Rona Green: Champagne taste and lemonade pockets solo exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery


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Rona Green: Champagne taste and lemonade pockets being installed at Bendigo Art Gallery by Lead Technician Ryan Allen (photo courtesy of Jessica Bridgfoot)


Rona Green

Champagne taste and lemonade pockets

24 June – 3 September 2017

Bendigo Art Gallery

42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550 Australia

Open 10am-5pm Tuesday – Sunday


Bendigo Art Gallery

Bendigo Art Gallery


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.

Click here for more information.



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.

Click here for further details or to make a booking.



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


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.




Rona Green miniature print competition winners


Drum roll please…



The winners of a Rona Green miniature hand coloured linocut print are:

Adam Power


Robyn Pritchard




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…



Win a Rona Green miniature print competition


It is my pleasure to present the chance to win one of two miniature hand coloured linocut prints by yours truly.


'Stripes' and 'Spotty', hand coloured linocut prints, 9 cm x 13 cm, by Rona Green

‘Stripes’ and ‘Spotty’, hand coloured linocut prints, 9 cm x 13 cm, by Rona Green


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

(Click on ‘Leave a comment’ at the top of this blog post)


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.


Good luck!



Good things come in small packages


Beaver Galleries_Small works exhibition invite


Strut your stuff


‘People tend to forget that play is serious.’

David Hockney


Portrait of David Hockney by Andy Warhol


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.


Rona Green, Theodor, 2008, linocut, ink & watercolour, 76 x 56 cm, edition 13


Theodor was inspired by an eclectic mix of things I fancy:


1. Labrador Retriever’s.

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.


Labrador Retriever’s being serious


2. AC/DC

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.


The awesome AC/DC


The ballsy Bon Scott


3. Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins.

Master tattooist and all round purveyor of cool.


The spectacular Sailor Jerry


Tasty Sailor Jerry flash


After Theodor was finished I thought he needed a gang so I made him some friends – Crazy Daisy and The Duke.


Rona Green, Crazy Daisy, 2008, linocut, ink & watercolour, 76 x 56 cm, edition 13


Rona Green, The Duke, 2008, linocut, ink & watercolour, 76 x 56 cm, edition 13


A pretty smooth crew if I do say so myself!



Fantastical travels


‘All fantasy should have a solid base in reality.’

Max Beerbohm (1872-1956)


Max Beerbohm


Please join a tour of the creative thought process that lead to my series of prints titled Borneoids.


A French made map of Borneo


Borneo, the third largest island in the world.


The Wild Men of Borneo


The mysterious island lends it name to quite a few modern wild man myths such as Hiram and Barney Davis (aka Waino and Plutano) who were transformed into the Wild Men of Borneo earning a great sum of money as side show stars.


Statue of cats in Kuching


Kuching is the capital of Sarawak, Borneo and is also known as Cat City.


Another cat statue, Kuching


Cat City is riddled with wacky cat sculptures as well as real life felines nosing around.


Dayak headhunter


The Dayak are the native people of Borneo.


Traditional Dayak tattooing ceremony


For the Dayaks headhunting and tattooing are important ritual activities.


Borneo tattoo designs


The Dayak are traditionally animist in belief and their tattoo designs are sophisticated stylisations of flora and fauna.




One particulary impressive plant native to Borneo is the Rafflesia.


Borneo rosette design


The Iban in particular are a heavily tattooed branch of the Dayak peoples of Borneo.


A swanky Iban man

A swanky Iban man


The Great Omi (aka Horace Ridler, 1892-1969) was a professional freak.


The Great Omi


Part of Omi’s side show schtick was claiming to have been captured and tortured via tattooing in New Guinea.


George Burchett tattooing Omi


Actually he was inked by the ‘King of Tattooists’, George ‘Professor’ Burchett.




Who doesn’t love a black and white patterned animal?


Rona Green, Dally-boy, 2006, linocut & watercolour, 69 x 55 cm, edition 23


Rona Green, Cutter, 2006, linocut & watercolour, 69 x 55 cm, edition 23


Rona Green, White Rajni, 2006, linocut & watercolour, 54.5 x 38 cm, edition 23


Rona Green, Goo Goo Man, 2006, linocut & watercolour, 54.5 x 38 cm, edition 23


Be sure to check out this mesmerising little clip of The Great Omi.