Work in progress

 

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.”

- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

 

The entrance to my studio

The entrance to my studio

 

Studio view

Inside the studio

 

Ideas collecting on a pin board

Ideas collecting on a pin board

 

Linocut in progress

A linocut in the making

 

One of my printing presses

Printing press

 

A lino block and prints on the drying rack

A lino block and prints on the drying rack

 

Brushes and inks used to hand colour my prints

Brushes and inks used to hand colour my prints

 

Another view of the studio space

Another view of the studio space

 

Books and UFC figurines

Books and UFC figurines

 

Preparatory work for a painting

Preparatory work for a painting

 

A painting in progress

A painting in progress

 

Bucky, a completed acrylic on canvas painting

Bucky, a completed acrylic on canvas painting

 

I will be exhibiting these works (as well as other prints, paintings and drawings) at Australian Galleries in Melbourne, from 27 August – 15 September 2013.

If you would like to receive an invitation to the exhibition opening click here to join my mailing list.

 


Corporeal

 

Corporeal is an exhibition of prints exploring the theme of the body by 23 Australian artists including Graeme Drendel, Di Ellis, Philip Faulks, Rodney Forbes, Sue Fraser, David Frazer, Rona Green, Rew Hanks, Kaylene Kelly, Michael Kempson, Alexi Keywan, Martin King, Deborah Klein, Terry Matassoni, Ron McBurnie, Janet Parker-Smith, Travis Paterson, Ben Rak, Heather Shimmen, Stephen Spurrier, Anne Starling, Clayton Tremlett and Scott Trevelyan – curated by Rona Green.

 

Geelong Gallery

Geelong Gallery, Australia

 

The exhibition is on show now until the 12 May 2013 at Geelong Gallery, Little Malop Street, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

 

Corporeal exhibition at Geelong Gallery

Corporeal exhibition opening at Geelong Gallery

 

If you would like to check out the Corporeal exhibition catalogue illustrating all the artists prints click here.

 

Corporeal exhibition at Geelong Gallery

View of Corporeal at Geelong Gallery

 

I’ll be presenting a free floor talk about the Corporeal exhibition at Geelong Gallery, 3pm Saturday 23 March 2013 – all are welcome to come along!

 

Rona Green, Nekromancer, linocut & hand colouring, 50 x 60 cm, edition 23

Rona Green, Nekromancer, linocut, ink and watercolour, 50 x 60 cm, edition 23

 


New Year Giveaway

 

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

 

Wishing you a wonderful 2013!

 

Rona Green_prints

 

To celebrate the new year it is my pleasure to present a giveaway.

Enter for a chance to win one of three ‘Rona Green bag and badges prize packs’.

 

Limited edition 'Tiago' bag by Rona Green

Shane showcasing one of Rona’s limited edition ‘Tiago’ bags

 

Freddie investigating a stockpile of Rona Green badges

Freddie investigating a stockpile of Rona Green badges

 

To enter the giveaway:

1. Be a follower of my blog

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Be one of my mailing list subscribers

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2. Leave a comment on the blog about why you would like to win a prize pack

Click on ‘Comment’ at the top of this post

(Please note: comments may not appear immediately as they must first be moderated).

 

Entries close at 6.00pm EST on Sunday 6 January 2013.

Three lucky winners will be announced in a blog post on Sunday night.

You’ve got to be in it to win it!

 

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

 


Good things come in small packages

 

Beaver Galleries_Small works exhibition invite

 


Taking a line for a walk…

 

‘Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see.’

- Paul Klee (1879-1940)

 

Paul Klee

 

Paul Klee, Der Held mit dem Flugel, 1905, etching

 

Paul Klee, Zwitschermaschine, 1922, monotype

 

‘There is no way to make a drawing – there is only drawing. Anything you can project as expressive in terms of drawing – ideas, metaphors, emotions, language structures – results from the act of doing. Drawing is a verb.’

- Richard Serra (b. 1939)

 

Richard Serra

 

Richard Serra, Lead Piece, 1968, lead

 

Richard Serra, Dreiser, 2010, paint stick on paper

 

On Saturday 28 July I had the pleasure of conducting a drawing workshop at Bendigo Art Gallery.

One of the workshop participants was Ann Jones, who has a morning show on ABC Radio.

Ann interviewed me for her morning show and you can see pictures of the workshop, read more about her experience, as well as listen to our conversation about drawing, via the ABC blog site by clicking here.

 

Rona Green, Ghost and Ghouls, 1994, monotype

 

Rona Green, Qazaq, 2011, ink and pencil on paper

 

I’ll leave you to enjoy a slice of the cross hatching King, Robert Crumb…

 

 


What’s going on

 

‘Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.’

- Iris Murdoch (1919-1999)

 

Iris Murdoch and John Bayley, writers, London, June 20, 1998 by Richard Avedon

 

I’ve got a bit going on at the moment.

The other day I was on the telly. I had been interviewed at the studio talking about my work for a TV program called Inside Art that airs on Channel 31 in Melbourne and Geelong. You can check out the interview on YouTube if you fancy:

 

 

Reference is made in the interview to my painting Bogeyman. He is one of my favourite characters.

 

Bogeyman, 2011, acrylic on canvas,  213.5 x 127 cm, by Rona Green, hanging out in the studio

 

Bogeyman was partly inspired by a love of the 1986 cinematic masterpiece Top Gun (which is compulsory viewing if you haven’t seen it already). Here is a taste for the uninitiated:

 

 

In particular the gawkishly endearing character Goose was an important touchstone for the creation of Bogeyman.

 

Goose and Maverick studying hard in Top Gun

 

Recently I have also popped up in the Blogosphere on Sounds Like Noise, the blog of sensational Jay-Dea Lopez.

Jay-Dea has created an evocative soundscape to aurally compliment my painting Greasy Rhys. It is a must hear so please click here to listen.

 

Rona Green, Greasy Rhys, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 112 x 91.5 cm

 

Stay tuned for more about Jay-Dea in future as we are concocting a project that will bring together astonishing art and scintillating sound as a special treat for the senses.

 

Travis Paterson (artist), me, Susi Muddiman (Tweed River Art Gallery Director) and Damian Kelly (Print Council of Australia General Manager)

 

Familiar Unfamiliar, an exhibition of prints by 45 Australian artists that I curated at the invitation of the Print Council of Australia to celebrate the PCA’s 45th anniversary, is on display at Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, New South Wales, until 12 August 2012.

You can view the Familiar Unfamiliar online catalogue via the Print Council of Australia website by clicking this link.

One of my favourite works in the show is Campfire Stories by Travis Paterson.

 

Travis Paterson, Campfire Stories, 2011, aquatint, 38 x 28 cm

 

Travis is also participating in one of my projects, Corporeal, a group exhibition of prints by 23 Australian artists, that will be up on the walls at Geelong Gallery during early 2013. But more about that next year.

 

Rona Green, The Great White, 2003, lightjet print, 12.7 x 17.8 cm, edition 6

 

A couple of my artworks, The Great White and The Duke, are part of Sentinels and showboats – milestones in print collecting, at Geelong Gallery, Victoria, running until 9 September 2012.

Prints by quite a few of my favourite artists such as Bea Maddock, Rew Hanks and Heather Shimmen, are included in Sentinels and showboats .

The exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of Geelong Gallery’s first acquisitive print prize and offers an opportunity to view the collection of award winning works acquired by the gallery over the history of the prize.

 

Rona Green, The Duke, 2008, linocut, ink & watercolour, 76 x 56 cm, edition 13

 

Methinks I have blitzed you with enough information so I shall now leave you to enjoy the velvet tones of Marvin Gaye…

 

 


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