Category: News

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…

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…

Julian Ashton’s Birthday Today!

Today marks the birth in 1851 of Julian Ashton, a painter who also instructed several generations of important artists through our School. For more information see our History page. The Art Gallery of NSW has made a post about his birthday with a link to their Julian Ashton Collection  

JAAS 2019 Prizes, Scholarships, Diplomas and Certificates

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…

2019 Teachers and Students Exhibition

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

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.