Mary Tonkin

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Mary Tonkin is an Australian artist, who in 2002 won the Dobell Prize, the highest prize for drawing in Australia.[1] She was awarded her prize for her work Rocky Outcrop, Werribee Gorge 2000.

Tonkin was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1973.[2] In 1992, she was accepted to study at the Faculty of Art and Design at Monash University. She went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) with honours and a Masters in Fine Arts. Mary Tonkin is an Australian artist, who in 2002 won the Dobell Prize, the highest prize for drawing in Australia.[3] She was awarded her prize for her work Rocky Outcrop, Werribee Gorge 2000. From 1996-2004, she was a lecturer at Monash University.[4]

Major recent exhibitions of Tonkin's works include Near the top dam (2007) and a retrospective exhibition Home 2000-2010 (2011-2) at the Burrinja Gallery in Upwey, Victoria.

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