, Intricate & Heritage Description: Description: pdfJoinery, Interiors, timber, veneers and leather for transport, car, glass, curved glass, leadlights, mirrors, clocks, barometers, cane, wicker, baise, felt, polishing, carving, turning, upholstery, blacksmith, gold and silver smith, bookbinder.”
Queensland Antique Dealers Association
Sponsors (2003-2009) and Invited Guest Exhibitors 2007-2009 at the QADA Annual Antique Fair, and affiliated long-term Antique Restoration and Conservation service providers for QADA – Queensland Antique and Art Dealers Association members and their clientele.
GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen has enjoyed a long and continuous affiliation, as an antique restorer and colleague, with most of the membership of the QADA, dating back to the earliest commissions in 1983. We’ve provided more than thirty-five years of continuous service. Encouragement and patronage from QADA members and their clientele have been integral in the evolution of GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen into the highly credentialed and trusted firm it is today.
GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen’s QADA Annual Antique & Collectibles Fair Exhibit
2008 – 2013 Mudgeeraba Show – Horse Harness Maker and Furniture Maker in Pioneer Exhibit 2010 Consultant and Traditional Furniture Maker Exhibitor Hammer, Anvil & Needle Exhibit 2010
LUXURY YACHT INDUSTRY
GN Olsson Classic Superyacht Interiors have been members of international, national and regional Superyacht Industry Associations since 2005, and have serviced the luxury yacht industry since 1985.
International Superyacht Society, ISS Member since 2010.
Categories – Accessories, Interior Designer, Interior Supplies, Yacht Supplies
“Accredited, Superyacht Industry Service Provider since 1992. Custom Designers & Specialist Rare & Traditional Trade Skills. Antique Restoration and Conservation Specialists. Custom leather gilding & ornate embossing for wall and ceiling panelling. Intricate and classic joinery and cabinetry. Secret and specialised compartments. Traditionally crafted contemporary & classic fine furniture. Antique sourcing and acquisitions. Also – Boxes, Bookbinding, Frames, Mirrors, Clocks, Barometers, Oddments and Artifacts.”
Super Yacht Base of Australia, SYBA and Super Yacht Great Barrier Reef, SYGBR
Member 2005 -2011
Super Yacht Sydney, SYS Foundation Member 2007 – 2011
HISTORIC EARLY QUEENSLAND & EARLY AUSTRALIAN HISTORY
Since 2007 Historic Commercial Vehicles Association Queensland Inc
Member, Vintage Vehicle Owner and Exhibitor and Service Provider Exhibitor
Providing timber, veneer, leather and ornate metal work restoration and reproduction services for vintage and classic cars and trucks.
ABA & Lakeside Bowmen Since 2001 Member and Traditional Longbow Archer
1986-8 Department of Education, Queensland, Technical Education Branch
1995-8 Rural Activities Group and Petrie Museum, Petrie Historical Village
Past Committee Member & Blacksmith Shop Exhibitor. Specialising in Furniture and Australiana – in particular blacksmithing, farming, rural buildings and machinery, horse-drawn vehicles and collectables.
1986 to present GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen. The casual operator of a traditional blacksmith forge.
Horseman, Horse Drawn Vehicle Maker, Restorer, Exhibitor and Judge
1983 to present
GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen Restorer, Coachbuilder and Horse Drawn Vehicle Maker
1983 – 2012
Heavy Horse Owner, Breeder, Trainer and Exhibitor. Overland Horse Team Trips
Yangan Heavy Horse Day Volunteer Horseman at the Mick Bradford Charity Days.
1984 – 2000
Clydesdale & Heavy Horse Field Days Association Inc. Exhibitor
Caboolture Horse Drawn Vehicle and Pleasure Driving Society Member.
Clydesdale & Heavy Horse Field Days Association Inc. Ringmaster
Pine Rivers Show Society Horse Drawn Events Judge
1994 – 1998
Pine Rivers Heritage Museum & Historical Village, Rural Activities Group
Blacksmithing Demonstrations and Horse Team Public Wagon Rides.
Expo 88 Bicentennial Year Driver of the Powers Brewing Horse Team
RNA, Royal Brisbane Show Winner of Tradesman Turnout 4 Horse Team
Light Horse Owner. Stock work and pack saddle trips.
Northern Territory, Stockman.
*Dates are close approximates in this section.
Portable, Stationary & Traction Steam Engines – Early Agricultural & Industrial Machinery
Queensland Steam and Vintage Machinery Society Inc’s
Exhibitor and Grand Parade Master for QSVMSI Petrie Steam Rally
Owner operator and private exhibitor of the portable steam engine.
GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen Restorer of Stationary Engines.
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GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen Accreditations – IFDA – QMBA – AAADA – AICCM Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast