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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
New binding to try

New binding to try

You will notice that I don’t put up many photos of stitched books on this blog. I don’t like stitching for two reasons: I am not patient and careful…

Cindy Tonkin January 9, 2018
Postcard Project: Multi-armed concertina

Postcard Project: Multi-armed concertina

This piece is still growing. I made a few zine-like structures from postcards over the past few weeks in my maquettes. This week I made more “zines”…

Cindy Tonkin November 10, 2017
Inner West Open Studio Trail: Sydney Book art group

Inner West Open Studio Trail: Sydney Book art group

My friends in the Sydney Book Art Group (instagram: SydneyBAG) are in the Inner West Open Studio trail on May 14 2017. Click here to download the Open Studio Trail…

Cindy Tonkin April 19, 2017
Hellena's Chicago Theatre Piece

Hellena's Chicago Theatre Piece

I made this tiny 1″ by 1″ book for my friend Hellena Jang. We met a few weeks ago in an improv class and she’s not feeling well, so I made her…

Cindy Tonkin July 11, 2016
Personal Histories

Personal Histories

Personal histories international artist book exhibition: Some of my book buddies from Sydney book art group were in this. Some splendid work!

Cindy Tonkin March 10, 2016

Mackay Ex Libris, my talented BAG (book art group) friends

My talented friends exhibited some works at Mackay Ex Libris. You can follow this link and see photos of all of the works, and here are my friends’ works (which…

Cindy Tonkin May 19, 2013
John Doyle's works

John Doyle's works

I met the hardworking and talented John Doyle when doing an artist’s books course with Sara Bowen at Sturt Summer School in Bowral (it’s where I met…

Cindy Tonkin February 21, 2013
We love books

We love books

I am privileged to be a part of a group of book artists who meet monthly and share ideas and inspire each other. They are: Sandra Winkworth Concertina book of drawings…

Cindy Tonkin January 29, 2013
Avril Makula: Alphabet City Press

Avril Makula: Alphabet City Press

I met Avril Makula a few weeks ago at Sturt Summer School in Mittagong, where we made books together. I just visited her blog which tracks all kinds of typography…

Cindy Tonkin January 18, 2013

My friend Anna

This is my friend Anna Warren’s blog.Just look at her beautiful drawings and paintings and miniatures and prints…

Cindy Tonkin December 21, 2012
Karina's Paris

Karina's Paris

This collage was made from my grandmother’s sheet music. And sepia ink. And tiny windows and doors made from collaged magazine pieces. It took weeks because…

Cindy Tonkin October 10, 2004