The service was held in the Great Hall of the National Gallery. Tony Elwood Director of the Gallery welcomed us and spoke briefly about the gallery association with Inge and her exhibitions held there.
Jane Eckett, Art Historian, University of Melbourne followed with a long but enthralling discourse about her life, achievements, family. It was acknowledged that she had built a support network of many associates such as fabricators and foundries and was revered and respected both within Australia and Internationally.
Stuart Purves, Director of Australian Galleries spoke of his experience working with her and this was followed by a more personal talk by her two Daughters.
Quote from the order of service
"Inge was a formidable presence in the lives of many, including her family. She was disciplined, courageous, independent determined, persistent, highly intelligent with a curiosity about the world and an insatiable desire to learn. She could also be critical, blunt undiplomatic and competitive. Nevertheless, for many she was unequivocally inspirational. She will be greatly missed."
Gillian Govan President ASV