Mosman Art Prize 2015

Posted Tuesday 28 July 2015

Alan Jones – Painting 131 (North Coogee), 2015


Artist Alan Jones has won the 2015 Mosman Art Prize, beating 104 other finalists and joining an iconic roll call of winners that started with Margaret Olley in 1947.

Jones takes home the major prize of $30,000 with his winning work Painting 131 (North Coogee) which was inspired by his recent move to the Sydney suburb.

Established in 1947, the prize is one of the oldest and most prestigious municipal art awards in Australia with a major prize of $30,000.

As Council acquires the winning works, they will form a special collection which reflects developments in Australian art since the mid-20th century.

Eleven local artists were among the 105 finalists selected for exhibition from a total of 850 entries.

This year’s work was inspired by the artist’s recent move to Coogee Beach which explores self-portraiture with the artist depicted in the form of two small black and white heads looking inwards at each other in the landscape.

The prize is Mosman Art Gallery’s flagship annual exhibition – works are on display free at the Gallery – Saturday 25 July to Sunday 30 August 2015.

Visitors to the Mosman Art Prize can vote in the Viewers’ Choice Award with the winning artist awarded $1000.