australian female artists

Erika featured on This Wild Song

Ilona recently photographed TAR Director Erika Gofton for her project This Wild Song with a gorgeous barn owl Lucy! Read Erika’s interview and see more of her work at

This Wild Song exhibition

The Art Room is proud to be a prime sponsor of This Wild Song – a long term project by Ilona that celebrates Australian female visual artists through portraits, interviews, exhibitions and events.

TWS currently has an exhibition of small works by artists from the project showing at Gallerysmith.  It’s a beautiful show filled with stunning work by 40+ artists.  An online auction accompanies the exhibition and all proceeds are to fund sending TWS to Singapore for an exhibition at the Australian High Commission!  The Singapore exhibition is curated by The Art Room tutor Merryn Trevethan, and runs 5-31 March.

Join TWS and celebrate the closing of the exhibition at Gallerysmith tomorrow 1-3pm!  There’ll be drinks, nibbles, lucky door prizes including a 6 session pass from us!

Saturday 3rd February
1 – 3pm
170 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne

Online auctions ends 3pm Saturday 3rd February

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.

A conversation about Women in the Arts

The Art Room is very excited to be hosting the next This Wild Song forum!

Join artists Hannah Bertram, Dena Kahan, Jacqui Stockdale and our very own Erika Gofton for a conversation about Women in the Arts. The panel will speak about their individual practices, share their experiences and participate in a Q&A.

Tickets are limited, afternoon tea is provided and you can book your seat HERE
*TWS is not for profit, all funds raised will be used to pay the speakers