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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.

Social Media & Marketing for artists – THIS Saturday

Coming up this Saturday – Social Media and Marketing for Artists!

Join Ilona Nelson as she steps you through how to create media packs, how to use social media effectively and market your work.  All profits are donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, places are limited, book your spot HERE.

Social media and marketing for artists

The next workshop in our WHAT I WISH I LEARNED AT ART SCHOOL series is SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING with Ilona Nelson!

Ilona’s work has been featured in The Age, frankie magazine, Harper’s Bazaar Australia, art magazines, local newspapers and various online publications.  Come along and learn how to market your exhibitions, how to approach the media and how to use social media to your advantage as an artist.  Plus at the end we’ll do an instagram tutorial to explain the features and what they’re used for.

It’s on Saturday 12th May, for all the details and to book CLICK HERE.

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 https://thiswildsong.com.au/erika-gofton/

Photography for Beginners Intensive

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS is a one day intensive for beginners who would like to learn the basics of photography, how to operate your camera manually, and how to create beautiful images without spending lots of money on camera equipment.

Join Ilona for a fun afternoon on Saturday 24th of March!  Places are limited, for all the details and to book CLICK HERE.

Sunday at The Art Room

FREE DRAWING WORKSHOP
Join us tomorrow morning, Sunday 26th November, for a free drawing workshop with artist and tutor Erika Gofton as part of Open Studios in the West!

It’s on from 10:30am – 12pm and all are welcome to come along, check out the studio, connect with your creativity and have some fun drawing! A great way to spend your morning.

Following the workshop we’re hosting an afternoon of artist talks from Women of the West!  Filomena, Erika, Ilona and Cyrus all practice from the West and will be speaking about their practices.  They’re also all a part of This Wild Song, a series of portraits and interviews with Australian female artists who have a unique voice created by Ilona.  Bookings aren’t required and the talks begin at 1!

You might even win a double pass to see Loving Vincent too…

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.

Martin Kantor Portrait Prize

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.

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