Episode #15 – Alan Jones
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 prize, Paddington Art Prize and Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship and has been finalist in many others. His portraits have been hung in Australia’s prestigious Archibald Prize three times including last year with his portrait of Pat Corrigan.
His work took a personal twist when he was living in Windsor near the Hawkesbury river in Sydney. An amazing coincidence, which we talk about in this episode, set him on the path of exploring his ancestry and bringing his art closer to home.
Jones also talks about his experiences of painting Pat Corrigan and Adam Goodes for the Archibald and gives insights into his process and techniques.
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