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!!
Just a friendly reminder that we’re currently out of town getting caught in Singapore rain and will be back in the studio March 13th Please email us any enquiries and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can, thank you!
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
/ 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!