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Alan Jones

b. 1977

Alan Jones completed an advanced diploma of fine arts at the National Art School, Sydney, in 1997. That year he won the inaugural Pat Corrigan Travelling Art Scholarship. In 2000 he completed his bachelor’s degree at NAS. In 2004 he was awarded the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship. He won the Kedumba drawing prize in 2010 and the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award in 2011. In between he gained the Janet Holmes à Court Artist’s Grant. Over the course of his painting career, he says, he has done every conceivable day job to augment his income. For some years he held solo shows at Legge Gallery and Watters Gallery; in 2014 he began showing with Olsen Irwin. Jones’s portrait of Pat Corrigan was hung in the Archibald competition of 2013, he won the Kilgour Prize in 2014 and in the middle of 2015 he won the Mosman Art Prize.

Updated 2018