australian artists

VIVID exhibition

Opening THIS Saturday 2-4pm at Chapman and Bailey, VIVID!
 
An exhibition by Sue Beyer, Louise Blyton, Filomena Coppola, Rox De Luca and Ilona Nelson.
 
Colour is often dismissed as having a purely decorative function. In this exhibition colour is used to describe cultural oppositions, emotional states, transformation, self censoring and the experience of place. The work presents a socially acceptable surface of creative expression, a thin veil which if penetrated reveal five individual her-stories. Stories, which are unique to the individual but shared in experience by many. In this exhibition, colour is a reflector which projects the experience and creates a space for immersion, conversation and reciprocity.

EOFY tax deductible donations

There’s only 2 days left before the end of the financial year!  Ilona is currently raising funds to help her host her biggest exhibition yet and it’s going to be such a special show.

It features her portraits of 26 artists accompanied by work by each of the sitters.  There’s also a fantastic program of events including a live drawing installation and performance by Gosia Wlodarczak, a panel hosted by the Women’s Art Register and Maria from the Talking With Painters podcast will be recording live in the exhibition with artist Jacqui Stockdale!

Thank you so much to everyone that has contributed so far.  All funds raised go towards covering the costs of the exhibition at Town Hall Gallery 1st September – 21st October.  Along with sponsorship and support from the gallery, all exhibiting artists will get paid an artwork loan fee.  Not only does Ilona want gender equality but for artists to get paid for their time and work.

So please, if you can, make a tax deductible donation and share the link with your friends to help Ilona smash her target!  You’re not only supporting the artists in this exhibition, but all of the 100+ This Wild Song artists and helping us create change.  Thank you!!

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Drawing as Language

We’re excited to be hosting the next This Wild Song forum with artists Filomena Coppola, Lily Mae Martin and Charlotte Watson!

The artists will be speaking about their work and discussing drawing as language, and share their experiences of being a woman in the arts. Please bring along your questions and join us for a wonderful afternoon of conversations with fellow artists.

Book your seat HERE.

*All contributors to This Wild Song’s fundraiser through the Australian Cultural Fund receive a free ticket! Simply email hello@thiswildsong.com.au to reserve your seat. You can make a tax deductible donation HERE.

Women of the West

Coming up this Sunday as a part of Open Studios in the West! Join us for an afternoon of artist talks by Filomena Coppola, Erika Gofton, Cyrus Tang and Ilona Nelson. All are a part of This Wild Song, and all have studios based in the West!

It’s free to attend and no bookings required, all are welcome and the talks begin at 1pm sharp. Bring along your questions for a Q&A with the artists too!

And if you’d like to hear more about This Wild Song you can listen to Ilona’s recent interview on Radio National’s Books and Arts program HERE.

This Wild Song Launch – tickets now available!

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!

This Wild Song – featuring Australian women artists

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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!

www.pozible.com/thiswildsong

Thank you so much for your support, Ilona and the artists really appreciate it!