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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
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
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
Cartes d'escargot

Cartes d'escargot

This folio and enclosed cards were also printed on the press at Sturt Summer School 2018, with similar techniques as Blue book and Forever: a Snake Book. the cards…

Cindy Tonkin February 11, 2018
Forever: a Snake Book

Forever: a Snake Book

Similar to the Blue Book, I printed most of the artwork on this book at Sturt in January 2018. It’s called Forever because that’s the word on the front…

Cindy Tonkin February 11, 2018
Rehabilitated concertina

Rehabilitated concertina

When I first starting working with books, maybe around 2008, I made this concertina from some leftover papers. I joined the concertina where the paper ended (not…

Cindy Tonkin January 9, 2018
Blue book

Blue book

How this was made: Glen Skien (the teacher for this program) created a really cool little book which was collaged stamps and then an almost random matrix which printed…

Cindy Tonkin January 9, 2018
Tiny Houses from Stamps revisited

Tiny Houses from Stamps revisited

Last night I spent a few hours sorting through ephemera I had collected. I delight in making order from chaos, and then coming across half-done things that I can…

Cindy Tonkin November 14, 2017
Finy

Finy

These tiny laser cut rectangles were originally the windows from the covers of these books. I made a few tiny works like these. This one is called Finy (because…

Cindy Tonkin October 30, 2017
Collages

Collages

More finishing off: these are collages half done a few weeks ago today  brought to completion (so far!). Each piece is named after it (i.e. the pic is first, then…

Cindy Tonkin October 28, 2017
Postcard Project: Grapeline

Postcard Project: Grapeline

Yesterday I was clearing my desk to go to Workshop Arts Centre for my regular Friday “class” with Anna and Cathie, and this piece fell out. I had put…

Cindy Tonkin October 21, 2017
Postcard project: the backs

Postcard project: the backs

While I love the writing on the backs of my old postcards some of them have no writing and some of the writing is sparse, so it doesn’t look good. I have…

Cindy Tonkin October 18, 2017
Collaging with squares

Collaging with squares

I’ve been collaging the laser cut squares I made from some acrylic works in 2015. They will have many adventures, but here is the first layer, which is purely…

Cindy Tonkin September 11, 2017
Getting back into painting

Getting back into painting

The last time I  had my paints out was in January. Here it is September and I’m getting them out again! The still life with the Matisse-y wall paper was a…

Cindy Tonkin August 27, 2017
Zephyr again

Zephyr again

These photos of a vintage car (Zephyr) parked outside my home in Newtown in the early 2000s are not the first I’ve used. I have other similar collages, more…

Cindy Tonkin August 24, 2017
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