Thursday, December 08, 2011

mary tonkin at burrinja

How wonderful to be at the launch of Mary Tonkin's exhibition at Burrinja last week.

The Mary Tonkin exhibition spans the last decade of Tonkin's career, focusing on the works depicting the Kalorama region of the Dandenongs where she grew up and continues to live and paint today.

Mary was awarded the National Gallery of Victoria Trustee's award in 1994 and 1995, the Dobell Drawing Prize in 2002 and the Kedumba Prize for drawing in 2010. Her work is held by the Art Gallery of NSW, the National Gallery of Victoria and several regional and university collections.

It's a beautiful exhibition, well worth going to see. We are very fortunate that we have works of such calibre so close by.

The exhibition is on now and will run through to 26 February 2012 at the Burrinja Gallery, 351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey.

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