Ramble - Mary Tonkin

Location: Artspace, Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 3128 View on map

Unfortunately this exhibition has been temporarily closed until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

You don’t have to miss out. Watch the timelapse video below of the 19 metre long painting be assembled in the Whitehorse Artspace gallery and take some time to enjoy the Q&A responses from Mary Tonkin to questions posed to her by Artspace Curator, Jacqui Nichols-Reeves.


An inspiring exhibition of art by a notable practitioner of en plein air painting. Ramble brings together three images from Mary Tonkin.

Plunge in, Kalorama 2019 is a sensuous response to the memory of swimming while Madre, Kalorama 2008 is the embracing form of a single monumental tree. Ramble, Kalorama 2017-19 is an immersive wall painting that is the culmination of ten years of working around the problem of how to convey the somewhat episodic nature of looking, the manner in which the nature of the spaces experienced unfolds over time. All three images were created en plein air in the bush.

Image: Mary Tonkin, Ramble, Kalorama 2017-2019 (detail)  © The artist and courtesy Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney

In conversation with Mary Tonkin

In conservation with Mary Tonkin


Whitehorse Artspace had the pleasure of exhibiting Ramble, Kalorama by notable Australian landscape artist Mary Tonkin. This 19 metre long painting stretched the length of the gallery and extended around both corners of the gallery’s walls. Painted in Kalorama in the Dandenongs, this work is familiar to anyone who has visited the ‘enchanted paradise’ that is the Dandenongs.

Read Mary Tonkin's responses to questions posed to her by Artspace Curator, Jacquie Nichols-Reeves about the Artist’s career and artistic practise on our Meet the Artist page.

Location of event

Artspace, Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 3128