this wild song

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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This Wild Song launch this Saturday!

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We are launching This Wild Song’s brand new website THIS Saturday 24th June from 1pm!

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With a forum with TWS artists Louise Blyton, Terri Brooks, Megan Evans and Michelle Hamer.

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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.

This Wild Song Launch – tickets now available!

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!

This Wild Song / Launch / Forum / Exhibition

The Art Room is proud to support This Wild Song and host their event!

Last year we raised almost $14,000 from our Pozible campaign for TWS, and thanks to our supporters we’ve been able to have a new and sophisticated website built by Abby Storey from Little Lion Design!

The new website will house 150+ artist features and allow the audience to search for artists by what medium they use and what state they’re based in.  To celebrate the launch of the new website we’re having a party on Saturday June 24th!

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We’re hosting a forum with four TWS artists who will speak about their practice and take part in a Q&A.  The audience is invited to submit questions for the panel prior to the event.  The four artists participating in the forum are:

Terri Brooks www.terri-brooks-artist.com
Louise Blyton www.louiseblyton.com.au
Megan Evans www.meganevansartist.com
Michelle Hamer www.michellehamer.com

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A special pop up exhibition is being held for the launch only.  We’re exhibiting works by 20 of the TWS artists including:

Kim ANDERSON / Louise BLYTON / Terri BROOKS / Celeste CHANDLER / Yvette COPPERSMITH / Filomena COPPOLA / Nanou DUPUIS / Megan EVANS / Erika GOFTON / Kate GOLDING / Michelle HAMER / Dena KAHAN / Justine KHAMARA / Emma LANGRIDGE / Tai SNAITH / Merryn TREVETHAN / Charlotte WATSON

Tickets are limited
First release 8th June
For all the details join the TWS mailing list HERE

For all enquiries please contact Ilona via www.thiswildsong.com.au