It’s show time!

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You are cordially invited to

Rona Green

A little bit

An exhibition of 13 hand coloured linocut prints

Official opening 11am – 5pm Saturday 14 November 2020

Australian Galleries Melbourne

28 Derby Street

Collingwood VIC Australia 3066

Free entry – all welcome

I’d love to see you there!

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I’ll also be at Australian Galleries for meet and greet sessions:

Sunday 22 November 2pm – 4pm

Saturday 28 November 2pm – 4pm

Sunday 6 December 3pm – 5pm

And of course you can visit the show any other time as Australian Galleries is open 7 days 10am – 6pm.

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You can view the exhibition catalogue online by clicking here

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To view the show online you can visit the Australian Galleries website.

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A little bit runs until 6 December 2020.

Hope you enjoy the show!

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Keep on keeping on

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Hope you are going ok at the moment. Please find following links to a bunch of things to check out online to keep you entertained.

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Rona Green, Lambeau, 2020, hand coloured linocut, 48 x 56 cm

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For your ears

How I Found My Voice with Samira Ahmed

Literally! with Rob Lowe

David Tennant Does a Podcast With…

Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso

Judith Lucy – Overwhelmed & Dying

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Stuff to read

How To Be An Artist by Jerry Saltz

Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration by David Wojnarowicz

Yoko Ono: Half-A-Wind Show – A Retrospective by Ingrid Pfeiffer and Max Hollein

Ceramics for Beginners: Animals & Figures by Susan Halls

Chromatopia – An Illustrated History of Colour by David Coles

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TV shows and docos

Portrait Artist of the Year 2020

Home Is Where The Art Is

Masters of Photography – Diane Arbus

Basquiat: Rage to Riches

Unstoppable. Sean Scully and the Art of Everything

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For the kiddywinks

The Kitchen Table Classroom

Babble Dabble Do

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Very best wishes and take care.

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On and on it goes…

 

If you are housebound (hello Melburnians!) or still choosing to spend time a lot of time indoors, here’s a few recommendations for entertaining yourself, if you’re looking for tips.

 

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Rona Green, Foxy and Wanda, 2020, hand coloured linocut, 28 x 50 cm

 

Art Galleries – online

Australian Galleries have exhibitions online for you to view at your leisure.

Check out the McClelland National Small Sculpture Awards catalogue via the McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery website.

Hauser & Wirth have launched an online exhibition program that includes virtual tours.

If you like digging deep, you can explore public gallery collections online such as Geelong Gallery and Gippsland Art Gallery in Australia, as well as the international collections of the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands and Museo del Prado in Spain.

And for the wee ones check out Tate Kids.

 

Podcasts

Only Artists BBC Radio 4 conversation series.

Grounded with Louis Theroux.

Recording Artists Season 1 Radical Women.

Homo Sapiens by Alan Cumming and Christopher Sweeney.

The Jealous Curator interviews.

 

Books – Kindle editions

The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone By Olivia Laing.

Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews by Calvin Tomkins.

Just Kids by Patti Smith.

The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal.

Hockney: The Biography Volume 1 and Volume 2 by Christopher Simon Sykes.

 

Stuff to watch

Celebrity Painting Challenge from the BBC.

Life Drawing Live via SBS on demand (Australian and UK versions).

What do artists do all day? series.

A Picture of the Painter Howard Hodgkin documentary.

And if you have a library card get yourself a free Kanopy Films account to access loads of documentaries and movies.

 

That’s all for now. Wishing you well!

 


Picking a winner… (s)

 

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Oomi the Greyhound says ‘hello’

 

Thank you to all who entered the Cockhead Quarantine Giveaway!

 

Oomi and I were overwhelmed by the response and thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments, it was a real treat. We very much appreciate all your effort.

 

It was no easy task but Oomi and myself have selected two prize pack winners, and they are:

dorisdorid

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Felicity Wilkins

Congrats!

Please message me to advise your current postal address details and I’ll mail your prize pack asap.

 

And as a sweetener every entrant will receive a runner-up goody pack in the mail as all your comments were lovely, thank you!

Note – I couldn’t pinpoint Rona Green mailing list subscriber details for the following entrants:

Delphine

Georgie

and

Lauren

Please message me to let me know your full name and postal address if you’d like to receive a goody pack.

 

That’s it for now but if you are a fan of giveaways keep a look out for more in future on the Rona Green artist Facebook page and my @ronagreenart Instagram account.

 

Many thanks for your ongoing support, and all the best.

 


Cockhead Quarantine Giveaway!

 

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It’s time… for a Cockhead Quarantine Giveaway!

You can enter for a chance to win one of two prize packs that include a Cockhead tote bag (the last remaining of my stock), badges, magnets, postcards and bookmarks.

 

Oomi and Rona Green prize pack

Oomi showcasing a prize pack

 

To enter the giveaway:

1. Be a follower of ronagreenblog.com

2. Be one of my mailing list subscribers – existing or new – if you aren’t yet a subscriber click here to sign up

3. Leave a comment on this blog post about which of my pictures is your favourite and why – you can view work on my website gallery to select your favourite by clicking here

 

Entries close at 11.59pm (AEST) on Thursday 30 April 2020.

Each entry will be reviewed by myself and studio assistant Oomi the Greyhound to select the two prize pack winners.

 

Winners will be announced in a blog post on Friday 1 May 2020.

Thank you for your interest and good luck!

 

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Time to unwind

 

Seems like it’s a good time to be indoors so here’s some arty stuff online you might enjoy…

 

Rona Green

 

Easy listening

Pine Copper Lime – The internet’s number one printmaking podcast. You can listen to me chat about my work as well as choose from many other episodes with wonderful printmakers. The website also has articles about the artists featured for you to read.

NAVA: In Conversation – Artists, curators and organisations discussing critical issues and ideas relating to the arts.

Talk Art – A podcast dedicated to the world of art hosted by Actor Russell Tovey and Gallerist Robert Diament.

National Gallery of Art Conversations with Artists Series – This series began in 1985 to highlight contemporary artists whose work is featured in exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art, USA.

 

Reading to do

Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting by Catherine Lampert – A chronicle of the artist’s life and career.

I’ll Never Write My Memoirs by Grace Jones – In the book, Grace takes us on a journey from her upbringing in Jamaica to her heyday in Paris and New York in the 70s and 80s, all the way to present-day London.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: A Biography by Burt Chernow – An intimate portrait of this artistic team (worth looking on ebay to get this book for a reasonable price).

Songwriters on Songwriting and More Songwriters on Songwriting by Paul Zollo – Two volumes where songwriters of our time offer their thoughts, feelings, and opinions on their art.

 

Things to watch

Crown Point Press Magical Secrets – A series of short videos documenting artists working at the printmaking studio.

Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry – A feature length documentary exploring the roots of American tattooing through the life Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins.

Who’s Afraid of Conceptual Art? – A BBC documentary where Dr James Fox embarks on an open-minded guide to historical and contemporary conceptual art.

The Great Pottery Throwdown – A TV series where potters from around the United Kingdom travel to Stoke-on-Trent, the home of pottery, for a competition to become top potter. Check out Season 1, Season 2 and Season 3 – you’ll never leave the couch!

 

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Rona Green, Ddraig, 2019, hand coloured linocut, 39 x 37 cm

 

All the best to you and yours – stay safe and sound.