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Cindy Tonkin September 21, 2018
Crazy walls of my own

Crazy walls of my own

So I have recently been inspired by crazy walls. Here’s the first of what may be a few of them which i whipped up today. It’s on the inside of the cover…

Cindy Tonkin July 24, 2018
Books are my friends

Books are my friends

This is an installation I did for Replay. The wood is ikea bed slats picked up off the sides of roads in the inner west. Each slat names a favourite book of mine.…

Cindy Tonkin June 24, 2018
Books are my friend

Books are my friend

This piece is essentially a snake book made from wood. Each slat has one of my favourite novels on each side of it (around 40 books). It was constructed to lead…

Cindy Tonkin June 23, 2018
Lix

Lix

Lix is made from monoprinted wallpaper samples. Here’s a video of it. It’s bound with brads and a glueless binding. Here’s another video with commentary…

Cindy Tonkin June 23, 2018
Elixir Botanic

Elixir Botanic

Elixir Botanic is made from monoprints on Elixir wallpaper samples. I have used a glue-free binding. You’ll find more information in the video above. Here’s…

Cindy Tonkin June 4, 2018
Elixir: Wallpaper and monoprints

Elixir: Wallpaper and monoprints

This book is made using the glue-free and sewing-free binding. The materials are a reclaimed from the side of the road wallpaper sample book (of a wallpaper called…

Cindy Tonkin January 9, 2018
Wallpaper - windows and maps

Wallpaper - windows and maps

These pieces were printed on the same wall paper as these ones. There are a few different series within these ones. There are the ones which look like frames on…

Cindy Tonkin January 9, 2018
Wallpaper - jasmine and leaves

Wallpaper - jasmine and leaves

This is a series of monoprints done on the reverse side of the wallpaper book I found by the side of the road in Sydenham just before summer school. The series is…

Cindy Tonkin November 22, 2017
Tarot Cards 1

Tarot Cards 1

I found a pack of tarot cards with book in a box by the side of the road recently. On a business trip this week I took a handful of sharpies and the pack of cards,…

Cindy Tonkin September 1, 2014
Christmas card flag book

Christmas card flag book

Made from christmas cards, many of which already had gold in them. Then I used black texta to colour the back of the pages which were too white, and added more gold…

Cindy Tonkin November 23, 2011
Canadian Mounty Monopoly

Canadian Mounty Monopoly

This monopoly board is part of a series of monopoly boards i played with (use the search function on my blog to find monopoly and you’ll see some). This particular…

Cindy Tonkin November 16, 2011
Gameboard and Monopoly houses

Gameboard and Monopoly houses

I went through a gameboard phase in 2011. I know it was 2011, because I asked my friend Ruth who shopped in thrift shops to look out for monopoly sets for me. I…

Cindy Tonkin September 7, 2009
Cornell-inspired box

Cornell-inspired box

I love Joseph Cornell’s work. After my second trip to Chicago I made this box from a monopoly money-tray. It’s covered in a map of Chicago, and contains…

Cindy Tonkin August 4, 2009
This book was made for my friend Linda

This book was made for my friend Linda

This book was made for my friend Linda Calgaro for her birthday in 2009. it was early in my book-making career. I made a pocket book is from a Sydney street directory…

Cindy Tonkin February 1, 2008
Coastal: Feb 2008 installation works

Coastal: Feb 2008 installation works

These are my installation pieces from the Coastal exhibition in Feb 2008. The only one which sold was the collaged thong. You can see 5 of them on the plinth below.…

Cindy Tonkin February 1, 2008
Coastal Exhibition at the Joy Ewart Gallery Willoughby

Coastal Exhibition at the Joy Ewart Gallery Willoughby

These works are the ones I displayed at Coastal, an exhibition in February 2008. My fellow artists, Pip Carroll, Anna Warren, Margaret Westcott had a series of works…

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