melbourne exhibition

Anon exhibition

ANON opens Thursday 6th of September, 6-9PM

Featuring work from Ryan Boserio, Iain Dean, Erika Gofton, Sarah Hart, Richard Healy, Nicholas Ives, Kim Hyunji, Shannon Mcculloch, Nicholas Plowman, Andy Quilty and Jennifer Whitten. Anon explores the different ways contemporary artists in Australia are exploring and experimenting with the portrait subject through the medium of paint.

Exhibition: 6th – 9th of September
Curated by Kim Hyunji

This Wild Song opens this Saturday!

Hi everyone, Ilona here!

I just wanted to say thank you so much to the TAR community for supporting my This Wild Song project over the years, and I’m thrilled to be sharing our first major Melbourne exhibition with you!

Join us this Saturday 1st September at the Town Hall Gallery for floor talks at 1pm and the opening 2-4pm. Hope to see you there!

Godwin Bradbeer – book launch

Godwin Bradbeer is written by esteemed Australian art writer, Janet McKenzie, and this book features over 250 images spanning Godwin’s whole career and delves intimately into the artistic and sometimes personal psyche of one of Australia’s leading draftsman.

James Makin Gallery will be hosting a book launch at 6pm on Friday 17th August, which will coincide with an exhibition of key works spanning his career.  The gallery strongly recommends pre-ordering your copy of this book so that you don’t miss out on the evening.  For all the details and to RSVP CLICK HERE.

Book launch event: 6pm, Friday 17th August
Exhibition dates: 15th August – 1st September

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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Life Drawing exhibition

We’re thrilled to be hosting an exhibition celebrating the artists that attend our Casual Life Drawing sessions!

Please join us at the studio this Saturday 2nd June 1-3pm for a lovely afternoon of art and conversation, and see what our artists have been creating!

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
Gallerysmith
170 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne

Online auctions ends 3pm Saturday 3rd February
BID NOW!!