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

 

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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!

 


Wishing you a happy new year

 

Here’s to 2018!

If you are looking around for some exhibitions to visit at this time of year please find following a few suggestions for you.

 

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Rona Green, Rudy, 2017, hand coloured linocut, 28 x 19 cm

 

Champagne taste and lemonade pockets

On now until 4 March 2018

Benalla Art Gallery

Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla VIC 3672 Australia

Open Wednesday – Monday 10am-5pm (Closed Tuesdays), free entry

Tattoos, science fiction, B-grade movies and secret societies – this is the fodder of Rona Green, an artist renowned for her hand coloured linocut prints of anthropomorphic characters. Champagne taste and lemonade pockets presents a menagerie of identities drawn from the last decade of Rona’s printmaking practice.

Rona will be conducting a couple of drawing workshops on Wednesday 17 January 2018 in conjunction with this exhibition. If you would like to participate more information is available on the Benalla Art Gallery website public programs page.

 

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Crazy Daisy and The Duke, 2008, hand coloured linocuts, 76 x 56 cm each, by Rona Green are included in the exhibition Champagne taste and lemonade pockets at Benalla Art Gallery

 

Canicular Days

On now until 25 February 2018

Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

81 Hesse Street, Queenscliff VIC 3225 Australia

Open 7 days, 10am-5pm, free entry

Canicular Days is an exhibition of work by Rona Green, John Kelly, Michael Leunig, Soula Mantalvanos, Adam Nudelman, Lucinda Tanner, Deborah Williams and Joel Wolter.

Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop showcase the work of Australian printmakers as well as offering art and printmaking workshops. The gallery and workshop is housed in an 1868 Wesleyan church located west of Melbourne in the charming seaside Borough of Queenscliff.

For further details and to view the works on exhibition visit the Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop website.

 

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Hand coloured linocuts by Rona Green as part of the Canicular Days group exhibition at Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop (photo courtesy of QG&W)

 

Romancing the skull

On now until 28 January 2018

Art Gallery of Ballarat

40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350 Australia

Open 7 days, 10am-5pm, free entry

Romancing the skull looks at the depiction of the skull in art and examines why we continue to be so enamoured with this iconic symbol. The exhibition explores a range of themes including the skull as a reminder of our mortality, the use of the skull in addressing social and political issues, and the skull and crossbones as a symbol of piracy and rebellion.

Highlights of the exhibition include a Nuremberg Chronicle dating from 1493 depicting one of the earliest Danse Macabre (Dance of Death) images, and prints by Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913). It also includes works by contemporary Australian artists Rona Green, Sam Jinks and Ben Quilty and specially commissioned works by Fiona Hall, Reko Rennie and Sally Smart.

Art Gallery of Ballarat have produced a stunning, fully illustrated catalogue for Romancing the skull which is available for purchase via the gallery online shop.

 

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Leonid and Sergey, 2008, linocut and intaglio prints, 76 x 56 cm each, by Rona Green featured in the exhibition Romancing the skull at Art Gallery of Ballarat (photo courtesy of Deborah Klein)

 

If you are interested in staying up to date about future events you can join the Rona Green mailing list by clicking here – you’ll be sent exhibition invites as well as be advised about related activities and public programs.

All the best.