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Rona and The thrill of it all at Australian Galleries Melbourne

 

If your future plans include seeing my current exhibition Rona Green: The thrill of it all at Australian Galleries in Melbourne, and you would like to say hi when you visit, I will be at the gallery during the following times:

Sunday 8 April 1pm – 3pm

Saturday 14 April 3.30pm – 5pm

Sunday 22 April 2pm – 4pm

 

Alternatively you may like to drop in and hear my artist talk at the gallery:

Saturday 21 April 2pm

I’ll be discussing concepts and techniques, and answering any questions you may have. There will be a little goody bag gift for attendees as well as drinks and sweets.

 

Rona Green: The thrill of it all

27 March – 22 April 2018

Australian Galleries Melbourne

28 Derby Street

Collingwood VIC 3066 Australia

Open 7 days 10am – 6pm

Free entry

 

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Rona Green: The thrill of it all at Australian Galleries Melbourne

 

If you are unable to make it to The thrill of it all you can click here to view all the work on show via the Australian Galleries website.

 

Photography by Tim Gresham.

 


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.

 


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)

 

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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

 

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Bendigo Art Gallery

 

Rona will be conducting a couple of public programs in conjunction with this exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery.

 

1.

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.

 

2.

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.

 

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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: Chancing Your Arm exhibition at Australian Galleries

 

The opening night of the Chancing Your Arm exhibition at Australian Galleries Melbourne

The opening night of the Chancing Your Arm exhibition at Australian Galleries Melbourne

 

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Chancing Your Arm

7 – 26 July 2015

Australian Galleries Melbourne

35 Derby Street, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

Open 7 days 10am – 6pm

 

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Australian Galleries reception area displaying works by Rona Green

 

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Another view of the Australian Galleries reception area with works by Rona Green

 

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Pencil and ink drawings on paper by Rona Green at the entrance of Australian Galleries

 

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‘Tela’, ‘Curl’ and ‘Bo’ hanging out at Australian Galleries

 

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‘Zulu’ surrounded by his harem of rabbit and cat flash monotypes at the entrance to the main gallery

 

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‘Marty (rhymes with party)’, ‘Dirck De Cock’, ‘Booger Sugar’, ‘Tomas’, ‘King of Punchbowl’ and ‘Brett’ by Rona Green

 

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‘Submission Magician’, ‘Shitehawk vs. Dirck ‘Foo-Foo’ De Cock’, ‘Mr Correct (Hank)’, ‘Maestro’ and ‘SMF’ by Rona Green

 

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View of the exhibition ‘Chancing Your Arm’ by Rona Green at Australian Galleries Melbourne 2015

 

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‘Brett’ and ‘Jacquy’ by Rona Green

 

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‘SMF’, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 168 cm, and Rona watching his back…

 

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A view of the exhibition ‘Chancing Your Arm’ and Rona in situ at Australian Galleries Melbourne 2015

 

Photography by Tim Gresham

 

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Lord Alan Sugar

 

“…you’ve come here to chance your arm, but I’m afraid to say, it’s the end of the road really.” – Lord Alan Sugar

 

 


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

 

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.

 

 


Rona Green miniature print competition winners

 

Drum roll please…

 

 

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

Adam Power

and

Robyn Pritchard

 

Congratulations!

 

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…