That’s entertainment

 

Hope you’re good and that you are enjoying 2019!

 

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Prints and drawings by Rona Green included in Summer Selection at Australian Galleries 2018-19

 

Here are a few recommendations for your consideration if you’re looking for some art related entertainment to kick off your year:

 

Exhibitions

 

Summer Selection at Australian Galleries

28 and 35 Derby Street, Collingwood VIC 3066 Australia

Until 19 February 2019

A group exhibition of works by Australian Galleries artists

 

Mirka Mora: Pas De Deux – Drawings and Dolls at Heide Museum of Modern Art

7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen VIC 3105 Australia

Until 24 March 2019

An exhibition commemorating the life and work of Australian artist Mirka Mora which is nothing short of amazing.

 

Anna Boghiguian at Tate St Ives

St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG UK

8 February – 6 May 2019

This retrospective exhibition is on the dream list (if only I could transport myself to the UK à la Star Trek!).

 

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Anna Boghiguian at Museum der Moderne Salzburg

 

Books creativity / businessy stuff

 

Creative Habit: Learn it and use it for life by Twyla Tharp

The dancing queen of routine gives you the low down on being productive.

 

Art Money Success by Maria Brophy

A text book on how to get your arse into gear and make a living as an artist.

 

On Being An Artist by Michael Craig-Martin

A mix of memoir and instruction this is a candid, enjoyable, useful read.

 

Books contemporary art and art history

 

Old in Art School by Nell Painter

Only recently finished this book and I savoured every word. It is a beautifully written sharing of the ups and downs encountered when choosing to take a new direction in life.

 

Modernists and Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters by Martin Gayford

Every book I’ve read written by Martin Gayford I have thoroughly relished, and this one is about some of my favourite artists making it all the more riveting.

 

Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler – Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art by Mary Gabriel

Abstract Expressionism has always been of interest to me (especially the work of Helen Frankenthaler), and this book is extremely enlightening.

 

Books artists work

 

Kiki Smith: Prints, Books and Things by Wendy Weitman

Published to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2003-04 be sure to check out the accompanying website for the show.

 

Kerry James Marshall by Charles Gaines, Laurence Rassel and Greg Tate

A marvellous book. You can also learn more about the work of Kerry James Marshall on The Modern Art Notes Podcast (he is fantastic and delightful to listen to)  – here and here.

 

A Printmaker’s Cookbook – Images in Relief by Dianne Fogwell

As Sasha Grishin describes it, this is a “how Fogwell did it book”. Absolutely fabulous.

 

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Dianne Fogwell at Geelong Gallery

 

Documentaries

 

Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World directed by Barry Avrich

A tantalising / tormenting exposé depending on your vantage point!

 

Hairy Who and The Chicago Imagists directed by Leslie Buchbinder

Love!!! As well here is a link to a clip of artist Jim Nutt talking and painting.

 

Art21 series by PBS

You can purchase this series on good ol’ DVD via Amazon, etc., plus the Art21 website has tons of resources to pleasurably trawl through.

 

You can also watch a short doco about my work if you’ve got 22 minutes to spare.

 

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Gladys Nilsson and Jim Nutt

 

Podcasts

 

Talking with Painters hosted by Maria Stoljar

Maria Stoljar asks Australian painters all you ever wanted to know in a relaxed conversational way, and the show notes for this podcast are excellent.

 

Artists Helping Artists hosted by Leslie Saeta

Almost a decade of AHA episodes to scour for ideas about art marketing as well as plenty of interviews with artists (with a particular focus on plein air painters). Leslie Saeta is always accompanied by a co-host making this an informal yet informative style podcast.

 

Bench Talk hosted by Tom Gerrard

As Tom Gerrard is an artist himself he is great at squeezing out as much info possible from his diverse range of creative guests.

 

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Tom Gerrard

 

Instagram

 

Here’s just a handful of the engaging artists I follow:

@paulcomptonart

@deborahwilliamsartist

@ahc_mcdonald

@angusfisherart

@rachel_derum

@danwitheyart

 

And you can follow me on Insta too – @ronagreenart

 

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Prints by Rona Green featured in the Maroondah City Council San Carlos Art Boxes 2018-19

 

Cheerio!

 

 


My Monster: The Human-Animal Hybrid

 

In case you missed the exhibition My Monster: The Human-Animal Hybrid at RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 29 June – 18 August 2018, here is a selection of installation shots for your viewing pleasure.

 

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RMIT Gallery, Swanston Street view

 

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RMIT Gallery entrance

 

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My Monster: The Human-Animal Hybrid at RMIT Gallery

 

Curated by Evelyn Tsitas, My Monster: The Human-Animal Hybrid examined the artistic representation of the human-animal hybrid from mythology to movies; taxidermy to biotechnology; painting and photography to multi-sensory immersive sound installations.

 

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My Monster: The Human-Animal Hybrid at RMIT Gallery

 

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Eko Nugroho and Rona Green

 

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My Monster: The Human-Animal Hybrid introduction by Evelyn Tsitas

 

The exhibiting artists included Rose Agnew, Jane Alexander, Janet Beckhouse, Peter Booth, Jazmina Cininas, Kate Clark, Catherine Clover, Beth Croce, Julia deVille, Heri Dono, Peter Ellis, Moira Finucane & Shinjuku Thief, Rona Green, Ai Hasegawa, Rayner Hoff, Sam Jinks, Deborah Kelly, Bharti Kher, Deborah Klein, Oleg Kulik, Sam Leach, Norman Lindsay, Sidney Nolan, Eko Nugroho, Kira O’Reilly & Jennifer Willet, Patricia Piccinini, Geoffrey Ricardo, Lisa Roet, Mithu Sen, Maja Smrekar & Manuel Vason, Ronnie van Hout, (((20hz))).

 

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Geoffrey Ricardo

 

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Peter Booth

 

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Jazmina Cininas

 

You can click here to read ‘Animal Instinct: our long fascination with hybrids’, a review of the My Monster exhibition by Kylie Northover published in The Age.

 

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Peter Ellis

 

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Beth Croce

 

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Deborah Klein

 

Installation views My Monster: The Human-Animal Hybrid, RMIT Gallery, Photography by Mark Ashkanasy © RMIT Gallery.

 


All over the place

 

Very excited to share with you details about a few group exhibitions…

 

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Rona Green, Nastja, 2017, hand coloured linocut, 57 x 57 cm, edition 23

 

Habitat

24 May – 24 June 2018

West Gallery Thebarton

32 West Thebarton Road, Thebarton SA 5031 Australia

Open Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm, free entry

Habitat is an audio-visual exhibition combining the work of nine Australian printmakers, including GW Bot, Jan Davis, Graham Fransella, Rona Green, Alexi Keywan, Martin King, Bruce Latimer, Travis Paterson and Melissa Smith, with corresponding interpretive soundscapes by curator and artist Jay-Dea Lopez.

The exhibition officially opens at West Gallery Thebarton in Adelaide at 6pm on Friday 25 May and runs until Sunday 24 June 2018.

 

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Rona Green, Wayno and Bazza, 2018, hand coloured linocut, 32 x 50 cm, edition 17

 

Turn three times before laying down

2 June – 15 July 2018

Gallery 152

152 Avon Terrace, York WA 6302 Australia

Open 7 days 10am – 3pm, closed public holidays, free entry

Turn three times before laying down is an exhibition of work about the animal world by Mikaela Castledine, Stephen Castledine, Megan Evans, Rona Green, Kyoko Imazu, Mandy Renard and Deborah Williams, curated by Leonie Oakes.

 

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Rona Green, Pascal, 2017, hand coloured linocut, 57 x 57 cm, edition 23

 

My Monster: The Human Animal Hybrid

29 June – 18 August 2018

RMIT Gallery

344 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

Open Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm, Thursday 11am – 7pm, Saturday 12pm – 5pm, closed Sunday and public holidays, free entry

My Monster is an exhibition that celebrates the 200th anniversary year of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein and the enduring fascination with the human animal hybrid, curated by Evelyn Tsitas.

The exhibiting artists include Jane Alexander (South Africa), Rose Agnew, Janet Beckhouse, Peter Booth, Jazmina Cininas, Kate Clark (USA), Catherine Clover, Beth Croce, Julia deVille, Heri Dono (ID), Peter Ellis, Rona Green, Moira Finucane, Rayner Hoff, Ronnie van Hout, Sam Jinks, Deborah Kelly, Bharti  Kher (IND),  Deborah Klein, Oleg Kulik (Ukraine / Russia), Sam Leach, Norman Lindsay, Sidney Nolan,  Eko Nugroho (ID), Patricia Piccinini, Kira O’Reilly & Jennifer Willet (Ireland / Canada), Lisa Roet, Geoffrey Ricardo, Mithu Sen (IND), Maja Smrekar (Slovenia) and Ronnie Van Hout, (((20hz))).

Rona will be taking part in a talk about the exhibition at RMIT Gallery from 12.30pm – 1.30pm on Friday 6 July 2018 and all are welcome to attend.

 

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Rona Green, Dusty Rhodes, 2011, hand coloured linocut, 76 x 56 cm, edition 23

 

If you’re keen to hear about future events you can sign up to the Rona Green mailing list by clicking here – you’ll be sent exhibition invitations as well as info about related activities and public programs. And if you provide a postal address you’ll also receive a new subscriber welcome parcel of goodies.

 


Rona Green: The thrill of it all at Australian Galleries Melbourne

 

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Rona Green: The thrill of it all

27 March – 22 April 2018

Australian Galleries Melbourne

28 Derby Street

Collingwood VIC 3066 Australia

Open 7 days 10am – 6pm

Free entry

 

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Exhibition events at Australian Galleries:

Artist talk

2pm Saturday 21 April 2018

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Meet the artist

2pm – 4pm Sunday 22 April 2018

All welcome

 

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Exhibition paraphernalia:

You can view the exhibition catalogue by clicking here.

You can view images and details of all the works in the exhibition by clicking here.

If you can’t get to the show but would like some exhibition related materials mailed to you send me a message to request a parcel and I’ll get one to you.

 

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Photography by Tim Gresham.

 


Meet the artist

 

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Rona and The thrill of it all at Australian Galleries Melbourne

 

If your future plans include seeing my current exhibition Rona Green: The thrill of it all at Australian Galleries in Melbourne, and you would like to say hi when you visit, I will be at the gallery during the following times:

Sunday 8 April 1pm – 3pm

Saturday 14 April 3.30pm – 5pm

Sunday 22 April 2pm – 4pm

 

Alternatively you may like to drop in and hear my artist talk at the gallery:

Saturday 21 April 2pm

I’ll be discussing concepts and techniques, and answering any questions you may have. There will be a little goody bag gift for attendees as well as drinks and sweets.

 

Rona Green: The thrill of it all

27 March – 22 April 2018

Australian Galleries Melbourne

28 Derby Street

Collingwood VIC 3066 Australia

Open 7 days 10am – 6pm

Free entry

 

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Rona Green: The thrill of it all at Australian Galleries Melbourne

 

If you are unable to make it to The thrill of it all you can click here to view all the work on show via the Australian Galleries website.

 

Photography by Tim Gresham.

 


You’re invited to ‘The thrill of it all’

 

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You are most warmly invited to

 

Rona Green

The thrill of it all

An exhibition of prints, paintings, poppets and drawings

 

Official opening 6pm – 8pm Tuesday 27 March 2018

 

Australian Galleries Melbourne

28 Derby Street

Collingwood VIC 3066 Australia

 

You are also most welcome to attend my artist talk at the gallery from 2pm on Saturday 21 April 2018.

I’ll be discussing the ideas behind the work and how it was made, and answering any questions you may wish to ask. There will be a little goody bag gift for attendees as well as drinks to sip and sweets to savour whilst contemplating the art on offer.

 

The thrill of it all runs until Sunday 22 April 2018

Australian Galleries Melbourne is open 7 days 10am – 6 pm

Note: closed Good Friday and open Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10am – 4pm

Free entry

 

If you would like to download The thrill of it all exhibition catalogue you can do so via my website news page by clicking this link.

 

Hope to see you at the show!