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.

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Mary Tonkin – Podcasts

Image above: Mary Tonkin  Ripples, Kalorama  2020  oil on linen  71 x 80 cm Landscape painter, Mary Tonkin, has recently …

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Mary Tonkin – Paddington Art Prize 2020

Image: Mary Tonkin, Solo, Kalorama April 2020 (2020), oil on linen, 53 x 56 cm Congratulations to Mary Tonkin for being selected …

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Nerissa Lea and Mary Tonkin – 2020 Calleen Art Award

Congratulations to Nerissa Lea and Mary Tonkin who have been selected as finalists in the 2020 Calleen Art Award. The Calleen Art …

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Camie Lyons – Winner of 2021 Sculpture at Scenic World Award

Above image: Camie Lyons, Stick Figures (keepers), bronze, in situ. Photograph: Keith Maxwell. Congratulations to Camie Lyons who has been …

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Dobell Drawing Prize – Martin King

Image above: Martin King  Strangerlands #1  2020  graphite on drafting film with watercolour on paper, gouache and metal foil  148 …

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Jimmy Rix – Road Kill

Last week, Jimmy Rix’s monumental 18 metre-long sculpture, Road Kill, was installed in Forbes, NSW as part of a major …

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Entrancing Others: A Group Exhibition – Gippsland Art Gallery

Image above: G.W. Bot  Other glyphs  2020  linocut 38 x 38 cm – Photography courtesy of Tim Gresham Sue Anderson, …

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Cry of the Land: Mandy Martin

Image above: Mandy Martin  Falling star 5  2012  pigment and oil on linen  76 x 280 cm Mandy Martin’s work …

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Janet Luxton and Sarah Tomasetti – The King’s School Art Prize

Image above: Janet Luxton  Eye contact  2021  oil on linen canvas  125 x 165 cm Congratulations to Janet Luxton and …

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2021 Gallipoli Art Prize – Michelle Hiscock

Image above: Michelle Hiscock  Menin Gate  2021  oil on linen  61 x 75 cm Congratulations to Michelle Hiscock who has …

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Rodney Pople Glover Prize Finalist 2021

Above image: Rodney Pople, Liffy Falls, oil on linen, 141 x 181cm, 2021   A huge congratulations to Rodney Pople …

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Robin Stewart – Artist Feature

Image above: Robin Stewart  The second interview  2018  oil on linen  97 x 97 cm Robin Stewart’s paintings depict a …

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John Wolseley – The National: New Australian Art 2021

Image above: John Wolseley in his print workshop with one of the works destined for The National 2021 at the …

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