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
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.
24 June – 3 September 2017
42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550 Australia
Open 10am-5pm Tuesday – Sunday
Rona will be conducting a couple of public programs in conjunction with this exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery.
Meet the Artist
10.15am-11am Saturday 24 June 2017
Rona will present a talk in the exhibition space about why and how she makes her work.
This is a free event – all welcome.
Tattoo You: Drawing Workshop with Rona Green
10.30am-12.30pm Saturday 12 August 2017
Create a tattooed self-portrait. Suitable for any age and experience level. All materials supplied. Cost $15.
Champagne taste and lemonade pockets features hand coloured linocuts selected from the last decade of Rona’s printmaking practice including two new works hot off the press.
Entry to the exhibition is free.
Once old dog Byrd woke up from his afternoon nap today he carefully considered all the competition entries and decided the winner of the Rona Green bundle of special stuff is…
Byrd also decided to select a few runners-up who will receive a little consolation prize:
Winner and runners-up please contact me by clicking here and let me know where you would like your parcel posted to.
Thank you to everyone for making the effort to enter the competition and compose such heart-warming comments.
***COMPETITON IS NOW CLOSED***
Happy new year to you.
To celebrate the beginning of 2016 it is my pleasure to announce the opportunity for you to win a bundle of special Rona Green stuff including badges, a tea towel AND an original limited edition print!!!
How to enter the competition:
You must be a follower of this blog
(An existing or new follower – go to the ‘Follow This Blog’ info at the top right hand corner of this page to sign up)
Be one of my mailing list subscribers
(An existing or new subscriber – click here to join the Rona Green mailing list)
Leave a comment about why you would like to win the bundle of special stuff
(Click on ‘Leave a comment’ at the top of this blog post)
Entries close at 12 noon AEDT on Thursday 14 January 2016.
The competition winner will be announced in a blog post that evening.
***COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED***
14 November – 11 December 2015
7 Campbell Street, Collingwood VIC 3066 Australia
An exhibition of printmaking by 47 artists curated by Rona Green
Emma Armstrong-Porter, Louise Blyton, Mirranda Burton, Tom Civil, Michael Cleary, Elizabeth Cole, Leonie Connellan, Paul Compton, Marisa Corral, Graeme Drendel, Michael Fitzgerald, Kate Gorringe-Smith, Rona Green (curator), Andrew Gunnell, Gregory Harrison, Nick Heynsbergh, Jackie Hocking, Ying Huang, Chris Ingham, Shane Jones, Adrian Kellett, Helen Kennedy, Kate Knowles, Peter Lancaster, Nerissa Lea, Nina Magee, Soula Mantalvanos, Terry Matassoni, Cassie May, Aaron McLoughlin, Leonie Oakes, Sharron Okines, Travis Paterson, Jim Pavlidis, Penny Peckham, Cat Poljski, Nada Poljski, Georgina Ross, John Ryrie, Melinda Schawel, Mrs Stamp, Julian Stow, Sophia Szilagyi, Lee Ward, Deborah Williams, Jessi Wong & Dominique Wylestone
Exhibition photographs by Tim Gresham. Crowd shot by Rona.
Here is some info for you about a few group exhibitions my work is included in that you might be interested to check out…
29 August – 18 October 2015
14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine VIC 3450 Australia
Inking up is a slang term for getting a tattoo and also the printmaking process of inking a block in preparation for printing onto paper. Both techniques require bold outlines; one using a needle to embed ink under the skin, the other requiring tools to carve out areas that will not catch the ink.
Inking up poses the questions: Why do people get images tattooed on their body? Why do we define ourselves with statements which give an impression of who we are via symbols?
12 September – 24 October 2015
131 Molesworth Street, Lismore NSW 2480 Australia
A group exhibition of prints by G W Bot, Jan Davis, Rona Green, Alexi Keywan, Bruce Latimer, Travis Paterson and Michael Schlitz, and soundscapes by Jay-Dea Lopez (curator).
Auditory Visions is an exhibition where sound and vision meet. Seven printmakers were asked to create two pieces of work with the knowledge that it would be given an auditory companion composed by Jay-Dea Lopez in response to the images. Thus the visual work in Auditory Visions was created with the hum of imagined sounds within the artists’ minds.
You can click here to visit the Auditory Visions website, where you can view all of the artists prints and listen to the accompanying soundscapes by Jay-Dea Lopez that comprise this wonderful show.
19 September – 22 November 2015
Western Plains Cultural Centre
76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo NSW 2830 Australia
A group exhibition of prints by 40 artists exploring the animal in art, curated by Rona Green.
The participating artists are Sue Anderson, Rosalind Atkins, Jazmina Cininas, Paul Compton, Graeme Drendel, Philip Faulks, Angus Fisher, Dianne Fogwell, Kevin Foley, Alex Game, Alex Gillies, Franck Gohier, Janet Goldman, Jackie Gorring, Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Robert Hague, Gregory Harrison, Bill Hay, Kyoko Imazu, Sheridan Jones, Michael Kempson, Alexi Keywan, Jenny Kitchener, Deborah Klein, Patrice Mahoney, John Marshall, Aaron McLoughlin, Ros Meeker, Sharron Okines, Janet Parker-Smith, Graeme Peebles, David Rosengrave, John Ryrie, Heather Shimmen, Stephen Spurrier, Kati Thamo, Scott Trevelyan and Deborah Williams.