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

 

Rona Green

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

 

Rona Green_Chancing Your Arm_exhibition invitation

 

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!

 

 


Girl on film

 

A while back I was visited at my Abbotsford Convent studio by Kate Logan from The Learning Connexion.

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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One of each

 

One of each exhibition invite

 

A kooky rabbit named Vilém The Villain, by yours truly, on exhibition as part of the group show 'One of each' at Australian Galleries, Melbourne.

A kooky bespectacled rabbit named Vilém The Villain (by yours truly), on exhibition as part of the supersized group show ‘One of each’ at Australian Galleries, Melbourne, until Sunday 4 May 2014.

 


No Cure For Life

 

Rona Green

No Cure For Life

27 August – 15 September 2013

Australian Galleries

35 Derby Street, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

 

Australian Galleries reception area displaying works by Rona Green

Australian Galleries reception area displaying works by Rona Green

 

'Pearl', 'Vilém and Ludwig Jüngere' and 'Krzysztof and Rozhenko', 2013, pencil and ink drawings on paper by Rona Green

‘Pearl’, ‘Vilém and Ludwig Jüngere’ and ‘Krzysztof and Rozhenko’, 2013, pencil and ink drawings on paper by Rona Green

 

'Justus LaBeefe (199-0-1)', 2013, acrylic on canvas, 168 x 259 cm, by Rona Green

Rona Green, ‘Justus LaBeefe (199-0-1)’, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 168 x 259 cm

 

'Justus LaBeefe (199-0-1)', 'Bucky' and 'Greasy Rhys', 2013, acrylic on canvas paintings by Rona Green

‘Justus LaBeefe (199-0-1)’, ‘Bucky’, 2013 and ‘Greasy Rhys’, 2011, acrylic on canvas paintings by Rona Green

 

'Greasy Rhys', 2011, Bat Shit Crazy (Guano Loco) and 'Booger Sugar', 2013, acrylic on canvas paintings by Rona Green

‘Greasy Rhys’, 2011, Bat Shit Crazy (Guano Loco) and ‘Booger Sugar’, 2013, acrylic on canvas paintings by Rona Green

 

'Booger Sugar', 'Shitehawk Reep' and 'Jack Action', 2013, acrylic on canvas paintings by Rona Green

‘Booger Sugar’, ‘Shitehawk Reep’ and ‘Jack Action’, 2013, acrylic on canvas paintings by Rona Green

 

Rona Green, 'Jack Action', 2013, acrylic on canvas, 183 x 122 cm

Rona Green, ‘Jack Action’, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 183 x 122 cm

 

'Latti', 2010 and 'Poor Tom', 2013, hand coloured linocuts by Rona Green

‘Latti’, 2010 and ‘Poor Tom’, 2013, hand coloured linocuts by Rona Green

 

By Rona Green: 'Archie', 2012, hand coloured linocut; 'The Baron of G block', 2013, pen and ink drawing; 'Borislav', 'Lazer' and 'Leonty', 2013, hand coloured linocuts; 'Party Pie', 2013, pen and ink drawing; 'Nekromancer', 2012, hand coloured linocut

By Rona Green: ‘Archie’, 2012, hand coloured linocut; ‘The Baron of G block’, 2013, pen and ink drawing; ‘Borislav’, ‘Lazer’ and ‘Leonty’, 2013, hand coloured linocuts; ‘Party Pie’, 2013, pen and ink drawing; ‘Nekromancer’, 2012, hand coloured linocut

 

View of the exhibition 'No Cure For Life' by Rona Green

View of the exhibition ‘No Cure For Life’ by Rona Green

 

View of the exhibition 'No Cure For Life' by Rona Green

View of the exhibition ‘No Cure For Life’ by Rona Green

 

Photography: Jeremy Dillon, The Photography Department

 

"There's no cure for life." - Tony Soprano

James Gandolfini aka Tony Soprano

 

“There’s no cure for life.” – Tony Soprano

 


An interview with Alexi Keywan

 

Alexi Keywan, Until Tonight, etching

Alexi Keywan, Until Tonight, etching

 

Alexi Keywan is a Sydney born artist who currently resides in Lismore, Australia.

Her work depicts familiar environments that she deftly instils with an intriguing eeriness.

Recently Alexi took the time to provide me with an insight into her practice and other interests.

 

Alexi Keywan, The Passenger No. 11, pencil on paper

Alexi Keywan, The Passenger No. 11, pen on paper

 

Rona: Your art practice includes printmaking, painting and drawing. What do you like about working with a variety of different materials and techniques?

Alexi: The ability to make marks and create images from each medium that are unique to themselves – they all have different ‘atmospheres’. Each medium affords me a different kind of headspace.

 

Alexi Keywan, Sometime, Someplace, etching

Alexi Keywan, Sometime, Someplace, etching

 

R: Who has influenced and inspired your art?

A: Initially my father, sculptor Orest Keywan.

Off the top of my head… Euan Mcleod, John Beard, Karla Dickens, Aida Tomescu, William Kentridge, John Virtue, Vija Celmins, Kiki Smith, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Ed Ruscha, Edward Hopper, Robert Motherwell, Franz Kline, James McNeil Whistler and Francisco de Goya.

Also lecturers and staff from National Art School, Sydney, particularly from the Print department (where I became a part of the furniture after seven consecutive years).

 

R: When you are making art do you prefer to work in silence or be listening to something?

A: Ever since I can remember, making any kind of art has enabled me to retreat from the world and create my own. I can’t imagine not having a ‘soundtrack’ to this. I think in art school I garnered a reputation as being busy and unapproachable due to the music driven print frenzies I’d get in to. At the moment it’s Frank Sinatra on the way to the studio and then something like Dirty Three or Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

 

Alexi Keywan, The Passenger No. 12, pencil on paper

Alexi Keywan, The Passenger No. 12, pen on paper

 

R: What are a few of your favourite things?

A: Solo road trips, travelling, boxing, tattooing and being tattooed, taking photos of concrete and steel.

 

R: Do you have a favourite gallery or museum?

A: I pretty much grew up in The Australian Museum (Orest worked there), and gallery wise it really depends on what is on.

 

R: What about your favourite art making material?

A: Etching copper because of the variables involved, but then on another day it could be drawing… or painting.

 

R: And your favourite food to eat after a big day in the studio?

A: Chocolate.

R: Snap!

Finally, congratulations Alexi on recently winning the 13th CPM National Print Award with your etching, You Are Here.

 

Alexi Keywan, You Are Here, etching

Alexi Keywan, You Are Here, etching

 

Alexi will be exhibiting prints and drawings at Australian Galleries, 35 Derby Street, Collingwood, VIC, 3066, from 27 August to 15 September 2013.

 

You can also view Alexi in conversation with Michel Lawrence from The Stock Rooms on YouTube: