In January, Seaford artist Tinky will present Mini MP - a miniature art trail across the Peninsula. Countering the tradition for public art to be large, overt and highly visible, this project encourages intimate art experiences in unexpected places. Throughout her practice Tinky works with miniature figurines and vintage objects to create humorous, playful scenes. Works will be created in response to the local, unique, natural environment serving as a reminder of the fragility of our environment and the need to conserve and protect. From Cape Schanck to Mornington, front beach to back, you’ll come across her works in lighthouses, windowsills and beach boxes.
The project will be complimented by hands-on workshops at MPRG in January, where children can create their own miniature work. For clues about the hidden locations and more information, pop in to the gallery to pick up a printed map or follow the map below!
Share your discoveries with the hashtags #minimp #tinky #mprg #foundyou #miniatureart
Image: Tinky, Photo: Mick Russell
Miniature Sculpture Workshops with Tinky on Thursday 27 January
In these workshops, Tinky will introduce participants to the creative world of miniatures. She will share her process from dreaming up a comical scene to working with TINY materials. Participants will leave with a miniature scene of their own, invited to find a home for the work that plays with its narrative.
Primary aged students, 11am
Secondary aged students, 3pm