Wishing you a happy new yearPosted: 2 January 2018 Filed under: Exhibitions | Tags: art, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Benalla Art Gallery, exhibitions, linocuts, printmaking, Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop, Rona Green, works on paper 4 Comments
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.
Champagne taste and lemonade pockets
On now until 4 March 2018
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.
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.
Romancing the skull
On now until 28 January 2018
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.
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.
Wishing you an artful 2018 Rona.
Trust you are enjoying life in The Hills.
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Thank you Ann, hope you’re good.
Happy New Year!🎊🎉💫🐾🐾
Wagnificient shows to visit & the workshops sound pawsitvely wooftastic! !
3 bum swings! 3 more!💜
Hope you have a fabulous 2018.