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Brought up among Lancashire textile mills in England, Tingey studied at King’s College, Newcastle (then part of Durham University), qualifying in painting and stained glass in 1964 before immigrating to Australia in 1971.

After regularly exhibiting her glass and paintings, she deferred to her heritage by working with textiles and developed a career as a quiltmaker. In 1987, her husband was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease which led to her founding Painting with Parkinsons in 1994. Tingey travelled to look at ways of using art as a therapy for Parkinson's disease via a Churchill Fellowship. She divides her time between her Parkinson's work, running art workshops at international conferences and for Parkinson’s UK, while continuing her studio practice.


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Recycled fruit net bags
Photo: Geoff Woolfenden