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.


Rona Green_Rudy

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.


Rona Green_Crazy Daisy and The Duke

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.



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.


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

(An existing or new follower – go to the ‘Follow This Blog’ info at the top right hand corner of this page to sign up)


Be one of my mailing list subscribers

(An existing or new subscriber  – click here to visit my website and sign up)


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!