ALAN JONES | Finalist in the 2017 WYNNE Prize

Congratulations are in order for Alan Jones for his selection as a finalist in the 2017 Wynne Prize for his painting Painting 218 (The Domain), 2016.

Painting 218 (The Domain), 2016 acrylic on board

“This landscape is a reflection of everyday life. It depicts a walk that I took to the Art Gallery of New South Wales with my son. It had just stopped raining and the sun was reflecting on the wet trees and pathway, creating a silvery light.”

“I enjoyed experimenting with collage to produce this work. It is one of the more abstract landscapes I have produced. It felt free from formal constraints. I worked quickly and intensely on each assembled piece. Applying thin acrylic washes to raw plywood added an element of unpredictability and immediacy, like working in a sketchpad.”

Alan Jones, 2017

The Wynne Prize winner is to be announced on Friday July 28th 2017.


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Tattersall's Club Landscape Art Prize Finalists

Olsen Irwin would like to congratulate our 4 finalists in the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize; Alan Jones, Guy Warren, Kathryn Ryan and Paul Davies.

A special congratulations to Guy Warren for his ‘highly commended’ Red Hot Bowl – Trephina Gorge, Alice Springs (pictured below)

guy-warren-red-hot-bowl-trephina-gorgeGuy Warren

Red Hot Bowl – Trephina Gorge, Alice Springs

jones-alan-painting-161-dunningham-reserveAlan Jones

Painting 161 – Dunningham Reserve

art-prize-imagePaul Davies

Black Forest

ryan-kathryn-illuminated-pinesKathryn Ryan

Illuminated Pines

The prize was judged on Tuesday, the judging panel comprised Chris Saines, Director Queensland Art Gallery and Goma,  Dr Campbell Gray, Director University of Queensland Art Museum, Stella Downer, Art Consultant and judge of the Salon des Refusés, and Ernie Ward, Tattersall’s Club Committee Member. The exhibition will hang in the Foyer at Waterfront Place for a public exhibition from Monday 12 September and concluding on Friday 23 September.



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Alan Jones Floor Talk Today 2:30pm

The directors of Olsen Irwin invite you today to an exhibition floor talk with

discussing his current exhibition Paintings from Coogee

2:30pm Saturday 5th September
Olsen Irwin 63 Jersey Road Woollahra NSW 2025

Alan Jones, Painting 152 (self-portrait), 2015, oil and acrylic on linen, 82 x 71.5cm

Click to view exhibition online

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Alan Jones wins the Mosman Art Prize

Olsen Irwin artist Alan Jones has been awarded the coveted Mosman Art Prize.


The Mosman Art Prize is the longest continuously running municipal art prize in Australia and has a rich tradition of fostering emerging and established artist.

Painting 131 (North Coogee) won against a competitive field of 104 finalists to claim the illustrious $30,000 prize.

Jones’ work explores notions of identity and the human experience within the landscape.

Katrina Cashman, Mosman Art Prize Coordinator & Senior Curator, commented on Jones’ work.

“Alan Jones is one of the most interesting artists of his generation and his artwork Painting 131 (North Coogee) will make a very strong statement within the Mosman Art Collection.”

Olsen Irwin is incredibly proud of Alan’s achievement and is looking forward to his upcoming show Paintings from Coogee 26 August – 13 September 2015.

The Mosman Art prize runs from the 25th of July to the 30th of August and is free.

There is also a meet the artist public program from 3-4pm on Sunday 16th of August

If you’re interested to see more works of Alan Jones’s please click here to see our stockroom

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