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ALAN JONES video tour

OLSEN Gallery
June 2021

Video tour of Alan Jones's exhibition Still Life at OLSEN Gallery June 2021

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Ghosts of the past: The art of Julian Meagher, Sophie Cape, Chris Langlois and Alan Jones

Andrew McIlroy
Andrew McIlroy
2 October 2019

The Eveleigh Railway Workshops once an imposing symbol of modernity speaks to another time.  The vast old wrought iron roof sheltered and brought together hundreds of workers – hardened men from Sydney’s gritty inner suburbs, newly arrived migrants and indigenous peoples from neighbouring Redfern.  Despite the harsh, choking conditions working on heavy steam powered rail machinery presents, those that endured spoke of its heart and soul, of forged friendships that would last a lifetime.

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Alan Jones is awarded highly commended in Tattersals Club landscape Prize 2019

September 2019

Congratulations to ALAN JONES awarded highly commended for his painting Painting 263 (Mike Kenny Oval) in the 2019 Tattersalls Club Landscape Prize. Jones will be one of the artists we feature at Sydney Contemporary next week.

Alan Jones winner of Cicada Press Award at 2018 Paddington Art Prize leads to a new body of work at Olsen Annexe

August 2019


OLSEN Gallery artist Alan Jones was the winner of the 2018 Cicada Print Award as part of the prestigious Paddington Art Prize. This recognition has sparked inspiration for a new body of etchings that will be shown in the OLSEN Annexe this November.
Alan Jones
OLSEN Annexe, 1 - 16 November 2019 Opening: Saturday 2 November, 2-4pm

Alan Jones | Dobell Drawing Prize


Congratulations to OLSEN Gallery artist Alan Jones whose work The Fire Trail 1 has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Dobell Drawing Prize.


August 2018

OLSEN Gallery wishes to congratulate Alan Jones for his work Painting 233 (The Fire Trail) that has been selected as a finalist in the Tattersalls Art Prize. Painting 233 was recently on display at the Olsen Gallery stall at Melbourne Art Fair

Butt Naked Salon

November 2017

At the end of November of 2017 Alan Jones performed an evocation of a bohemian art salon that merges music, live drawing and painting. He painted the walls of Yellow House while the Sydney Art Quartet performed Schubert, Sculthorpe & Finzi with Musings from Tim Olsen.

Liquitex Australia has released a clip on their youtube summarising the event.

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December 1, 2017

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

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an 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 Point, Sydney, and Jones is making a mural inside the hallowed Yellow House.

He is not alone. Generating music that feeds his rhythm is a live quartet; watching him is a small audience; and, arched over a black plinth, long dark hair cascading down her bare back, is a naked muse.

I am at the opening night of the Sydney Art Quartet’s Butt Naked Salon II, a re-working of the same concept first launched last year, inspired by the salons in the Belle Époque period in Paris.

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

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Alan Jones | Winner of UNSW Print Prize at the Paddington Art Prize

October 2017

Olsen Gallery wishes congratulations to Alan Jones, Winner of the UNSW Print Prize at the Paddington Art Prize for Painting 160 (Dunningham Reserve). 

Painting 160 (Dunnigham Reserve), 2017, acrylic on linen

For a full list of finalists click here. The Paddington Art Prize exhibition will be open to the public for viewing from Thursday October 12 until Sunday 22 October 2017.

ALAN JONES | Finalist in the 2017 WYNNE Prize

July 26, 2017

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.
"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.  


February 4, 2017

Interview with Alan Jones. 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.

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Storm could not wash away inspiration

Daily Telegraph
Elizabeth Fortescue
27 August 2015

AIn April this year, the day after Sydney's spectacular storms, artist Alan Jones arrived at his Alexandria studio to find 17 of his new paintings floating in melted hail.

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Alan Jones wins the Mosman Art Prize

July 2015

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 see our stockroom