Workshops are go!

 

“Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.”

Cecil B. DeMille

 

Rona Green_workshops flyer

 

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Happy new year readers!

 

“It wasn’t until I started reading and found books they wouldn’t let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else.”

John Waters

 

John Waters by Susan Segal

John Waters by Susan Segal

 

If you happen to be a bit of a bookworm, like myself, you are always on the look out for the next good read.

So, I thought I’d share with you some interesting books that I discovered during the past year.

 

Role Models by John Waters

 

Role Models by John Waters

A rollicking read! John Waters – film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector – is also a fan. In Role Models, Waters profiles and ponders upon a host of his most beloved sub and pop culture idols, in his own particular way.

 

Man enough to be a woman by Jayne County

 

Man Enough to be a Woman by Jayne County

Take a wild and crazy ride through the life of performer Jayne (aka Wayne) County, through her own eyes. Jayne is definitely a character, entertainly revealing the difficulties of her early days to eventually rubbing shoulders with celebrities around the globe in a quest for fame, fortune, and fun times.

 

Francis Bacon In Camera by Martin Harrison

 

Francis Bacon – In Camera: Photography, Film, and the Practice of Painting by Martin Harrison

This is an exceptional publication. Insight into an artists practice is such a treat, and this book does especially well in conveying process pictorially and through written word. If you are an admirer of Bacon, as I am, it is a must add to your collection.

 

My call to the ring by Deirdre Gogarty

 

My Call to the Ring: A Memoir of a Girl Who Yearns to Box by Deirdre Gogarty with Darrelyn Saloom

Deirdre Gogarty tells of her childhood struggles, then how she had to overcome many obstacles as an adult, in order to become not only Ireland’s first female professional boxer but the Women’s Featherweight World Champion. I’m a fight fan and loved her story, though anyone will be able to relate to the effort required to reach a goal.

 

Bad Boy by Eric Fischl

 

Bad Boy: My Life On and Off the Canvas by Eric Fischl

I’d not previously been super keen of Fischl’s paintings but had this autobiography recommended to me. Its content was a pleasant surprise, and I particularly appreciated the artists candid discussion of insecurities about his work and career. Not having prior knowledge about Fischl’s private life I found his book engrossing.

 

Quiet by Susan Cain

 

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Quiet is quite the compelling read. In a nutshell it examines how introversion is underrated by society at large, and contemplates the value of introversion in a range of contexts and situations.

 

Hockney Printmaker by Richard Lloyd

 

Hockney: Printmaker by Richard Lloyd

David Hockney is one of my all time favourite artists. So, needless to say, as soon as this book focussing on his prints came to my attention it was a must have. The catalogue is a fascinating overview of Hockney’s intensely dedicated investigation of numerous printmaking techniques.

 

Rona Green, Mr Correct (Hank), 2014, hand coloured linocut, 56 x 48 cm, edition 23

Rona Green, Mr Correct (Hank), 2014, hand coloured linocut, 56 x 48 cm, edition 23

 

Do you have a good read suggestion? Please share by leaving a comment.

Wishing you all the very best for a fun and rewarding 2015!

 


Girl on film

 

A while back I was visited at my Abbotsford Convent studio by Kate Logan from The Learning Connexion.

The purpose of Kate’s visit was to produce a documentary about my art practice as a resource for The Learning Connexion students.

Here is a link to the finished film for your interest –

 

 

And for your enjoyment here are some Girls On Film…

 

 

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Near Neighbours

 

Near Neighbours exhibition invitation

 

Near Neighbours is an exhibition of printmaking by ten artists from Australia and New Zealand, curated by myself (Rona Green) and Paulette Robinson, Director of Solander Gallery in Wellington, NZ.

 

Near Neighbours at St Heliers Street Gallery

Near Neighbours at St Heliers Street Gallery, Abbotsford Convent with hand coloured linocuts by Rona Green in the background (Photography by Jessika K)

 

Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, Australia

Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, Australia (Photography by Jessika K)

 

Near Neighbours is on now at:

St Heliers Street Gallery

Abbotsford Convent

1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, VIC 3067

Open 7 days, 9am – 5pm

Free entry

The exhibition runs until 5pm Sunday 28 September 2014.

 

After the Melbourne leg Near Neighbours will travel to Solander Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand, from 29 October – 26 November 2014.

 

Near Neighbours exhibition view 1

Near Neighbours at St Heliers Street Gallery – left to right: prints by Deborah Klein, John Callaghan, John Ryrie, and Alexis Neal (Photography by Tim Gresham)

 

Near Neighbours exhibition view 2

Near Neighbours at St Heliers Street Gallery – left to right: prints by Alex Milsom, Deborah Klein, Deborah Williams, and Jo Ogier (Photography by Tim Gresham)

 

Near Neighbours exhibition view 3

Near Neighbours at St Heliers Street Gallery – left to right: prints by Jo Ogier, Michael Kempson, and Catherine Macdonald (Photography by Tim Gresham)

 

Near Neighbours exhibition view 4

Near Neighbours at St Heliers Street Gallery – left to right: prints by Rona Green, Alex Milsom, and Deborah Klein (Photography by Tim Gresham)

 

The exhibiting artists are:

AUS

Rona Green

Michael Kempson

Deborah Klein

John Ryrie

Deborah Williams

NZ

John Callaghan

Catherine Macdonald

Alex Milsom

Alexis Neal

Jo Ogier

 

Solander Gallery NZ Director, Paulette Robinson, chatting in front of prints by Michael Kempson

Director of Solander Gallery NZ, Paulette Robinson, chatting in front of intaglio prints by Michael Kempson (Photography by Jessika K)

 

Jo Ogier talking about her woodcut print 'Target' with a fan of her work

Jo Ogier talking about her woodcut print ‘Target’ with a fan (Photography by Jessika K)

 

Artist Catherine Macdonald

Artist Catherine Macdonald at the Near Neighbours exhibition opening (Photography by Jessika K)

 

John Ryrie standing by his relief prints on exhibition

John Ryrie standing by his relief prints (Photography by Jessika K)

 

Vincent Drane and prints by Alex Milsom

Director of Solander Gallery NZ, Vincent Drane, discussing mezzotints by Alex Milsom (Photography by Jessika K)

 

John Callaghan and prints by Deborah Williams

Artist John Callaghan admiring intaglio prints by Deborah Williams (Photography by Jessika K)

 

Deborah Klein

Deborah Klein with her hand coloured linocut prints in the background (Photography by Jessika K)

 

Prints by John Callaghan

Woodcut prints by John Callaghan featuring in Near Neighbours at St Heliers Street Gallery (Photography by Jessika K)

 

If you are keen on visiting Near Neighbours, and would enjoy the chance to chat with me about the prints on show, I will be at St Heliers Street Gallery on the last day of the exhibition, Sunday 28 September, from 3pm to 5pm – there will be jelly beans!

 


One of each

 

One of each exhibition invite

 

A kooky rabbit named Vilém The Villain, by yours truly, on exhibition as part of the group show 'One of each' at Australian Galleries, Melbourne.

A kooky bespectacled rabbit named Vilém The Villain (by yours truly), on exhibition as part of the supersized group show ‘One of each’ at Australian Galleries, Melbourne, until Sunday 4 May 2014.

 


Supergraph in Melbourne

 

Entrance to Supergraph at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton

Entrance to Supergraph at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton

 

Supergraph

Contemporary Graphic Art Fair

Royal Exhibition Building

8 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

10am-10pm Saturday 15 & 10am-5pm Sunday 16 February 2014

Visit the Supergraph website for further information.

 

Rona's prints on exhibition as part of Supergraph Picks

Rona’s hand coloured linocuts, Vilem the Villain and Lazer, on exhibition as part of Supergraph Picks

 

Interior of the Royal Exhibition Building

Interior of the Royal Exhibition Building

 

Prints by Pearl Law on display in the Supergraph Salon

Prints by Pearl Law on display in the Supergraph Salon

 

Illustrations by Melanie Webb in the Supergraph Salon

Illustrations by Melanie Webb on show in the Supergraph Salon

 

Work by David Frazer on view plus his portable printing press

Work by David Frazer on view plus his portable printing press

 

Checking out the scene at Supergraph

Checking out the scene at Supergraph

 

Souvenir Supergraph booklet

Souvenir Supergraph booklet

 

Check out all the Supergraph activity via Facebook and Instagram.

 

 


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