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.

 


Rona Green: Champagne taste and lemonade pockets solo exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery

 

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Rona Green: Champagne taste and lemonade pockets being installed at Bendigo Art Gallery by Lead Technician Ryan Allen (photo courtesy of Jessica Bridgfoot)

 

Rona Green

Champagne taste and lemonade pockets

24 June – 3 September 2017

Bendigo Art Gallery

42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550 Australia

Open 10am-5pm Tuesday – Sunday

 

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Bendigo Art Gallery

 

Rona will be conducting a couple of public programs in conjunction with this exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery.

 

1.

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.

Click here for more information.

 

2.

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.

Click here for further details or to make a booking.

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 


Magical

 

Magical exhibition invitation

 

Neospace gallery

 

Magical

14 November – 11 December 2015

Neospace

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

 

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Left – right: Michael Fitzgerald, Kate Gorringe-Smith, Rona Green, Andrew Gunnell & Greg Harrison

 

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Foreground left – right: Louise Jennison, Gracia Haby , Deborah Klein, Leonie Connellan and Shane Jones at the opening celebration of Magical at Neospace

 

Exhibition photographs by Tim Gresham. Crowd shot by Rona.

 

You can click this link if you would like to view the Magical exhibition catalogue.

 

 


Inky sights and sounds

 

Here is some info for you about a few group exhibitions my work is included in that you might be interested to check out…

 

Prints by Deborah Klein, Clayton Tremlett and Rona Green included in the exhibition Inking Up

Prints by Deborah Klein, Clayton Tremlett and Rona Green included in the Inking Up exhibition

 

Inking Up

29 August – 18 October 2015

Castlemaine Art Gallery

14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine VIC 3450 Australia

Inking up presents the work of three linocut printmakers:  Rona Green, Deborah Klein and Clayton Tremlett (curator) at Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum.

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?

 

Rona Green, Shitehawk, 2015, hand coloured linocut, 76 x 56 cm

Rona Green, Shitehawk, 2015, hand coloured linocut, 76 x 56 cm

 

Auditory Visions

12 September – 24 October 2015

Lismore Regional Gallery

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).

 

Rona Green, Dirck 'Foo-Foo' De Cock, 2015, hand coloured linocut, 76 x 56 cm

Rona Green, Dirck ‘Foo-Foo’ De Cock, 2015, hand coloured linocut, 76 x 56 cm

 

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.

 

Rona Green, Brett, 2014, hand coloured linocut, 38 x 28 cm

Rona Green, Brett, 2014, hand coloured linocut, 38 x 28 cm

 

Beastarium

19 September – 22 November 2015

Dubbo Regional Gallery

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.

 

Beastarium: a print exchange folio by 40 artists curated by Rona Green in 2014. Clockwise from bottom right: colophon and prints by Michael Kempson, Deborah Williams, Sue Anderson, Bill Hay, Jazmina Cininas, Rona Green and Stephen Spurrier - Dubbo Regional Gallery Art Collection

Beastarium: a print exchange folio by 40 artists curated by Rona Green. Clockwise from bottom right: colophon and prints by Michael Kempson, Deborah Williams, Sue Anderson, Bill Hay, Jazmina Cininas, Rona Green and Stephen Spurrier – Dubbo Regional Gallery Art Collection

 

 


Rona Green: Chancing Your Arm exhibition at Australian Galleries

 

The opening night of the Chancing Your Arm exhibition at Australian Galleries Melbourne

The opening night of the Chancing Your Arm exhibition at Australian Galleries Melbourne

 

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Chancing Your Arm

7 – 26 July 2015

Australian Galleries Melbourne

35 Derby Street, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

Open 7 days 10am – 6pm

 

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Australian Galleries reception area displaying works by Rona Green

 

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Another view of the Australian Galleries reception area with works by Rona Green

 

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Pencil and ink drawings on paper by Rona Green at the entrance of Australian Galleries

 

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‘Tela’, ‘Curl’ and ‘Bo’ hanging out at Australian Galleries

 

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‘Zulu’ surrounded by his harem of rabbit and cat flash monotypes at the entrance to the main gallery

 

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‘Marty (rhymes with party)’, ‘Dirck De Cock’, ‘Booger Sugar’, ‘Tomas’, ‘King of Punchbowl’ and ‘Brett’ by Rona Green

 

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‘Submission Magician’, ‘Shitehawk vs. Dirck ‘Foo-Foo’ De Cock’, ‘Mr Correct (Hank)’, ‘Maestro’ and ‘SMF’ by Rona Green

 

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View of the exhibition ‘Chancing Your Arm’ by Rona Green at Australian Galleries Melbourne 2015

 

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‘Brett’ and ‘Jacquy’ by Rona Green

 

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‘SMF’, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 168 cm, and Rona watching his back…

 

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A view of the exhibition ‘Chancing Your Arm’ and Rona in situ at Australian Galleries Melbourne 2015

 

Photography by Tim Gresham

 

Lord Alan Sugar

Lord Alan Sugar

 

“…you’ve come here to chance your arm, but I’m afraid to say, it’s the end of the road really.” – Lord Alan Sugar

 

 


Chancing Your Arm

 

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You are most warmly invited to

 

Rona Green

Chancing Your Arm

An exhibition of prints, drawings and paintings

 

Official opening 6pm-8pm Tuesday 7 July 2015

 

Australian Galleries

35 Derby Street

Collingwood VIC 3066 Australia

 

If you would like to view the exhibition catalogue online just click this link.

 

You are also invited to attend an artist talk at 2pm on Saturday 18 July 2015.

I’ll be discussing the work on exhibition and answering any questions you may wish to ask, and there will be goody bags!

 

Exhibition runs until Sunday 26 July 2015

Gallery open 7 days 10am – 6pm

Free entry – all welcome

 

Hope you can see the show!