Artist Tineta Ellis shows 77 pieces of artwork from August

Marcel Ellis and wife Tineta Ellis enjoying the opening of Tineta's exhibition in 2017 at the Gawler Community Gallery. Photo: Herald archive
Marcel Ellis and wife Tineta Ellis enjoying the opening of Tineta's exhibition in 2017 at the Gawler Community Gallery. Photo: Herald archive

Artist Tineta Ellis is hosting her third solo exhibition 'An A-Z of Animals' at the Gawler Community Gallery during the SA Living Artist (SALA) Festival from August 3 to September 8.

In total, the public is invited to view 77 pieces of artwork on show, 62 of which are newly created for this exhibition and incorporate a wide range of media and styles.

Mrs Ellis studied art formally while at university, saying she savoured every second of it.

"I had been an avid calligrapher, and also enjoyed sketching, and colouring," she said.

"My formal study exposed me to art history, graphics and design, pottery, sculpture and painting."

While working full time her creativity became limited to calligraphy, photography, pottery and textiles, with environmental diversity and sustainability underpinning her upbringing and much of her working life.

Azure Kingfisher by Tineta Ellis on show at the Gawler Community Gallery during the SALA Festival.

Azure Kingfisher by Tineta Ellis on show at the Gawler Community Gallery during the SALA Festival.

"Dance has also played a major part in my life and career and I channelled my creative energies into this art form in a consuming way for a large portion of my life," she said.

Since her retirement, Mrs Ellis had the luxury of time to express her other creative passions.

"I have embarked on a journey, immersing myself in exploration, experimentation and creativity," she said.

"I am a non-traditional artist, using a wide variety of media and pushing conventional artistic boundaries, whilst exploring shape, form, texture, flow and the environment.

"I incorporate a wide variety of traditional art mediums, reused and found objects, and the natural world, expressing myself as painting, textiles, collage, geometrics, 3D constructions and abstracts and love using unusual surfaces as my canvas."

Having no visual memory, she explores and captures her impressions of the moods, textures, movement and patterns nature provides us.

"I rarely produce more than three works in any one medium and style, making works quite unique."

The Gawler Community Gallery is located at Twentythird Street, Gawler South.