this wild song

This Wild Song podcast

Today’s Monday Inspiration comes from our very own Erika Gofton!

Ilona has just released her This Wild Song podcast where she’s interviewing artists about the practicalities, and realities, of being a professional artist.

In Erika’s episode we chat in depth about art education, Erika’s practice and advice for emerging artists. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and find the links on the TWS website www.thiswildsong.com.au

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/

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!!

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.

This Wild Song forum with Bendigo Art Gallery

Ilona Nelson is hosting a forum with Bendigo Art Gallery THIS Saturday at 2pm!

Join us for a wonderful afternoon of talks by Celeste Chandler, Yvette Coppersmith, Megan Evans and Kate Rohde with a Q&A session as well.

It’s free to attend but please RESERVE YOUR SEAT 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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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

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