Cindy Tonkin enrolled in an improvisation course and ended up in a mixed media class in the summer of 2003, the year she turned 40. She discovered a talent for collage, and hung her first solo exhibition in the summer of 2004. She has since extended her work to include acrylic paint and artist’s books.
She has exhibited works in several Walking the Streets in Newtown and the Newtown Art Space project; in the Ewart Gallery at the Workshop Arts Centre, Propeller, Liberated Books and Lane Cove Gallery. Several of her artist’s books are currently exhibited at art EST in Leichhardt.
She thinks art should be about the work and not the artist.