Alan Jones artist Open Gallery SMH

Open Gallery - New South Wales

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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 Gallery, 109 Riley Street, East …

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'.

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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 …

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

Pat Corrigan Collection acquires 'The Mother Land'

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‘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 Art School, Sydney. Link to: Share …

Kate Bryan, 'Alan Jones: This story is about you',, 2 October 2012.

Alan Jones: This Story is About You

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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 expect an increased insight into character …