If you are an avid exhibition goer, here are a few dates you might be interested in adding to your diary:
Chancing Your Arm
7 – 26 July 2015
35 Derby Street, Collingwood VIC 3066 Australia
A solo exhibition of prints, paintings and drawings by yours truly.
I’d love to see you at the official opening from 6-8pm on Tuesday 7 July 2015.
29 August – 18 October 2015
14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine VIC 3450 Australia
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 each work accompanied with soundscapes by Jay-Dea Lopez (curator).
19 September – 22 November 2015
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.
7 – 26 October 2015
43 Deakin Avenue, Mildura VIC 3502
14 November – 12 December 2015
7 Campbell Street, Collingwood VIC 3066 Australia
A print exchange folio exhibition of work by 47 artists, curated by Rona Green.
The participating artists are Louise Blyton, Mirranda Burton, Tom Civil, Michael Cleary, Elizabeth Cole, Paul Compton, Marisa Corral, Graeme Drendel, Michael Fitzgerald, Kate Gorringe-Smith, Rona Green, Andrew Gunnell, Rachel Hancock, Gregory Harrison, Chayni Henry, Nick Heynsbergh, Jackie Hocking, Ying Huang, Chris Ingham, Gemma Jones, 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, Julian Stow, Sophia Szilagyi, Lee Ward, Deborah Williams, Jessi Wong and Dominique Wylestone.
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Drum roll please…
The winners of a Rona Green miniature hand coloured linocut print are:
Thank you so very much to each of you who took the time to enter the competition. It was uplifting to read all of your thoughtful feedback.
There will be more opportunities to win arty stuff in future, so stay tuned…
It is my pleasure to present the chance to win one of two miniature hand coloured linocut prints by yours truly.
To enter the competition:
1. You must be a follower of this blog
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2. Leave a comment telling me in 33 words or less why you like my art and want to win a miniature print
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Entries close at 6.00pm AEST on Monday 1 June 2015.
The two competition winners will be announced in a blog post the next day.
“Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.”
“It wasn’t until I started reading and found books they wouldn’t let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else.”
If you happen to be a bit of a bookworm, like myself, you are always on the look out for the next good read.
So, I thought I’d share with you some interesting books that I discovered during the past year.
A rollicking read! John Waters – film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector – is also a fan. In Role Models, Waters profiles and ponders upon a host of his most beloved sub and pop culture idols, in his own particular way.
Take a wild and crazy ride through the life of performer Jayne (aka Wayne) County, through her own eyes. Jayne is definitely a character, entertainly revealing the difficulties of her early days to eventually rubbing shoulders with celebrities around the globe in a quest for fame, fortune, and fun times.
This is an exceptional publication. Insight into an artists practice is such a treat, and this book does especially well in conveying process pictorially and through written word. If you are an admirer of Bacon, as I am, it is a must add to your collection.
My Call to the Ring: A Memoir of a Girl Who Yearns to Box by Deirdre Gogarty with Darrelyn Saloom
Deirdre Gogarty tells of her childhood struggles, then how she had to overcome many obstacles as an adult, in order to become not only Ireland’s first female professional boxer but the Women’s Featherweight World Champion. I’m a fight fan and loved her story, though anyone will be able to relate to the effort required to reach a goal.
I’d not previously been super keen of Fischl’s paintings but had this autobiography recommended to me. Its content was a pleasant surprise, and I particularly appreciated the artists candid discussion of insecurities about his work and career. Not having prior knowledge about Fischl’s private life I found his book engrossing.
Quiet is quite the compelling read. In a nutshell it examines how introversion is underrated by society at large, and contemplates the value of introversion in a range of contexts and situations.
Hockney: Printmaker by Richard Lloyd
David Hockney is one of my all time favourite artists. So, needless to say, as soon as this book focussing on his prints came to my attention it was a must have. The catalogue is a fascinating overview of Hockney’s intensely dedicated investigation of numerous printmaking techniques.
Do you have a good read suggestion? Please share by leaving a comment.
Wishing you all the very best for a fun and rewarding 2015!
The purpose of Kate’s visit was to produce a documentary about my art practice as a resource for The Learning Connexion students.
Here is a link to the finished film for your interest –
And for your enjoyment here are some Girls On Film…
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