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Finalist Melville Sculpture Awards, 2021. 

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Tineke Van der Eecken, Bush Fire, 2021, copper and steel, 270 x 400 x 95mm. 

Photography Yasmin Eghtesadi.

VISION Award winner 2020


Sight not Vision, vascular corrosion cast horse's eye by Christophe Casteleyn, Animal Morphology Museum University of Ghent and silver sculpture by Tineke Van der Eecken. Size 120 x 100 x 80 mm. Image by artist.

Committee Award at JMGA WA members exhibition 'VISION, Gallery Central, Perth 2020.


Exploring the fibres of Western Australian flora and fauna systems, Tineke van der Eecken presents jewellery and small fine metal sculptures that represent the pulse of life (and death) through fragile root systems, veins and tributaries.

Images: L Baby wallaby skull, 2021, sculpture in fine silver, 95 x 35 x 35 mm. R Devonian Reef Boab, 2020, copper and sea urchin pencil spines, 150 x 260 x 150 mm. Photography Yasmin Eghtesadi. 

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Since her SymbioticA residency in 2011, where the artist explored the morphology of mouse lungs, Tineke has been incorporating corrosion casting in her creative process. The technique is similar to the techniques used by Gunther Von Haegen in his 'Body World' and allows the soft tissue of a body to be presented. In 2020 the artist worked with the Museum of Animal Morphology at the University of Ghent, Belgium to create and work with more corrosion casts.


Below: Sheep’s snout, 2021, corrosion cast sheep’s head by Christophe Casteleyn, Department of Morphology, Ghent University. 180 x 70 x 60 mm, and copper sculpture with mixed media by Tineke Van der Eecken. 450 x 120 x 10 mm, Photography Yasmin Eghtesadi.  

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Our fragile and delicate natural environment captured in images. 

Tineke Van der Eecken, Water’s Edge, 30’ x 40 ‘, 2019,

archival print on Deluxe textured paper.

 Tineke Van der Eecken, Southern Ocean Umbilical, 30’ x 40 ‘, 2019, archival print on Deluxe textured paper.

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