Tina Rimmer: the Unconventional English art 1st in post-war Sabah

Baharuddin Haji Mohd Arus, and Ismail Ibrahim, and Goh, Rosalind Sy Lind and Sim , Chee Cheang (2015) Tina Rimmer: the Unconventional English art 1st in post-war Sabah. Gendang Alam, 5 . pp. 143-160. ISSN 2180-1738

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Abstract

This article is focused on the life of artist Tina Rimmer or Mary Christina née Lewin who at 97, is a veteran painter in Sabah, well-known for her ‘Tamparuli Tamu’ scenes but has chosen to retire in the colony she was sent to as the first Woman Education Officer under the British Colonial Government in 1949. While many of her comrades returned to Great Britain after their retirement, she and her husband Bert Rimmer became Malaysian citizens instead. Still an avid painter, Tina Rimmer feels her artworks are important historical recordings for the future pertaining to Sabah and does not intend to let her artworks leave this country unlike her colonial predecessors. Furthermore, her lifestyle and her art is highlighted in this article as different from those of the colonial women or colonial artists in the colonies in her day. It is this difference which is explored and underlined as ‘unconventional’ in this article

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tina Rimmer, colonial artist, North Borneo, Postwar Sabah, unconventional English artist, Tamparuli Tamu
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
Divisions:FACULTY > Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage
ID Code:15671
Deposited By:Munira M
Deposited On:06 Feb 2017 13:15
Last Modified:06 Feb 2017 13:15

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