Alan Jones discusses his latest exhibition ‘Wyalkatchem’

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones

INTERVIEW WITH VENN GALLERY Earlier this year you travelled back to Wyalkatchem with your father in preparation for this exhibition, in what ways did this trip influence the works in the show? I have been wanting to do the trip back to Wyalkatchem for a several years now. It wasn’t …

Wyalkatchem

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones

Wyalkatchem, Venn Gallery, Perth 17 November – 23 December 2011 Wyalkatchem Jones’ earliest childhood memories go back to the country town of Wyalkatchem in rural WA. In the late 70s and early 80’s Jones’ parents, Mike and Jenny, were widely known within the community as publicans of the Wyalkatchem Hotel …

Australian Dada

Sculpture by Australian artist Alan Jones. Install view at Venn Gallery, Perth.

BY ASHLEY CRAWFORD At its heart, Alan Jones’ latest body of work is a celebration. Hints of introspection, via self-portraiture, float through his work, but so does an embracement of family, of environment and of the future. Jones’ work has always been about notions of identity; what it is that …

Janet Holmes à Court Artist Grant

Sculpture by Australian artist Alan Jones. Install view at Venn Gallery, Perth.

Janet Holmes à Court Artist Grant Recipiant Alan Jones receives a Janet Holmes à Court Artist Grant to help bring together the 2011 exhibition ‘Wyalkatchem’ at Venn Gallery, Perth. The Janet Holmes à Court Artist Grant is a NAVA initiative, made possible through the generous sponsorship of Janet Holmes à …