Pat Corrigan Collection acquires 'Carlisle #2'

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones.

Pat Corrigan Collection acquires ‘Carlisle #2’ ‘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 the National Art School, …

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 …

New South Wales

Alan Jones artist Australia painting of Queen Elizabeth #1

Watters Gallery, Sydney 30 October – 16 November 2012 New South Wales Exhibition Catalogue 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 Wales. I have been looking at Australia’s colonial history and the …

Pat Corrigan Collection acquires 'The Mother Land'

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

Pat Corrigan Collection acquires ‘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 from the National …

'Alan Jones: Works from The Ropewalk Residency' published by The Fine Art Society, London

Title: Alan Jones: Works from The Ropewalk Residency Publisher: The Fine Art Society Contemporary, 148 New Bond Street London W1S 2JT, faslondon.com First published: 2012 ISBN: 978-1-907052-10-1 Contributors: Forward by AlanJones and essay by Kate Bryan Design: Ian Brown Printing: Printed in the UK by ArtQuarters Press Edition: Published in an edition of 1000 copies Pages: 51 To accompany the exhibitions: The Mother Land at The Fine Art Society Contemporary, London and New South Wales at Watters Gallery, Sydney Exhibition dates: 10-27 October 2012 (The Mother Land), 30 October – 17 November 2012 (New South Wales)

Introduction By Alan Jones 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 Wales. I have been looking at Australia’s colonial history and the journey of the First Fleet for some time now. It …

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 …