Her latest exhibition "Tribal Collaborations" was inspired with her reconnection with Nuuna the first indigenous artist who collaborated in the "Tribal Tribute" series telling Tribal stories and painting them on glass. Each piece tells a story as we journey through life. We were the first indigenous and non-indigenous artists to put the ancient mediums together (Hand Blown Glass and Indigenous Painting) - with "Women’s Business" back in 2000 and we were selected for the "National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Heritage & Reconciliation Art Portfolio Exhibition in Canberra.

“Women’s Business” involved the creation of glass women like figures in spirit form and painted by Nuuna in tribal ceremony.

Tina said ‘I was doing some spirit figures of the rain forest and when I reconnected with Nuuna after 12 years and we shared our journeys of our times apart we both said at the same time “We have unfinished business to do”. I am always amazed at the connection of glass and indigenous art as it tells a great story of our first people’s heritage and is well received and sort after all over the world by private collectors and museums alike.’

The scratch pad came out and a few trails in the glass hot shop were needed to perfect the shape desired for the women spirit figures. These figures were subsequently perfected and then Nuuna painted her magical stories on them. Nuuna is a self taught artist of the Nooduccsal-Nughie clan of the Quandamooka region around Moreton Bay, Queensland.

In this exhibition Tina has also collaborated with, Peter Mulcahy, who is a wonderful indigenous fine artist and story teller. Together they have created some new message sticks and totems.

“Tribal Collaborations” is an extension of Tina’s “Tribal Tribute” Series which honours the primal life force of man and woman and the forgotten sacred energy of our earth. The hand blown glass vessels honour the past tribes as our teachers, the present tribes as our creation and the future generation as our inspiration.

Tina Says “I hope that you will sense and share the depth of love and feeling that I and my collaborators put into every work of art”

The exhibition is open to the public from Saturday 1st December 2012 and runs until Friday 1st March 2013.

Tina’s Art Cave at the rear of her Gallery in Eumundi is where the exhibition is on display together with another exhibition by her partner, Wolfgang Engel, which celebrates his “25 Years of Glass Blowing” with an amazing display of his creations over this period.