Opening & In Conversation - Alun Rhys Jones & Gallery Director

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Saturday 7 May 2 - 3.30pm

Gallery 2

Join artist Alun Rhys Jones in a conversation with the Director, Simone Nolan as they discuss his work and practice. Participate in the conversation to delve into his influences and thoughts.

Alun Rhys Jones is an Australian-based artist, whose practice focuses on themes related to identity, commodity, media, and popular culture. Recent work has investigated the use of the body, gender and celebrity in a post internet, late capitalist, consumer society. Alun Rhys Jones graduated with Honours from the National Art School, Sydney in 2011. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout Australia and internationally.

Since graduating he has participated in twelve solo exhibitions and more than 30 group shows. Notable exhibitions include MaleMan at Bondi Pavilion Gallery, Sydney; The Binary Show at Crowther Contemporary, Melbourne;Solo at The Other Art Fair London, 11th Edition, Bloomsbury, London; #Celebrity at Gallerysmith Project Space, Melbourne;Untitled ® at MOP Gallery, Sydney; Colour Union™ at Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney; Solo Show at Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane; POP LIVING at Schwartz Gallery, London; the Salon Des Refusés at S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney and Allsorts, Gould Galleries, Melbourne. 

 Alun Rhys Jones has been shortlisted for over 40 Awards and Prizes including the Doug Moran National Art Prize, the Paul Guest Prize, the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize,the Rick Amor Drawing Prize, the Emporio Armani Commission, the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award and the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Prize.He has been Highly Commended in the Chippendale New World Art Prize, Clayton Utz Art Award,Waverley Art Prize and the John Olsen Prize for Figure Drawing and was the winner of the North Sydney Art Prize Painting Award in 2012. 

 Alun Rhys Jones has participated in the Takt Kunstprojektraum Artist Residency in Berlin and received the NAVA Australia Artist’s Grant, NAVA New South Wales Artists’ Grant and William Fletcher Foundation Grant. 

 

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