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Alan Jones’ work crosses over painting, sculpture and collage. His most recent show was of exquisite painted wooden collages, many of which depicted the coastal landscape of Moonee Beach in NSW.

With 22 solo shows and over 130 group shows under his belt, Jones has received many awards, including the Kilgour Prize, Mosman Art prize, Paddington Art Prize and Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship and has been finalist in many others.  His portraits have been hung in Australia’s prestigious Archibald Prize three times including last year with his portrait of Pat Corrigan.

His work took a personal twist when he was living in Windsor near the Hawkesbury river in Sydney.  An amazing coincidence, which we talk about in this episode, set him on the path of exploring his ancestry and bringing his art closer to home.

In this episode of the podcast, Jones also talks about his experiences of painting Pat Corrigan and Adam Goodes for the Archibald and gives insights into his process and techniques.

 

Click here to see a short video clip of Jones in his studio on YouTube

 

Feature image: Alan Jones in his studio with painting, collage and soft sculpture.

 

Upcoming

Yellow House, Butt Naked Salon II, Sydney 29 November – 1 December 2017

Links to things and people we talk about in the show

 

Painting 172 (Moonee Beach), 2016, acrylic on board, 112.5cm x 70cm

Painting 172 (Moonee Beach), 2016, acrylic on board, 112.5cm x 70cm

Robert Forrester #2, 2013, oil and acrylic on polyester, 194cm x 179cm

Robert Forrester #2, 2013, oil and acrylic on polyester, 194cm x 179cm

Painting 131 (North Coogee), 2015, acrylic on linen, 112.5cm x 117.5cm

Painting 131 (North Coogee), 2015, acrylic on linen, 112.5cm x 117.5cm

Pat, 2016, acrylic on board, 153cm x 140cm

Pat, 2016, acrylic on board, 153cm x 140cm

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Adam, 2014, oil and acrylic on linen, 171cm x 156cm

Painting 207 (The Domain), 2016, acrylic on board, 86cm x 90cm

Painting 207 (The Domain), 2016, acrylic on board, 86cm x 90cm

'This is Our Land Now #1', 2010-11, plywood and clocks, 263cm x 55cm x 55cm

‘This is Our Land Now #1’, 2010-11, plywood and clocks, 263cm x 55cm x 55cm

Wyalkatchem Hotel, 2011, plywood and hoop pine, (h)81cm x (w)308cm x (d)148cm

Wyalkatchem Hotel, 2011, plywood and hoop pine, (h)81cm x (w)308cm x (d)148cm