Here’s a great interview with Melbourne artist Mathew Quick where he speaks about his practice and how he transitioned into a full time artist, you can listen HERE.
Congratulations to Ilona Nelson for being selected as a finalist in the Martin Kantor Portrait Prize! Ilona’s portrait of artist Patricia Piccinini is from her This Wild Song project – a series of portraits and interviews with Australian women artists.
Exhibition opens and winner is announced 20th August, you can see all of the finalists works HERE.
Congratulations to our Open Studio artists Kat Weir and Clare Hampshire whose exhibition #Repost opens at Off The Kerb gallery this Friday!
It was so lovely to see our Open Studio Student Kate Ballis featured in The Design Files speaking about her new series opening at the Black Eye Gallery next week.
/ LAUNCH / FORUM / EXHIBITION
We are launching This Wild Song’s brand new website THIS Saturday 24th June from 1pm!
With a forum with TWS artists Louise Blyton, Terri Brooks, Megan Evans and Michelle Hamer.
There’s also a special exhibition for the launch only with works by 23 of the TWS artists!
Join us to celebrate This Wild Song’s artists and allow us to say thank you to you, our supporters.
*EDIT* WE ARE NOW BOOKED OUT! If you don’t have a ticket please join us 4-5pm for the exhibition opening.
Please join us on Saturday the 24th of June for the very exciting launch of THIS WILD SONG
The Art Room is very excited to host this wonderful celebration. It will be a wonderful afternoon with a special pop-up exhibition and forum and launch of the new website to accompany the project. Tickets are free and limited we’ve already booked out half of them so please reserve your seat ASAP!
We are so excited about the launch of this incredible project by Ilona Nelson, it’s going to be a fantastic afternoon and I hope to see you there!
Merryn Trevethan’s exhibition Provable Falsehoods and now showing at Fox Galleries and closes May 30th!
The Art Room is proud to support This Wild Song and host their event!
Last year we raised almost $14,000 from our Pozible campaign for TWS, and thanks to our supporters we’ve been able to have a new and sophisticated website built by Abby Storey from Little Lion Design!
The new website will house 150+ artist features and allow the audience to search for artists by what medium they use and what state they’re based in. To celebrate the launch of the new website we’re having a party on Saturday June 24th!
We’re hosting a forum with four TWS artists who will speak about their practice and take part in a Q&A. The audience is invited to submit questions for the panel prior to the event. The four artists participating in the forum are:
A special pop up exhibition is being held for the launch only. We’re exhibiting works by 20 of the TWS artists including:
Kim ANDERSON / Louise BLYTON / Terri BROOKS / Celeste CHANDLER / Yvette COPPERSMITH / Filomena COPPOLA / Nanou DUPUIS / Megan EVANS / Erika GOFTON / Kate GOLDING / Michelle HAMER / Dena KAHAN / Justine KHAMARA / Emma LANGRIDGE / Tai SNAITH / Merryn TREVETHAN / Charlotte WATSON
Tickets are limited
First release 8th June
For all the details join the TWS mailing list HERE
For all enquiries please contact Ilona via www.thiswildsong.com.au
Limited Edition prints of Ilona Nelson’s photograph Norma, from her ‘a shoe box full of dresses’ series, is available to purchase EXCLUSIVELY through our Pozible campaign! Hurry, offer ends next Friday at 9pm!!
The Art Room’s Ilona Nelson is working on an exciting and important project called This Wild Song! It is a series of conceptual portraits and interviews with Australian women visual artists who have a unique voice.
This is an ambitious project with over 70 artists involved and the number continues to grow. It was created to support and promote Australian women artists, celebrate the wealth of talent in our country and promote equality in the arts.
Ilona has just launched a crowdfunding campaign to allow her to create another 20 portraits. We’d love your help by sharing the campaign with your friends, making a contribution, or both!
Thank you so much for your support, Ilona and the artists really appreciate it!