New Members

INKA Gallery is delighted to welcome two new members – Chris Kerruish and James Ratchford.

Tasmanian born and bred, Chris lives with her husband and three children – and a menagerie of pets – on the southeast coast. Among her artistic pursuits Chris produces hand-crafted ceramic tiles, lino cut prints and ceramic door plaques for children. She is also a published author of children’s story books.

Of her current projects, Chris says, “At the moment I am producing lino cut prints which run to themes of flowers, birds and nature. My current prints have been printed on fine Mulberry Thai paper which has a fragile yet strong appearance similar to fabric. I have chosen this paper in order to replicate the transient nature of the environment around us and the delicate nuances of life in the natural world.”

James hails from England, near the beautiful city of Cambridge, and he has been travelling the world for two and a half years. On arriving in Australia about a year ago he bought his first SLR camera and has been taking photographs ever since. James says, “I'm forever looking at everything as if it could be captured by the lens and I love the idea of taking photos of everyday images without the subject being obvious.” James also enjoys adding thought-provoking captions to his photos to further challenge and interest his audience.

INKA is privileged to be James’ first venture into a Gallery, and he is keen to hear responses to his work.

We wish Chris and James every success in their association with INKA and offer them a warm welcome to our artists’ cooperative.