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Congrats to all the ARC 15th Salon Semi-Finalists and Archibald Finalists


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

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Owen Thompson Exhibition

Exhibition of recent works by Instructor Owen Thompson;

Saturday 7 – Sunday 29 November 2020


27 – 29 Govetts Leap Rd. Blackheath , NSW, 2785

Please note that due to Covid 19 there will be no official opening

Gallery Hours : Friday 11 – 4 p.m

Saturday and Sunday 10 – 5 pm

Or by Appointment : contact Vince Day 0404 930 120

Email: info @ day

Website :

You can also preview all of the works online by visiting Owen’s website:

Work by Owen Thompson

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Term 4 – School Remains Closed

The School remains closed for Term 4, 2020. Having regard to  ongoing  COVID-19 pandemic, the School feels it is not in the best interests of the students and staff to reopen at this time.

Reopening dates will be advertised well in advance.

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Congratulations JAAS Alumnae Prize Finalists

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