Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones exhibited in the Sydney Art Quartet's 2017 Butt Naked Salon II.

Olsen Gallery to exhibit Butt Naked series

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A selection of works produced for Butt Naked Salon II will be exhibited at Olsen Gallery in Sydney between 5-17 December 2017. In 2017 Alan Jones was invited by the Sydney Art Quartet to participate as guest artist for their Butt Naked Salon II concert at the Yellow House in Sydney. Butt Naked Salon II was performed over 3 night …

‘The night is a blank canvas – anything can go,’ says artist Alan Jones. Photograph: Barnaby Wilshier

Butt Naked Salon: art, music and nudity collide in deeply moving performance

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A string quartet plays and a nude model poses as an artist paints the walls, in an ephemeral happening in Sydney inspired by the Parisian Belle Époque Alan Jones – the artist, not the shock jock – squeezes paint out of a tube, mixes it with water, and lifts a fat, unwieldy brush to the wall. We are in Potts …

The Sydney Art Quartet and artist Alan Jones at Yellow House for the 2017 Butt Naked Salon II performance.

Alan Jones’s birthday suit

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Gadfly was momentarily beguiled by a poster in Sydney’s east – an advertisement for a performance by the Sydney Art Quartet at the Yellow House, called Butt Naked. Apparently it’s restricted to people 18 years and over because it contains nudity and stars Alan Jones. Will the dear old butterball, the protector of public decency, shed his fetching yellow, cream …

Artist Alan Jones (centre) with musician James Beck and model Yolanda Frost in Jones’ Alexandria studio. Picture: Tim Pascoe

Sydney Art Quartet teams up with artist Alan Jones in Butt Naked II

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Alan Jones invariably listens to music while he’s painting in his Alexandria studio. But the artist has never painted in front of an audience to the accompaniment of a live quartet. “If I think about it too much I break out in a cold sweat,” Jones admits. The show, Sydney Art Quartet: Butt Naked Salon II, follows the first Butt …

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones from the exhibition 'Time and Place: Recent Collage' at Olsen Gallery Sydney.

The Art of Giving

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The Sydney Kids Committee is extremely grateful for the generosity of King Street Gallery who will be hosting a fundraising art exhibition to raise money for the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. The gallery have asked some of Australia’s leading artists to donate a painting for sale at ‘The Art Of Giving’ exhibition. Exhibition to be opened by Richard Weinstein SC. …

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

Art Gallery of South Australia acquires 'Pat'

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Alan Jones’ painting of business man and arts philanthropist Pat Corrigan AM has been acquired by Art Gallery of South Australia. ‘Pat’ was a finalist in the 2016 Archibald Prize. This was the third 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’ …

Alan Jones in his Birmingham Street studio, Sydney. Photo: Daniel Shipp

Panel discussion - Paddington Art Prize

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Please join us for a panel discussion this Saturday, 21 October 2017 at 3pm at the Paddington Art Prize as we chat with one of this years judges, arts scholar, Nick Vickers, and two of our winners – Alan Jones (UNSW Art & Design/Cicada Press Award) and Catherine Cassidy (Sofala Cottage Prize). The panel discussion will be followed by an …

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones. Finalist in the 2016 Paddington Art Prize exhibition.

Paddington Art Prize finalist

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‘Painting 160 (Dunningham Reserve)’ has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Paddington Art Prize. A $25,000 National acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape, now in it’s 14th year. Link to: www.paddingtonartprize.com.au Share this Post

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones has been acquired by the Pat Corrigan Collection from the exhibition Time and Place: Recent Collage.

Pat Corrigan Collection acquires 'Painting 163 (Moonee beach)'

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‘Painting 163 (Moonee beach)’ has been acquired by the Pat Corrigan Collection. Pat Corrigan AM is an Australian businessman, art collector and philanthropisth and 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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Corrigan_(businessman) Share this Post

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones. 'Painting 214 (Port Douglas)' was a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize 2017.

Mosman Art Prize finalist

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‘Painting 214 (Port Douglas)’ has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Mosman Art Prize. The 2017 Mosman Art Prize will be judged by Kirsten Paisley (Deputy Director, National Gallery of Australia). In 2017 the Mosman Art Prize will celebrate its 70th year. Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious local government art …

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones exhibited at The Fine Art Society Contemporary, London.

Head of a Convict Woman

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In 2012 I did a 6 month residency at The Ropewalk in the north of England. In this time I visited Carlisle where my ancestors supposedly came from. In their early 20’s they were both convicted of crimes and consequently sent to Australia in 1788. Reflecting on their wretched lives, I did this little portrait one afternoon. Still a favourite …

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones

9 Hours Underground

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Artesian4 and Kate Smith are proud to announce their latest exhibition titled ‘9 Hours Underground’. This exhibition will be held at (or rather, under) one of the most iconic venues in Australia – Under the Sydney Opera House. It is a rare person indeed who commits as much as Kate Smith does to the development and support of artists. With …

9 Hours Underground entrance tunnel via Wilson Parking, Sydney Opera House.

Lost in Space

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Spaces create stories. In the late 1970s, Sydney’s underground walkways and parking stations were the places where you could experience the stark, modernist spaces of the era’s science fiction movies. As a teenager, I would find any excuse to ride the moving walkway at the Domain Parking Station, or walk down the then-pristine Devonshire Street tunnel or, best of all, …

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones. Finalist in the 2017 Tattersall's Club Landscape Art Prize.

Tattersall's Club Landscape Art Prize finalist

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‘Painting 219 (From Birmingham Street)’ has been selected as finalist in the 2017 Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize. The Tattersall’s Club celebrates its 28th year of the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize with 89 artists participating from across Australia. Valued at $30,000, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize is an acquisitive prize. The winning work will join the acclaimed Tattersall’s Club …

Soft sculpture by Australian artist Alan Jones.

Sydney Contemporary 2017

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The Old Clare Hotel in Chippendale will be a hub of artistic activity for Sydney Contemporary, with artists from Birmingham Street Studios taking over the hotel with their painting, ceramics, installation and video works. The Birmingham Street studio artists staging the take-over are: 7-10 September 2017 For Sydney Art Week these artists have taken over The Old Clare Hotel and …

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones has been acquired by the Pat Corrigan Collection from the exhibition Time and Place: Recent Collage.

Pat Corrigan Collection acquires 'Painting 181 (Coogee)'

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‘Painting 181 (Coogee)’ has been acquired by the Pat Corrigan Collection. Pat Corrigan AM is an Australian businessman, art collector and philanthropisth and 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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Corrigan_(businessman) Share this Post

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones. A finalist in the 2017 Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Wynne Prize finalist

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‘Painting 218 (The Domain)’ has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Wynne Prize. Commenting on ‘Painting 218 (The Domain)’ for the AGNSW, Jones explains: ‘This landscape is a reflection of everyday life. It depicts a walk, which I took to the Art Gallery of New South Wales with my son. It had just stopped raining and the sun …

Print by Australian artist Alan Jones

Limited Edition Print

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In 2015 Sydney was hit with its largest hail storm in 10 years and our studios were completely flooded. Many of the artists in our building lost a lot of works. I had 17 paintings destroyed. This is one of the portraits I lost. Thankfully I’ve been able to get the image back. It now exists in a different form …

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones from the exhibition 'Time and Place: Recent Collage' at Olsen Gallery Sydney.

Artist Profile: Australasian Painters 2007-2017

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This exhibition brings together a selection of paintings by over 140 artists featured in Artist Profile magazine over its 10 year history, providing a comprehensive overview of Australasian painting from 2007 to 2017. With 40 issues of in-depth interviews and stories to its credit, Artist Profile has become a touchstone visual arts publication for professionals, students and art lovers. The …