Watercolours from North Lincolnshire, UK

Watercolour by Australian artist Alan Jones from the Waters' Edge series from the UK.

The Waters’ Edge Series is a series of small scale watercolours. They were produced between 31 August – 10 October 2014 while undertaking a studio at The Ropewalk in North Lincolnshire, UK. The Ropewalk is an active arts centre situated along side The Waters’ Edge Country Park on the south bank of the River Humber. The Waters’ Edge Country Park …

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 …

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 …