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…
Congratulations to the inaugural Darling Portrait Prize finalists! We are very proud to have the following Ashton’s Alumni as finalists. Colleen Stapleton Kathrin Longhurst Paul Newton Sean Hutton
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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
The school term will start and be open on the Australia Day public holiday – don’t miss the first classes of the year!
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.
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.
Congratulations to Colleen Stapleton and Sally Ryan on being selected as finalists in the Art Renewal Salon! “When talking about competitions and exhibitions dedicated to 21st Century Realism, The International ARC Salon is the largest in the world in terms of entries, and the most diverse in terms of categories and international participation. This makes the International ARC Salon Competition the most influential and far reaching competition for Contemporary Realism in the world, offering over $100,000 in cash awards and international recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries and museums, with live exhibitions and a strong online presence.” – Art…