this wild song fundraiser

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!!

DONATE NOW

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.

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!!