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:

 

1.

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

 

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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!

 


What’s going on

 

‘Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.’

Iris Murdoch (1919-1999)

 

Iris Murdoch and John Bayley, writers, London, June 20, 1998 by Richard Avedon

 

I’ve got a bit going on at the moment.

The other day I was on the telly. I had been interviewed at the studio talking about my work for a TV program called Inside Art that airs on Channel 31 in Melbourne and Geelong. You can check out the interview on YouTube if you fancy:

 

 

Reference is made in the interview to my painting Bogeyman. He is one of my favourite characters.

 

Bogeyman, 2011, acrylic on canvas,  213.5 x 127 cm, by Rona Green, hanging out in the studio

 

Bogeyman was partly inspired by a love of the 1986 cinematic masterpiece Top Gun (which is compulsory viewing if you haven’t seen it already). Here is a taste for the uninitiated:

 

 

In particular the gawkishly endearing character Goose was an important touchstone for the creation of Bogeyman.

 

Goose and Maverick studying hard in Top Gun

 

Recently I have also popped up in the Blogosphere on Sounds Like Noise, the blog of sensational Jay-Dea Lopez.

Jay-Dea has created an evocative soundscape to aurally compliment my painting Greasy Rhys. It is a must hear so please click here to listen.

 

Rona Green, Greasy Rhys, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 112 x 91.5 cm

 

Stay tuned for more about Jay-Dea in future as we are concocting a project that will bring together astonishing art and scintillating sound as a special treat for the senses.

 

Travis Paterson (artist), me, Susi Muddiman (Tweed River Art Gallery Director) and Damian Kelly (Print Council of Australia General Manager)

 

Familiar Unfamiliar, an exhibition of prints by 45 Australian artists that I curated at the invitation of the Print Council of Australia to celebrate the PCA’s 45th anniversary, is on display at Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, New South Wales, until 12 August 2012.

You can view the Familiar Unfamiliar online catalogue via the Print Council of Australia website by clicking this link.

One of my favourite works in the show is Campfire Stories by Travis Paterson.

 

Travis Paterson, Campfire Stories, 2011, aquatint, 38 x 28 cm

 

Travis is also participating in one of my projects, Corporeal, a group exhibition of prints by 23 Australian artists, that will be up on the walls at Geelong Gallery during early 2013. But more about that next year.

 

Rona Green, The Great White, 2003, lightjet print, 12.7 x 17.8 cm, edition 6

 

A couple of my artworks, The Great White and The Duke, are part of Sentinels and showboats – milestones in print collecting, at Geelong Gallery, Victoria, running until 9 September 2012.

Prints by quite a few of my favourite artists such as Bea Maddock, Rew Hanks and Heather Shimmen, are included in Sentinels and showboats .

The exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of Geelong Gallery’s first acquisitive print prize and offers an opportunity to view the collection of award winning works acquired by the gallery over the history of the prize.

 

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

 

Methinks I have blitzed you with enough information so I shall now leave you to enjoy the velvet tones of Marvin Gaye…