Reopening Update and Congratulations to Shirley Hannan Finalists

Reopening the School The safety of students, teachers and the community is our priority. We are currently examining ways of re-opening safely. We hope to be able to make an announcement soon. We thank everyone for their patience. Congratulations to Finalists in the Shirley Hannan Portrait Prize! JAAS Alumni Finalists; Michael Simms Sean Hutton Colleen Stapleton Mirra Whale Sally Ryan with two entries! Joseph O’Gara All Finalists:

Congratulations to students, teachers and alumni

Congratulations to students, teachers and alumni who are finalists and semi-finalist in the Lethbridge Art Award: Finalists: Rachel Pinel, Sally Ryan, Vicki Bosworth, Kalinda Witchey, Colleen Stapleton, Marcus Callum, Nicholas Chen, Phil Went, Elizabeth Austin, Jessica Guthrie Semi Finalists: Sally Ryan, Marie Mansfield, Marin Loo, Sue Macleode-Beere, Janelle Hatherley, James Stephenson The show opens officially tomorrow, view and purchase the works here. Also Congratulations to students, teachers and alumni who are finalists in the Percival Portrait Prize: Colleen Stapleton, Michael Simms, Phil Went and Sean Hutton. Here is a link to a virtual walk through of the gallery;

Distancing activities!

The school may be temporarily closed due to the COV-19 pandemic, but why not participate in the school facebook group with home based setups, studies sharing and constructive critiques of work and online resources(Not an invite for shameless promotion, useful free resources please). When requesting to join the group, please answer the questions and acceptance of the group rules to be accepted.

Regarding Coronavirus Pandemic:

Dear teacher or current student at the Julian Ashton Art School, The School is very concerned regarding the threat posed by Coronavirus (COVID-19) to all at the School and the community generally. The School has taken, and will continue to take, all precautionary measures, as recommended, mandated and directed by both the NSW Government and the Federal Government regarding Covid-19. We continue to monitor advice from the NSW Government and the other authorities daily. In an overabundance of caution for the interests of students and staff we have made the following decision: In consideration of the above, it has been…

International success for JAAS Alumni

    Congratulations to alumnus Paul Newton – over 2660 entries and only 23 finalists in the Portrait Society of America 2020, a fantastic achievement and well deserved.             Congratulations also to alumna Paulina Kazarinov who received the award of excellence in the New Jersey Livingston Art Association.

Congratulations to Alumna Lucy Pulvers

Our Alumni continue to receive accolades nationally and internationally! From Scholar Alumna Lucy Pulvers; “I wanted to let you know that I have just had the news from London that three of my painting have been accepted in the 208th Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours exhibit, held in April this year at the Mall Galleries. I had one painting accepted last year and was invited again this year to enter. I have attached photos of the three accepted paintings. I would be very happy if you could let Jo Lemon know of this news and to thank her very…