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give me shelter – monotypes by Tina Curtis

Portraits of former refugees


This exhibition features monotype portraits of former refugees.  Some of the former refugees are well-known household names such as Albert Einstein, Judy Cassab, Henry Kissinger, Marlene Dietrich, and Sigmund Freud whilst others are not so well known at all. As refugees they were all identified by numbers and so, to emphasise the dehumanising effect of this, the works are titled by a number generated by a random number generator.

Alongside the portraits there are also several monotypes of seed heads. These reference the often agricultural basis that triggers mass human migrations, because of drought, crop failure, hunger and resulting conflict. The idea of the seed heads is also linked to the portraits, referencing the propensity for those forced to seek refuge to often carry with them, carefully wrapped, precious seeds (real and metaphorical) from their homelands.

All proceeds from this exhibition will be donated to UNHCR to help in their humanitarian work worldwide supporting refugees.


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give me shelter – monotypes by Tina Curtis

inka gallery inc
Shop 16, Salamanca Arts Centre, 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart

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