Fiddleback Birdseye Red Gum
Guy (pronounced Ghee Detoe) was born in Paris in 1953 and attended LEcole Boulle in Paris from 1969-1972 were he studied Art History Furniture Design Sculpture Gilding Graphics Dance and Drama.
He won a scholarship to study dance at the Folkwanghochschule Germany from 1973-1975. He has been and is a Professional Dancer from 1974 to the present. Guy has danced with some of the best contemporary dance companies performing across four continents. This has included work in Germany England America Asia and Australia since 1982 where he fell in love with Australian trees space and lifestyle.
He was the Leading Dancer for 1984-1989 with the Australian Dance Theatre and was nominated several times for Best Male Modern Dancer in Australia. In 1989 he created the company Theatre Encore for the Adelaide Festival and this gave him extensive experience in teaching freelance choreography and the directing of professional productions. Guy is also a Professional Sculptor since 1992.
Since moving to the beautiful red gum country of the South east in 1992 Guy has been inspired to further develop his love for sculpting. In this short time he has established a growing reputation and has a permanent exhibition at Greymasts in Robe.
Solo exhibitions have included Un-Romantic at the Riddoch Art gallery Mt. Gambier, Woodscape at the Millicent Art Gallery, Une Plus Un with Iris Frame at Penola & Naracoorte Art Galleries. Exhibition at Greenhill Gallery Adelaide, Penola Art festival. Guy received a 2 months study grant and exhibition tour from the S.A. Country Arts Trust which included: Hansen Gallery Brisbane 1997 Solo exhibition and Artist in residence Prince Alfred College August-September 1997, and Solo exhibitions Bungendore Wood Works Gallery November in 1997 and 2001.
Guy lives in Penola in South Australia where he owns and runs his own Detot-Le Max Gallery and many more prizes and awards have been added to his list. The South Australian Government purchased one of his 1000 year old red gum sculptures and another has been acquired by the Director of the French National Plastics Centre. In 2009 he was commissioned to create 20 sculptures, one for all Mary McKillop Schools in Australia and New Zealand. In 2010 he was chosen to create the reliquaries that now holds a lock of Saint Mary McKillop’s hair. As a Frenchman he carries on the tradition of joie de vivre.
Purple Mulga and Red Gum
Fiddleback Birdseye Red Gum
Bronze and Red Gum
A sculpture by South Australian wood artist Guy Detot, carved from very rare Purple Mulga, a member of the Acacia family of trees, given to Guy by a farmer from the far North West of NSW who had collected it from the grounds of his property.