Pat Corrigan AM and Alan Jones with Jones' painting 'Corro' at Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney, 2017.

Donor Artwork Exhibition Launch at Macquarie University, Sydney

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Donor Artwork Exhibition Launch is an evening celebration of donated artworks. This new exhibition acknowledges the ongoing generosity of the benefactors and artists that continue to enrich the Macquarie University art collection. Jones’ painting titled ‘Corro’ is a portrait of business man and arts philanthropist Pat Corrigan. ‘Corro’ was finalist in the 2013 Archibald Prize. Exhibition to be opened by …

Painting by Australian Artist Alan Jones of Pat Corrigan finalist in the 2016 Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Macquarie University Art Collection acquires 'Corro'

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Alan Jones’ painting of business man and arts philanthropist Pat Corrigan AM has been acquired by Macquarie University Art Collection. ‘Corro’ was a finalist in the 2013 Archibald Prize. This was the first time Jones had been a finalists for the prestigious Archibald Prize. In 1997 Jones was the inaugural winner of the ‘Pat Corrigan Travelling Scholarship for Painting’ awarded …

Painting by Australian Artist Alan Jones of Pat Corrigan finalist in the 2016 Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Archibald Prize finalist

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A portrait of businessman and arts philanthropist Pat Corrigan has been selected for the 2016 Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The Archibald Prize was first awarded in 1921 and is one of Australia’s most prestigious art awards. Awarded to the best portrait painting, the Archibald Prize is a who’s who of Australian culture. The Archibald …

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Equus at Olsen Irwin, Sydney

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A group exhibition celebrating a history of the horse in art. Participating artists include: Giles Alexander, Kate Bergin, Stephen Bird, John Brack, Alexandru Cinean, Jonathan Dalton, Robert Dickerson, Harrie Fasher, Nic Fiddian- Green, Gary Heery, Alan Jones, Matilda Julian, Nick Leary, Amanda Marburg, Angus McDonald, James McGrath, Noel McKenna, Mali Moir, Sidney Nolan, John Olsen, Matthew Quick, Joanna Rhodes, Paul Ryan, Michael Schlepper, Tim Storrier, Thomas Woodward and Michael Zavros. 13 April – 1 May 2016 The majesty of the horse has bewitched the imagination of …

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Private Lives at S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

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This exhibition presents the fascinating personal collections of leading contemporary artists and includes the collections of Tom Carment, Nicholas Harding, Guy Maestri and Idris Murphy. With over 115 art works by leading Australian artists including William Robinson, Ben Quilty, Elisabeth Cummings, Euan Macleod, Paddy Bedford, Kitty Kantilla, Joan Ross, Cressida Campbell, Fred Williams, Alan Jones and Peter Booth and international …

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones from the exhibition 'Paintings from Coogee' at Olsen Irwin Sydney. Finalist in the 2016 Blake Prize

64th Blake Prize finalist

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The Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CAPC) and the Blake Society have announced the finalists for the 64th Blake Prize, Australia’s longest standing and most prestigious prize which encourages conversation about spirituality and religion through art. The Blake Prize is widely respected for attracting artists from a diverse range of backgrounds and ages. Finalists range from leading contemporary practitioners to emerging and …

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones.

Sydney Contemporary 2015

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Sydney Contemporary is Australia’s premier contemporary Art Fair with the country’s largest and most diverse gathering of local and international galleries. Staged at Carriageworks, the Fair hosts over 90 galleries from around the Pacific Rim with strong representation from Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Billed as one of the most celebrated events on Australia’s cultural calendar, the 2015 …

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

Paintings from Coogee / The Great Divide

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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 nerve endings at the necks of …

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

The King's School Art Prize finalist

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Now in its’ twentieth year, The King’s School Art Prize has been awarded to some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. The King’s Art Prize is a $20,000 acquisitive award presented to the Artist judged the best contemporary artwork, created by an artist resident in Australia and represented by a commercial gallery, supporting both the artists and the fine arts industry. …

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

Storms could not wash away inspiration

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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 there. He had to bin the …

Caption: Mosman Art Prize curator Katrina Cashman admires the winning painting by Alan Jones. Picture: Annika Enderborg.

Jones’ work turns heads and clinches art prize

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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 entitled Painting 131 (North Coogee). …

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones titled 'Painting 131 (North Coogee)' wins the 2015 Mosman Art Prize

Alan Jones turns heads with his winning painting for the Mosman Art Prize

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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 Mosman Art Gallery that the …

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones of AFL and Sydney Swans legend Adam Goodes. 'Adam' was a finalist in the 2014 Archibald Prize.

Archibald Prize finalist

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Portrait of the 2014 Australian of the Year and AFL footballer Adam Goodes has been selected for this years’ Archibald Prize. The Archibald Prize was first awarded in 1921 and is one of Australia’s most prestigious art awards. Awarded to the best portrait painting, the Archibald Prize is a who’s who of Australian culture. The Archibald Prize is judged each …

Painting by Australian Artist Alan Jones of Pat Corrigan finalist in the 2016 Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Archibald Prize finalist

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A portrait of successful businessman and arts philanthropist Pat Corrigan AM, ‘Corro’, has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 Archibald Prize. ‘Corro’ is one of 39 finalists selected to hang at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 868 entries. The Archibald Prize was first awarded in 1921 and is one of Australia’s most prestigious art awards. …

Elizabeth Fortescue, ‘First Fleet heritage guides artist’s brush’, The Daily Telegraph, 2 November 2012, page 104, Reviewing Alan Jones' exhibition.

First Fleet heritage guides artist’s brush

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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 the Scarborough in 1788. Forrester’s direct …

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

New South Wales

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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 trip he took to track his …

Arts writer for the the Sydney Morning Herald, Lenny Ann Low reviews an exhibition of paintings at Legge Gallery by Australian artist Alan Jones.

Alan Jones – Paintings and Drawings

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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 strong, dark and light lines or a …

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

Journey of discovery

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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 art colleges, opportunities to see the …