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RONA GREEN A little bit 14 November - 6 December 2020

AU S T R A L I A N GA L L E R I E S MELBOURNE


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AU S T R A L I A N GA L L E R I E S MELBOURNE

Invites you to the opening

RONA GREEN A little bit Saturday 14 November 2020 11am - 5pm The Viewing Room - 1st Floor 28 Derby Street Collingwood VIC 3066 Current until Sunday 6 December 2020 Open 7 days 10am to 6pm T 03 9417 2422 melbourne@australiangalleries.com.au australiangalleries.com.au

Front cover: M-M-Michel (detail) 2020 hand coloured linocut 108 x 76 cm edition 17


Rona Green: Champagne taste and lemonade pockets, Bendigo Art Gallery, 2017 (Photo: Bill Conroy).


We are incredibly excited to announce a new exhibition space in our Melbourne Stock Rooms; The Viewing Room. This intimate gallery space will host its inaugural show with the solo exhibition: A little bit by the fabulous Rona Green. In Rona Green’s art, it is not so much a question of anthropomorphic images of domestic animals, but rather these animals in her prints become allegorical creations through which the artist comments on our society. Her beasties frequently bear tattoos, wear specific costumes and carry the scars of their rites of passage. She has codified an artistic language which draws on cartoons, tattoos, stencils and street graffiti, but which has become exclusively and distinctly her own. Her technique is accomplished, but uncomplicated as she strives to maximise the impact of her images through simplicity of means. Although there is flippancy, humour and whimsicality in the work, her prints are incredibly seductive images, funky in their aesthetic and slightly menacing and confronting in their presence. Yet for all of their light-heartedness, they do hint at a secondary role as social commentary with a generous dose of satire and with the touch of the absurd. I suspect that each of us will bring to Rona Green’s images our own emotional and cultural baggage. Emeritus Professor Sasha Grishin, AM, FAHA. October 2020


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M-M-Michel 2020 hand coloured linocut 108 x 76 cm edition 17


Foxy and Wanda 2020 hand coloured linocut 28 x 50 cm edition 17 E.V.


Lambeau 2020 hand coloured linocut 48 x 56 cm edition 9


Wayno and Bazza 2018 hand coloured linocut 32 x 50 cm edition 17 E.V.


Icecream days 2019 hand coloured linocut 49 x 72 cm edition 23


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Charlie 2018 hand coloured linocut 35 x 30 cm edition 23


Rosie and Rudy 2017 hand coloured linocut 28 x 48 cm edition 17 E.V.


Lowis 2019 hand coloured linocut 40 x 35 cm edition 23


Wylie and Kev 2019 hand coloured linocut 27 x 53 cm edition 17 E.V.


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Ddraig 2019 hand coloured linocut 39 x 37 cm edition 23


Rona Green: Champagne taste and lemonade pockets, Bendigo Art Gallery, 2017 (Photo: Bill Conroy).


Listen to a podcast interview with Rona (www.pinecopperlime.com/episode-thirty-three-rona-greenwww.pinecopperlime.com/episode-thirty-three-rona-green)

Watch a documentary about Rona’s work (www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qlJfSgiBpU)

ronagreen.com


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RONA GREEN

Roberto Fortuno 2019 hand coloured linocut 56 x 76 cm edition 13

AU S T R A L I A N GA L L E R I E S MELBOURNE: Derby Street 03 9417 4303 Stock Rooms 03 9417 2422 SYDNEY: Roylston Street 02 9360 5177 enquiries@australiangalleries.com.au australiangalleries.com.au Design and Production by Publishing

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Rona Green  

A little bit

Rona Green  

A little bit