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George Tetlow

To George Tetlow acclaimed artist and lecturer, his days in Manchester seemed distant memories until he revisited his early life in interviews for this biography. When the young man left chilly UK in 1959 as a ten-pound Pom it didn’t quite turn out as he expected. The warm Aussie welcome was extreme heat in a Mount Isa copper smelter, after which he worked on the roads at Woomera. But along the way people recognised his artistic talent and encouraged him to take it seriously.

He became a mature-age art student and studied at the South Australian School of Art (SASA). Following graduation and a three year stint with Rigby, a book publisher, he returned for two decades to the SASA as a lecturer in drawing and illustration. As he became well known, he exhibited widely and enjoyed some remarkable travels including trekking in the Himalaya. 

With his partner Erika Inhofer, a jewellery maker and photographer, George later moved to the Fleurieu and they set up Studio 13 in Normanville, an acclaimed fine arts gallery that they ran for nearly twenty years.

Lorraine McLoughlin tells their story in over seventy pages of text in George Tetlow and Mark and Jill Pearse: Lives in art, ISBN:978-0-646-94445-6

The book also features 45 Tetlow works, many photographs and George talks for 40 minutes about his art practice on the accompanying DVD.

For further details contact Lorraine by completing the enquiries form.

George Tetlow's artwork and Erika Inhofer's jewellery are available directly from their studio in Bellevue Heights. Contact Erika at

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Lorraine McLoughlin
BA Dip T Grad Dip (Ed. Admin.)
Grad Dip (Creative Writing)
SA Great Regional Community Individual Award Winner 2007 SaveSave