Podcast - Ep #15 Alan Jones

Alan Jones talks with Maria Stoljar from Talking with Painters.

BY MARIA STOLJAR | TALKING WITH PAINTERS Alan Jones’ work crosses over painting, sculpture and collage. His most recent show was of exquisite painted wooden collages, many of which depicted the coastal landscape of Moonee Beach in NSW. With 22 solo shows and over 130 group shows under his belt, …

Alan Jones at Olsen Gallery, Sydney

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones. Exhibited at Olsen in Sydney in the artist's solo exhibition 'Time and Place: Recent Collage'.

BY OLIVER CROWE | WWW.BLOUINARTINFO.COM Olsen Gallery, Sydney, is hosting an exhibition of landscape paintings by Alan Jones, titled ‘Time and Space: Recent Collage’, on display till November 20, 2016. With his works as presented in this exhibition, Alan Jones change the relationship between paint and surface into something more …

Paintings from Coogee / The Great Divide

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones from the 'Paintings from Coogee' exhibition at Olsen Irwin Sydney

BY REBECCA GALLO | WWW.THEARTLIFE.COM.AU Alan Jones’ latest exhibition Paintings from Coogee present some unusual takes on landscape and portraiture. Oddly haunting faces float on top of moody coastal parklands. Some of the heads are formed from thick, spaghetti-like coils of black and white paint, laid on like icing. The …

Storms could not wash away inspiration

Elizabeth Fortescue article on Australian artist Alan Jones in The Daily Telegraph.

BY ELIZABETH FORTESCUE | THE DAILY TELEGRAPH In April this year, the day after Sydney’s spectacular storms, artist Alan Jones arrived at his Alexandria studio to find 17 of his new paintings floating in melted hail. They were ruined. Jones had left the paintings on the studio floor where he …

Jones’ work turns heads and clinches art prize

Caption: Mosman Art Prize curator Katrina Cashman admires the winning painting by Alan Jones. Picture: Annika Enderborg.

BY KATE CRAWFORD | MOSMAN DAILY Alan Jones, the artist not the broadcaster, has won the $30,000 Mosman Art Prize. The 38 year old Sydney Artist was announced the winner on Tuesday night at the Mosman Art Gallery. His painting of two human heads hovering in a landscape will now …

Alan Jones turns heads with his winning painting for the Mosman Art Prize

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones titled 'Painting 131 (North Coogee)' wins the 2015 Mosman Art Prize

BY KATE CRAWFORD | WWW.DAILYTELEGRAPH.COM.AU A painting that narrowly escaped being thrown into a skip bin has won the Mosman Art Prize. Artist Alan Jones was announced on Tuesday night as the winner of the prestigious $30,000 prize for his painting of North Coogee with two human faces hovering over …

Art Almanac

Alan Jones featured on the cover of Art Almanac, Dec/Jan 2013-14 issue.

ART ALMANAC Our cover artist for this summer issue is Alan Jones who is presenting a survey exhibition of work ‘Paper and Wood – Collecting Ideas’ at the Maitland Regional Art Gallery. The exhibition presents a broad range of Jones’ drawings, sketchbooks and sculptures. Featuring work he made over a …

New South Wales

Alan Jones artist Open Gallery SMH

BY MICHAEL FITZGERALD | SYDNEY MORNING HERALD A recent six-month residency in the north of England gave Sydney artist Alan Jones ample opportunity to explore his family’s convict ancestry, with his resulting body of work seamlessly mixing painting, photography and sculpture to show the multilayered patchwork of identity and personal …

First Fleet heritage guides artist’s brush

Elizabeth Fortescue, ‘First Fleet heritage guides artist’s brush’, The Daily Telegraph, 2 November 2012, page 104, Reviewing Alan Jones' exhibition.

BY ELIZABETH FORTESCUE | THE DAILY TELEGRAPH Had convicted thief Robert Forrester been executed in 1783 as decreed by an Old Bailey judge, the exhibition now showing at Watters Gallery in East Sydney would never have come about. But history records that Forrester’s death sentence was commuted to seven years …

New South Wales

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones titled 'The Mother Land'.

BY CARRIE MILLER | WWW.THEARTLIFE.COM.AU In his latest exhibition Alan Jones continues his explorations of a history and identity that, while still dominant in Australian culture, is almost subversive as a topic in contemporary art. Jones’s interest in Australia’s colonial past is especially personal in his exhibition New South Wales, …

Artist’s fork in the road

Alan Jones at Gallery Ecosse with a piece from his newest exhibition. Photo supplied.

BY EMMA BISCOE | SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS NEWS From driving trucks to working in bars, Alan Jones (no, not that Alan Jones) has done it all. But it was all to support his passion in life, art. “I’ve done every day-job under the sun,” Alan said. It all paid off when …

Alan Jones discusses his latest exhibition ‘Wyalkatchem’

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones

INTERVIEW WITH VENN GALLERY Earlier this year you travelled back to Wyalkatchem with your father in preparation for this exhibition, in what ways did this trip influence the works in the show? I have been wanting to do the trip back to Wyalkatchem for a several years now. It wasn’t …

Southern comfort in the world of artist John Olsen

Article by Alex Speed for The Australian. Artists and friends at Ben Quilty's studio in the NSW Southern Highlands. From left, Alan Jones, Carlos Barrios, Justine Muller, Luke Sciberras, Olivia Quilty, John Olsen, Quilty, Guy Maestri and Charles Reddington. Source: Supplied

BY ALEX SPEED | THE AUSTRALIAN The painter’s voice echoes thinly around the cavernous warehouse studio: “Tick tock, tick tock. Tune in please, boys.” The noise level unchanged, Ben Quilty – art-world darling and winner of this year’s Archibald Prize for his life-affirming portrait of Margaret Olley, painted just months …

Alan Jones – Paintings and Drawings

Arts writer for the the Sydney Morning Herald, Lenny Ann Low reviews an exhibition of paintings at Legge Gallery by Australian artist Alan Jones.

BY LENNY ANN LOW | SYDNEY MORNING HERALD Alan Jones lays it on thick but his paintings and drawings bear a fragility within their chunky demeanour. In this series, Jones depicts a range of heads that could be based on humans or carvings from a material such as wood. They …

Alan Jones wins the 2004 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones titled 'Figure #2', winner of the 2004 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship.

AGNSW PRESS OFFICE 7 October 2004: It was announced at the Brett Whiteley Studio in Sydney’s Surry Hills, that Alan Jones, from East Brunswick, Victoria, is the winner of the 2004 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship with his work Figure #II 2004, oil on linen. Twenty-seven-year-old Alan Jones studied at …

Journey of discovery

Australian artist Alan Jones' first exhibition reviewed by Giles Auty in the Weekend Australian.

BY GILES AUTY | THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN Asked to pick a promising young artist, Giles Auty was stumped until he came upon the work of a youthful painter from Sydney’s west. A week or so ago I was asked to nominate young artists who might spring to prominence early in …