Podcast - Ep #15 Alan Jones

Alan Jones talks with Maria Stoljar from Talking with Painters.

Talking with Painters By Maria Stoljar 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, Jones has received many awards, including the Kilgour Prize, Mosman Art …

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'.

blouin artinfo / Australia By Oliver Crowe 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 intimate. The landscape paintings look beautiful, as if …

Paintings from Coogee / The Great Divide

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

The Art Life By Rebecca Gallo 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 ends of the coils dangle like two-tone guts and …

Storms could not wash away inspiration

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

The Daily Telegraph By Elizabeth Fortescue 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 could look at them. Some were finished and some were nearly …

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.

Mosman Daily By Kate Crawford 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 form part of the valuable Mosman Art Collection. The painting is …

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

Daily Telegraph By Kate Crawford 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 the landscaped. Jones confessed to the large audience at the …

Art Almanac cover

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 decade ago to more recent images, such as the portrait …

Open Gallery - New South Wales

Alan Jones artist Open Gallery SMH

Sydney Morning Herald By Michael Fitzgerald 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 history. Until November 17. Wednesday-Friday 10am-7pm, Tuesday and Saturday 10am-5pm, Watters …

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.

The Daily Telegraph By Elizabeth Fortescue 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 transportation on the First Fleet, and he arrived in Sydney aboard …

New South Wales

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

The Art Life By Carrie Miller 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, a series of works that emerged from a recent …

Alan Jones: This Story is About You

Alan Jones exhibition at the Fine Art Society, London, words by Kate Bryan published by The Huffington Post, UK.

The Huffington Post By Kate Bryan It seems the world has never been so personal. We receive daily updates from a variety of sources about friends, family and even previously untouchable celebrities and public figures. There is little distinction between the real world and online social media content. With this mass of personal information being shared, one might start to …

Artist’s fork in the road

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

Southern Highland News By Emma Biscoe 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 he finally got his big break in 2004. “I was fortunate …

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 until August this year that I had the opportunity to …

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

The Australian By Alex Speed 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 before her death – cups his hands around his mouth and …

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.

Sydney Morning Herald By Lenny Ann Low 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 could also be a series of tribal masks, variously decorated with …

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.

Press Release By the Art Gallery of New South Wales 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 the …

Journey of discovery

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

The Weekend Australian By Giles Auty 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 the next millennium. Off-hand, the question defeated me. Outside exhibitions at …