Resident installation street artist at The Blender Studios, Melbourne, Tinky works with miniature figurines and vintage objects, making use of gritty urban landscapes and gallery spaces to exhibit her work.
Tinky uses vintage, oversized or discarded objects in her miniature dioramas, so that each scene has a comedic undertone, exaggerates a message, or emphasises playful folly. i.e. miniature construction workers might gather to fix a broken egg shell, or a discarded fish-shaped soy sauce container can become “the big catch” for a miniature fishing scene.
Tinky’s miniature artworks are accompanied by witty captions, uploaded on Instagram alongside a photograph of the artwork.
It has been said that Tinky’s miniature dioramas add a sense of surprise and wonder to the streets, with unlikely installations on a pipe or window sill, in a gutter, or a hole-in-the-wall.
While Tinky’s work is diminutive and often undertaken in the street, her installations are transferable to any gallery or indoor space.