Mary Tonkin

b. 1973

Landscape painter Mary Tonkin completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in 1995 and a Master of Fine Arts in 2002 at Monash University, where she has also lectured. Tonkin has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Sydney since 1999. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and internationally in New York. A survey exhibition titled ‘Home’ was held at Burrinja Gallery in the Dandenong’s in 2012. Tonkin was awarded the National Gallery of Victoria Trustee award in 1994 and 1995 and Dobell drawing prize in 2002. She was the recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshield foundation grant in 1998 and Australian post-graduate fellowship award in 2000. Tonkin’s work is held by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, VIC and several regional and tertiary institutions.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

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In Blog

Rosalind Atkins, Philip Davey, David Frazer and Mary Tonkin – The Big Tree and Other Landscapes From the Whitehorse Art Collection

Image above: Mary Tonkin  Crack, Kalorama  2012  oil on linen  62 x 68 cm Featuring a selection of artworks from …

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Raymond Arnold, Michelle Hiscock and Mary Tonkin – Finalists in the 2021 Hadley’s Art Prize

Image above: Mary Tonkin  King wave, Kalorama  2019  oil on linen  69 x 139 cm (photograph by Matthew Stanton) Congratulations …

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Mary Tonkin – ‘The Ranges / 3 Perspectives’ at Burrinja

Mary Tonkin’s landscape paintings will be featured in an upcoming exhibition The Ranges / 3 Perspectives at Burrinja alongside works by …

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Sarah Tomasetti – Finalist in the Gosford Art Prize 2021

Image: Sarah Tomasetti  From Balpatta IV  2021 oil and incision on fresco plaster with muslin, mounted on stretched canvas  145 …

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David Frazer – ‘The artist turning Nick Cave songs into wood engravings’, Sydney Morning Herald

David Frazer’s latest artist book, Love Letter, has recently been featured in the Sydney Morning Herald in an article written …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Finalist in the Paddington Art Prize 2021

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne  Spring Wattle I  2021  oil on linen  92 x 198 cm Congratulations to Jennifer Keeler-Milne who has …

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Chris Ingham at Baldessin Studio

Image above: Chris Ingham  Urban mission I  2019  lithograph  edition 3  76 x 56 cm Printmaker and sculptor, Chris Ingham …

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‘Extinct’ – Artistic Impressions of Our Lost Wildlife

Image above: Sue Anderson  Christmas Island Pipistrelle  coloured pencil on paper  30.5 x 22 cm ‘Extinct’ is a recently published book by …

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Angus Fisher – ‘Masterworks II’ at Jonathan Cooper Gallery London

Image: Angus Fisher  Rosellas and Banksias  2021  ink pen and watercolour on paper  76 x 56 cm Angus Fisher has …

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Andrew Antoniou – Finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2021

Image: Andrew Antoniou  Constant Companions  2020  charcoal and conte  130 x 220 cm Australian Galleries are thrilled to announce that …

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Glenn Morgan and Jenny Rodgerson – Finalists in the 2021 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize

Image above: Glenn Morgan  COVID Melbourne  2020  acrylic on board  130 x 170cm Congratulations to Glenn Morgan and Jenny Rodgerson, …

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Jimmy Rix – Winner of the 2021 Sculpture on the Farm Acquisitive Prize

Image above: Jimmy Rix  Kelpie  2020  bronze  edition 9  51 x 42 x 21.5 cm Congratulations to Jimmy Rix, who …

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Dianne Fogwell – Winner of the 2021 Geelong Acquisitive Print Award

Image above: Dianne Fogwell  Latency  2021  linocut  unique  150 x 375 cm Congratulations to Dianne Fogwell who has been announced …

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