Into Eternity

"The theme of 'Into Eternity' relates to our fragile natural environment and the gift of trees and forests. I had collected (tiny) bits of bark of palisander wood, an endangered species in Madagascar, and had decided to cast these in 18 Kt gold and in silver as a way to preserve and honour this precious resource. Last year I was one of the community members protecting the old Tuart tree on Healy Road in Hamilton Hill, home of the red-tailed black cockatoo and many other endangered native species, which was going to be cut down to make room for a development of cheap units. When one day the developer sneaked in with chain saws and severed a third of this protected tree's canopy, some wood chips were left and again, I cast some into silver to save the memory of this tree, whatever would happen in future. Fortunately, after so much community action, the tree is being saved. The selection of jewellery in this exhibition uses these precious parts of trees and some of the more common but not less amazing local trees' fruits, such as sugar gum, Eucalyptus Marginata and Norfolk Island Palm." - Tineke

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Tineke Van der Eecken has been exhibiting her artwork since 2002. Click on the links on your right for images and further information.


'Immortal Breath' solo exhibition at Melody Smith Gallery, East Victoria Park WA

'Into Eternity' solo exhibition at Elements Art Gallery, Dalkeith WA

'Summerset Jewels', JMGA (WA) group exhibition at Maureen Grierson Community Centre, City Beach WA


'Jewellery A-Fair', group exhibition, Old Bakery on Eight Gallery, Maylands WA.

'Boom' group exhibition, The Oats Factory, East Victoria Park (WA).

Jewellery expo Sinaai & Gent.

'Wearable Narratives', Annual Award Exhibition of Contemporary Wearables, Gallery Central, Northbridge (WA)


Exhibition 'Rock Pool Rythms' with Lynn Franke at Elements Art Gallery in Dalkeith (WA)

Residency in biological arts at SymbioticA, University of Western Australia


Group exhibition 'Pink' in West Perth with Stephany Durack, Angela Carter and Simona Milea

Poetic Jewellery exhibition in Sinaai, Belgium


Jewellery and photography expo in Cottesloe

Body of textile work in permanent exhibition Textile Museum St Niklaas (Belgium)


Guest Artist/Mentor/Jewellery Artist for Allsorts jewellery workshops Arts Access Central Australia (disability and the arts)

Temptation exhibition Friar Gallery Nottingham

Selected for Membership of Design Factory (UK)


Collaboration with stylist Sylvia Hatzl in Brussels

Workshops facilitator jewellery, textiles & writing Vrije Ateliers, St Niklaas


Forest Floor traveling exhibition: Victoria Park (WA) – Sinaai (Belgium) – Newark (UK) showcasing the work of West Australian artists


Feuilles d’Aristoloches, group exhibition inspired by Flemish Tapistry Lille (France)

Jewellery exhibitions 'Organics' in Ghent and in Brussels

Book preview ‘Café d’Afrique’ & jewellery exhibition in Livingstone, Zambia

Gold and Silver exhibition, Monart Studio and Gallery, Dalkeith (WA)


Solo exhibitions Modeshow and Morganics at Monart Studio and Gallery

Red Earth II jewellery exhibition, Sinaai (Belgium)

Artist-in-focus Mundaring Arts Centre

Artware, Old Bakery on Eight


Carry, Stitch ‘n Bitch group exhibition, Old Bakery on Eight

Red Earth Jewellery exhibition, Sinaai


Making Waves, Victoria Park Centre for the Arts, November


Re-Imagined (15/10/2018)

Tineke will be presenting her re-imagined jewellery along with other artwork at a group exhibition in Fremantle, Australia.

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