Member Exhibition – Tina Cooper – The Honey Ant Collection
11 Oct 2020 @ 8:00 am - 31 Jan 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Member Tina Cooper, with Wolfgang Engel, is celebrating over 30 years in glass with their exciting new Exhibition
October 11th to January 31 – By Appointment Only
Open 5 days a week 10am-5pm
Tina writes ” We had to express our feelings during the roller coaster ride that 2020 presented to all of us, in a way we know best … GLASS.”
To create a complete new style of work, Tina used an old and complicated technique “MURRINE”, that first appeared in the Middle East more than 4000 years ago and was made famous by Venetian Glass blowers in the 16th Century.
This work explodes in colours to represent happiness, joy and nourishment on the example of the Honey Ant.
This interesting and beautiful insect can teach us that we can make our own Honey, living in harmony with our surroundings and creating a happy space for us and others.
Mother Nature has given us a chance to turn wrong into right. Recording History as it unfolds is a deep desire of Tina’s when she is creating her work.
The Honey Ant has also meaning and value for the indigenous population of Australia and America. Connecting with old and wise cultures is a constant part of Tina’s Art.
All Murrine Vessels are by Tina Cooper, the Honey Ants by Wolfgang Engel, and the Queen Ant by Tina and Jules McCrae (Ironwork).
The Exhibition opens for viewing from the 11/10/2020 at the exclusive Montville Hinterland Gallery from Wednesdays to Sundays by appointment only. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.