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.
Champagne taste and lemonade pockets
On now until 4 March 2018
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.
On now until 25 February 2018
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.
Romancing the skull
On now until 28 January 2018
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.
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.
24 June – 3 September 2017
42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550 Australia
Open 10am-5pm Tuesday – Sunday
Rona will be conducting a couple of public programs in conjunction with this exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery.
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.
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.
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.
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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Be one of my mailing list subscribers
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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.
‘People tend to forget that play is serious.’
Theodor is one of my favourite prints that I have made.
For me he encapsulates the essence of a cheeky guy up for a bit of fun.
Theodor was inspired by an eclectic mix of things I fancy:
These little fella’s pictured are from the Guide Dogs Victoria website.
A couple of my relatives had Labradors for pets and I adored playing with them.
One of the best rock and roll bands ever.
They were fronted fantastically by the swanky Bon Scott, from 1974-1980, until his unfortunate demise.
Master tattooist and all round purveyor of cool.
After Theodor was finished I thought he needed a gang so I made him some friends – Crazy Daisy and The Duke.
A pretty smooth crew if I do say so myself!