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For Re:play

For Re:play

Sydney Book Art Group and I have been working towards an exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery in June 2018. These collages have been been "maturing" over a few…

Cindy Tonkin May 5, 2018
More for replay

More for replay

"Perfecting" pieces ahead of Re:play. You can find out more about it here. These are big collage pieces cropped. The original collages were on A4 card. These…

Cindy Tonkin May 4, 2018
Frame within a frame and a concertina

Frame within a frame and a concertina

A kind of double split concertina. using offcuts gathered a Sturt in Jan 2018. Pieces printed as mono prints in the class I was in with Glen Skien.

Cindy Tonkin April 26, 2018
Broken split triple concertina

Broken split triple concertina

I’ve been pushing the double split concertina – this is in fact three single pieces of paper joined by slits between little frames (from the printers’…

Cindy Tonkin April 26, 2018
Little bits of fun

Little bits of fun

So as I work my way through the bits and bobs printed onto wallpaper and other kinds of paper at Sturt this year I get delicious offcuts. I have created a small…

Cindy Tonkin April 26, 2018

And I tried it!

So I posted back in January about a new binding to try. I tried it. Here’s the video.

Cindy Tonkin April 26, 2018
Whoops again

Whoops again

I’ve already posted on Whoops. This time there’s a video tour of it.

Cindy Tonkin April 26, 2018
Collages and Gocco

Collages and Gocco

I’ve been working on and playing with collages for a while now.  See here and here. Yesterday I pulled out a Print Gocco (obsolete since 2008, but Nicola…

Cindy Tonkin April 26, 2018
Monoprints

Monoprints

I just liked these little monoprints. Took a picture before I turn them into a piece.

Cindy Tonkin April 3, 2018
Whoops

Whoops

Over Easter I’ve been playing with split concertina. This one began because of the frame offcuts I picked up at Sturt this year. I ran the offcuts through…

Cindy Tonkin April 2, 2018
Atlas split concertina

Atlas split concertina

I had a dream on the night of Good Friday. In the dream I made a very large split concertina. So when I woke up I found a Reader’s Digest atlas I had in the…

Cindy Tonkin April 1, 2018
Bookshelf collages

Bookshelf collages

Every now and then I just want to make pictures without an end in mind. These are collages made from old magazines. At one point in my life I pulled pictures of…

Cindy Tonkin March 18, 2018
Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit

I’ve done a little detour this week: I went back to the Golden Books on my shelf and began a tunnel book. It was mostly prompted by wanting to use the offcuts…

Cindy Tonkin March 16, 2018
Inner West Open Studio Trail - Sydney Book Art group unfurls

Inner West Open Studio Trail - Sydney Book Art group unfurls

Today Sydney BAG transplanted our studios to the Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, where we showed some works, cut and folded some paper, and ate cake. Avec ou sans…

Cindy Tonkin March 11, 2018
Floppy double concertina

Floppy double concertina

So the last two weeks on my Friday art day I’ve made split double concertinas (here and here). This week I spent a few hours with my book buddies making tiny…

Cindy Tonkin March 3, 2018
Tiny books for the Inner West Open Studio 2018

Tiny books for the Inner West Open Studio 2018

For the second  year in a row me and my book buddies, the Sydney Book Art Group, are moving our work to the Annandale Neighbourhood Centre for a day, so that people…

Cindy Tonkin March 2, 2018
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