Workshops are go!

 

“Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.”

Cecil B. DeMille

 

Rona Green_workshops flyer

 

Simply click here for all the info.

 

 


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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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

 


Two for one

 

RGreen_NCFL_invite

 

AKeywan_SPE_invite

 

Free entry, all welcome!

 


Taking a line for a walk…

 

‘Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see.’

Paul Klee (1879-1940)

 

Paul Klee

 

Paul Klee, Der Held mit dem Flugel, 1905, etching

 

Paul Klee, Zwitschermaschine, 1922, monotype

 

‘There is no way to make a drawing – there is only drawing. Anything you can project as expressive in terms of drawing – ideas, metaphors, emotions, language structures – results from the act of doing. Drawing is a verb.’

Richard Serra (b. 1939)

 

Richard Serra

 

Richard Serra, Lead Piece, 1968, lead

 

Richard Serra, Dreiser, 2010, paint stick on paper

 

On Saturday 28 July I had the pleasure of conducting a drawing workshop at Bendigo Art Gallery.

One of the workshop participants was Ann Jones, who has a morning show on ABC Radio.

Ann interviewed me for her morning show and you can see pictures of the workshop, read more about her experience, as well as listen to our conversation about drawing, via the ABC blog site by clicking here.

 

Rona Green, Ghost and Ghouls, 1994, monotype

 

Rona Green, Qazaq, 2011, ink and pencil on paper

 

I’ll leave you to enjoy a slice of the cross hatching King, Robert Crumb…

 

 


Cover girl

 

Portrait of Joan Jett by Andy Lang

 

Recently I was asked by Andy Lang from the band Bits of Shit to create some cover artwork for their album Cut Sleeves.

 

Bits of Shit

 

It was an honour to make a portrait of Andy’s dog, Joan “Jett” Lang, for this purpose.

 

Joan “Jett” Lang

 

The artwork was inspired by Joan, and her rockin’ namesake Joan Jett.

 

Joan Jett

 

Further inspiration came from the album title Cut Sleeves, which is a reference to the denim stylings of the funkalicious Afrika Bambaataa.

 

Afrika Bambaataa

 

Add a pinch of Tahiti Felix tattoo flavour and it’s all good.

 

Tahiti Felix with a throng of illustrated men

 

And here is the finished product by yours truly.

 

Rona Green, Portrait of Joan, 2012, ink, watercolour and tea wash, 50 x 50 cm – artwork for the cover of the album Cut Sleeves by Bits of Shit

 

To finish, enjoy this clip for the ditty Dirty Bomb by Bits of Shit featuring the lovely Joan “Jett” Lang.

 

 

Rock on!