Inka Gallery presents

an exhibition by
Tina Curtis

Thursday 12th June - Wednesday 1st July

You are welcome to join us for the 

Opening Celebration 

Thursday 12th June at 5.30pm


Bird Portraits by Tina Curtis

Augmented & Animated Pastel Paintings

“The sound uttered by birds offer in several respects the nearest analogy to language" Charles Darwin wrote in "The Descent of Man" 1871

Are these birds giving you the eye?

I set out to render portraits of Australian birds. One for each cardinal number to ten. The result is this group of Ten Australian bird portraits arranged in the order of their bird call. Ie Cape Barren Goose - one, Boobook Owl - Two, King Parrot _ Three etc.

Birds are one of the oldest animals. Their ancestors evolved during the Jurassic Period about 150 million years ago.

Our earliest human forebears, the Homo, by comparison, appeared 2.5 million years ago and Modern Humans have been about for a mere 200,000 years. Scientists now contend that between 80,000 and 50,000 years ago humans began to take a lead from the birds to form language by combining the birds' use of sequencing and variation with the primate lexicon of grunts.

So if these birds look amused at this new form of avian classification this could well be the reason.

Definition: Wink On -(v.) give someone a significant glance, invite with a look.

 and on the Black Wall 
are Inka artists

Margaret McAteer
Felicity Edwards

Inka Gallery is proud to be a participant in the COLLECT art purchase scheme for interest free loans to purchase Tasmanian art. 

The COLLECT Art Purchase Scheme offers Australian residents twelve month interest-free loans to purchase artworks by contemporary Tasmanian artists, from select arts businesses across the state. It is an initiative of arts@work, the arts industry development unit of the Tasmanian Government. 
How much can I borrow?
The minimum amount you can borrow is $750 and the maximum is $7875. The minimum retail price for an artwork able to be purchased using a COLLECT loan is $400, so you will need to buy at least two $400 artworks to be eligible for a $750 loan. There are no application or administrative fees. 

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