All over the place

 

Very excited to share with you details about a few upcoming group exhibitions…

 

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

 

Habitat

24 May – 24 June 2018

West Gallery Thebarton

32 West Thebarton Road, Thebarton SA 5031 Australia

Open Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm, free entry

Habitat is an audio-visual exhibition combining the work of nine Australian printmakers, including GW Bot, Jan Davis, Graham Fransella, Rona Green, Alexi Keywan, Martin King, Bruce Latimer, Travis Paterson and Melissa Smith, with corresponding interpretive soundscapes by curator and artist Jay-Dea Lopez.

The exhibition officially opens at West Gallery Thebarton in Adelaide at 6pm on Friday 25 May and runs until Sunday 24 June 2018.

 

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Rona Green, Wayno and Bazza, 2018, hand coloured linocut, 32 x 50 cm, edition 17

 

Turn three times before laying down

2 June – 15 July 2018

Gallery 152

152 Avon Terrace, York WA 6302 Australia

Open 7 days 10am – 3pm, closed public holidays, free entry

Turn three times before laying down is an exhibition of work about the animal world by Mikaela Castledine, Stephen Castledine, Megan Evans, Rona Green, Kyoko Imazu, Mandy Renard and Deborah Williams, curated by Leonie Oakes.

 

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

 

My Monster: The Human Animal Hybrid

29 June – 18 August 2018

RMIT Gallery

344 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

Open Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm, Thursday 11am – 7pm, Saturday 12pm – 5pm, closed public holidays, free entry

My Monster is an exhibition that celebrates the 200th anniversary year of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein and the enduring fascination with the human animal hybrid, curated by Evelyn Tsitas.

The exhibiting artists include Jane Alexander (South Africa), Rose Agnew, Janet Beckhouse, Peter Booth, Jazmina Cininas, Kate Clark (USA), Catherine Clover, Beth Croce, Julia deVille, Heri Dono (ID), Peter Ellis, Rona Green, Moira Finucane, Rayner Hoff, Ronnie van Hout, Sam Jinks, Deborah Kelly, Bharti  Kher (IND),  Deborah Klein, Oleg Kulik (Ukraine / Russia), Sam Leach, Norman Lindsay, Sidney Nolan,  Eko Nugroho (ID), Patricia Piccinini, Kira O’Reilly & Jennifer Willet (Ireland / Canada), Lisa Roet, Geoffrey Ricardo, Mithu Sen (IND), Maja Smrekar (Slovenia) and Ronnie Van Hout, (((20hz))).

Rona will be taking part in a talk about the exhibition at RMIT Gallery from 12.30pm – 1.30pm on Friday 6 July 2018 and all are welcome to attend.

 

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Rona Green, Dusty Rhodes, 2011, hand coloured linocut, 76 x 56 cm, edition 23

 

If you’re keen to hear about future events you can sign up to the Rona Green mailing list by clicking here – you’ll be sent exhibition invitations as well as info about related activities and public programs. And if you provide a postal address you’ll also receive a new subscriber welcome parcel of goodies.

 


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.

 


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

 

 


It’s all happening in the not too distant future…

 

 

If you are an avid exhibition goer, here are a few dates you might be interested in adding to your diary:

 

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Rona Green

Chancing Your Arm

7 – 26 July 2015

Australian Galleries

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.

All welcome!

 

Work in progress for 'Chancing Your Arm' at Rona's studio

Work in progress for ‘Chancing Your Arm’ at Rona’s studio

 

2.

Inking Up

29 August – 18 October 2015

Castlemaine Art Gallery

14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine VIC 3450 Australia

A group exhibition of prints that investigate use of the tattoo as a motif including work by Rona Green, Deborah Klein and Clayton Tremlett (curator).

 

3.

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 each work accompanied with soundscapes by Jay-Dea Lopez (curator).

 

Rona Green, Shitehawk vs. Dirck 'Foo-Foo' De Cock, 2015, hand coloured linocut, 72 x 108 cm, edition 17

Rona Green, Shitehawk vs. Dirck ‘Foo-Foo’ De Cock, 2015, hand coloured linocut, 72 x 108 cm, edition 17

 

4.

Beastarium

19 September – 22 November 2015

Dubbo Regional Gallery

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.

 

5.

Allusion

7 – 26 October 2015

The Art Vault

43 Deakin Avenue, Mildura VIC 3502

Australia A group exhibition of 2D and 3D works on paper by Paul Compton, Rona Green, Franky Howell and Sheridan Jones.

 

Rona Green, Brett, 2014, hand coloured linocut, 38 x 28 cm, edition 40

Rona Green, Brett, 2014, hand coloured linocut, 38 x 28 cm, edition 40

 

6.

Magical

14 November – 12 December 2015

Neospace

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.

 

Rona Green, Submission Magician, 2014, hand coloured linocut, 56 x 76 cm, edition 30

Rona Green, Submission Magician, 2014, hand coloured linocut, 56 x 76 cm, edition 30

 

If you would like to be kept up to date about these shows please join my mailing list by clicking here – you’ll be sent exhibition invites as well as information about related activities and public programs.