With almost 5000 entries from 83 countries, we are very pleased to have four alumni, three who have been instructors as semi finalists in the International ARC 15th Salon, Marcus Callum, Isabelle Chouinard, Sally Ryan and Colleen Stapleton. Good luck to all entrants in the finals! JAAS Alumni Archibald Finalists; Angus McDonald, Paul Newton
Congratulations to all finalists, but we are biased and love that so many of the JAAS Alumni are represented in major art prizes! JAAS Alumnae Finalists in the Portia Geach; Michelle Belgiorno Nicolette Eisdell Kathrin Longhurst Marie Mansfield Sally Ryan JAAS Alumnae Finalists in the Dean Cogle Portrait Prize; Kalinda Witchey Manuela Pilz Sally Ryan’s Finalist Entry in the Portia Geach Award
But hurry, applications close July 31!
Very proud to have JAAS Alumni Ben Ryan, Elizabeth Austin, Joshua McPherson, Tony Costa as finalists, good luck! https://www.nag.org.au/KILGOUR-PRIZE/
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: https://gallery.begavalley.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/default/page.asp?p=DOC-JBZ-52-46-27
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; https://mpembed.com/show/?m=8Xu4DXJQiLh&mpu=487&play=1
Congratulations to this years winners – it was, according to the judges, a very difficult selection due to the exceptional high standards! Diplomas Anna Terrey Rei Tresler Phil Went Certificates John Brown Jenna Drummond Mary Porter Kerry White Scholarships Sir William Dobell Scholarship – Swathi Madike John Olsen Scholarship – Xeni Kusumitra Brett Whitely Scholarship – Sandra Brand Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Scholarship – Veronica Colvin Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Part Time Scholarship – Mei Sui Ong William Fletcher Scholarship – Kalinda Witchey Prizes The Phillip Muskett Prize (Sponsored by Parkers Galleries) – Vittoria Viecelli The Marjorie Santow…
The Julian Ashton Art School Teachers and Students end of year exhibition is a fantastic show of the work being done by both teachers and students. It attracts a high standard of work across a range of genres, coinciding with a number of highly sought after prizes and scholarships. The Exhibition will be held at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, Level 1, 280 Pitt St, Sydney. The exhibition opening hours will be midday to 2 PM weekdays from Monday the 25th of November until Thursday the 5th of December.
Congratulations to Alumna and instructor Colleen Stapleton on being selected as finalist in the KAAS with this wonderful example of an Alla Prima portrait. Colleen has also recently been selected as a finalist in the Portia Geach award, Kennedy art prize ARC Salon, Lethbridge prize, A.M.E prize and Florence Academy Scholarship. Colleen has a workshop in January, and will also be teaching on Wednesdays at the Rocks campus in 2020. Click here for Colleen’s page and classes
Congratulations to JAAS student Xeni on receiving the Macability Award for her works Dawn of My Day and Darkness of My Dream at the Fishers Ghost Award.