‘Carlisle #2’ acquired by the Pat Corrigan Collection

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones.

‘Carlisle #2’ has been acquired by Australian businessman, art collector and philanthropist Pat Corrigan AM and will form part of the esteemed Pat Corrigan Collection. Pat Corrigan has been a long supporter of Alan Jones’s career. In 1997 Jones was awarded the Inaugural Pat Corrigan Travelling Scholarship for Painting from …

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, …

New South Wales

Alan Jones artist Australia painting of Queen Elizabeth #1

New South Wales, Watters Gallery, Sydney 30 October – 16 November 2012 New South Wales My maternal family heritage traces 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 …

‘The Mother Land’ acquired by the Pat Corrigan Collection

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

‘The Mother Land’ has been acquired by Australian businessman, art collector and philanthropist Pat Corrigan AM and will form part of the esteemed Pat Corrigan Collection. Pat Corrigan has been a long supporter of Alan Jones’s career. In 1997 Jones was awarded the Inaugural Pat Corrigan Travelling Scholarship for Painting …