Watercolours from North Lincolnshire, UK

A watercolour by Australian artist Alan Jones

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, 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 covers …

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 …

'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 …

The Mother Land catalogue

Photograph by 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 …

The Mother Land (Artspace)

Photograph by artist Alan Jones

Artspace, The Ropewalk, North Lincolnshire, UK 15 September – 14 October 2012 The Mother Land Exhibition Catalogue 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 …