Time and Place: Recent Collage catalogue

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones from the exhibition 'Time and Place: Recent Collage' at Olsen Gallery Sydney.

BY ANNA JOHNSON Alan Jones cuts into the language of landscape by cleaving the line between paint and surface. The horizons, branches and tide lines of his new works bear the sculptural quality of blunt sunlight and hard shadows. These are scenes that seem so familiar they almost form a collective memory: an empty beach before rain, the churned sand …

'2016 Archibald Prize' published by the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Alan Jones a finalist in the 2016 Archibald Prize. Title: 2016 Archibald Prize Publisher: Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Art Gallery Road The Domain Sydney 2000 Australia, artgallery.nsw.gov.au First published: 2016 ISBN: 9781741741254 Contributors: Jo Litson Design: Matt Nix (original design Analiese Cairis) Editing: Lisa Girault Photography: Felicity Jenkins, Nick kreisler, Mim Stirling Pages: 70 To accompany the exhibition: 2016 Archibald Prize Exhibition dates: 16 July - 9 October 2016 About the publisher: The Art Gallery of New South Wales is a statutory body of the NSW State Government

Alan Jones By Jo Litson Pat Corrigan is an esteemed businessman and an indefatigable art collector and arts philanthropist. In 2000 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to the visual arts. ‘Pat has been my patron for 19 years and his support has been invaluable,’ says Alan Jones. The idea of capturing Pat …

Paintings from Coogee catalogue

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

Over the past decade or so Alan Jones has been interested in ideas that surround notions of identity, as ‘people and place’ have become reoccurring themes in his work. In 2014 Jones and his young family moved to Coogee. Jones chooses to take a personal approach to subject matter. In ‘Paintings from Coogee’ he has chosen to use Coogee beach …

'Paper and Wood: Collecting Ideas' published by Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Title: Alan Jones Publisher: Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) First published: December 2013 To accompany the exhibition: Paper and Wood: Collecting Ideas Curators: Joseph Eisenberg OAM, Cheryl Farrell

Catalogue text coming soon. Publication Title: Alan Jones Publisher: Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG), PO Box 220 Maitland NSW 2320, mrag.org.au First published: December 2013 ISBN: 978-0-9874919-5-4 Contributors: Forward and essay by Joseph Eisenberg OAM, Cheryl Farrell Catalogue illustrations: Alan Jones Design: Clair Hodgins Editing: Cheryl Farrell, Janis Wilton OAM Printing: Cheetah Print, Sydney Pages: 60 To accompany the exhibition: …

The Mother Land catalogue

Photograph by Australian artist Alan Jones.

CATALOGUE ESSAY – ARTSPACE Alan Jones’ maternal family heritage can be traced back to British convicts Robert Forrester and Isabella ‘Bella’ Ramsay. Robert and Isabella were both separately convicted for crimes of theft and subsequently received sentences of ‘transportation to New South Wales’. Jones has long been interested in looking at Australia’s colonial history and the journey of the First …

'Wyalkatchem' published by Venn Gallery, Perth

Sculpture by Australian artist Alan Jones. Install view at Venn Gallery, Perth.

Australian Dada By Ashley Crawford At its heart, Alan Jones’ latest body of work is a celebration. Hints of introspection, via self-portraiture, float through his work, but so does an embracement of family, of environment and of the future. Jones’ work has always been about notions of identity; what it is that makes up a person’s idiosyncracies, what it is …

Paintings from Windsor catalogue

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones

BY LESLEY CHOW When an artist like Alan Jones announces his intention to depict his home town and family members, it’s a fairly radical proposition.  How will Jones’ vision of austere, often isolated figures lend itself to portraying a network of relationships?  However, when “Dad” is rendered as a fiery, bearded spirit in deep pink, while “Mum” consists of a …