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Jessica Ashton

Jessica Ashton is an artist, working in a realistic style with oils and charcoal. Jessica paints light and atmospheric effects, often including figurative elements.

 

She is represented by Dickerson Gallery. Her work has been included in exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, as well as regional galleries. She has been a finalist in numerous established art prizes, including the Archibald Art Prize, the Mosman Art Prize, NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, the Eutick Memorial Still Life Art Prize, the Warringah Art Prize, the Hunters Hill Art Prize, and the Alice Bale Scholarship.

 

Jessica studied Classical Fine Art at the Julian Ashton Art School on the Sir William Dobell Scholarship. She taught at the school for more than 10 years. Jessica also teaches illustration at The University of Technology, Sydney and Human Anatomy at Production Art Department.

JESSICA ASHTON

 

1976                Born Sydney, lives and works in Sydney

 

2008                Diploma of Fine Art, Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney

 

1997                Diploma of Fine Art, Sydney Institute of Technology, East Sydney

 

 

 

AWARDS

 

2019                Archibald Finalist

                        Eutick Memorial Still Life Art Prize Finalist

2018                Mosman Art Prize Finalist

                        Parliament Plein Air Art Prize Finalist

2017                Archibald Finalist

                        Northern Beaches Art Prize Finalist

                        Warringah Art Prize Finalist

2015                Hunters Hill Art Prize

                        Parliament Plein Air Art Prize

2015                Warringah Art Prize finalist

2014                Mosman Art Prize finalist

                        Parliament Plein Air Prize finalist

2013                Mosman Art Prize finalist

2011                AME Bale Travelling Scholarship finalist

2008                AME Bale Travelling Scholarship finalist

2005                Sir William Dobell Scholarship, Julian Ashton Art School

 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2015                Dreams of Flying, Dickerson Gallery, Woolhara

2016                We Came From The Sea, Mosman Art Gallery

 

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2020                2019Archibald Finalist Tour, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Bank Art Musem Moree, Bathurst Regional Gallery, Coffs                              Harbour Regional Gallery

2019                Archibald Finalists Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW

                        Archibald Finalists Tour, Tarrarwarra Museum of Art Victoria, Gosford Regional Gallery

                        Part 2 of a Great Big Christmas Show, A.K. Bellinger Gallery, Inverell

                        Eutick Memorial Still Life Award Finalists Exhibition, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong

                        Artists of Mosman 2088, Mosman Art Gallery

2018                2017 Archibald Finalists Tour, Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle Art Gallery, Casula                                Powerhouse Arts Centre, Grafton Regional Art Gallery

                        Mosman Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, Mosman Art Gallery

                        Parliament Plein Air Art Prize Exhibition, Parliament House, Sydney

                        Artists of Mosman 2088, Mosman Art Gallery

2017                Archibald Finalists Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW

                        Archibald Finalists Tour, Murray Art Museum Albury, Geelong Art Gallery

                        Artists of Mosman 2088 Mosman Art Gallery

2016                Artists of Mosman 2088, Mosman Art Gallery

2015                Artists of Mosman: 2088, Mosman Art Gallery

2014                Journeys West, Orange Regional Art Gallery

                        Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery

                        Parliament Plein Air Prize, Parliament House, Sydney

2013                Mosman Art Prize Finalists Exhibition, Mosman Art Gallery

                        Artists of Mosman: 2088, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman Art Gallery

2011                Alice Bale Art Award, Glen Eira Council Gallery, Melbourne

2010                Middle Head Artists, Landship Gallery, Mosman

                        Salisbury Studios Inaugural Exhibition, Brisbane

2009-2012       Artists of Mosman: 2088, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman

2009                Harbour Glimpses, Julian Ashton Art School, Mosman

2009                Middle Head Artists, Landship Gallery, Mosman

2009                9” x 5” Exhibition, Julian Ashton Art School, Mosman

2008                Alice Bale Art Award, Glen Eira Council Gallery, Melbourne

2004-2017       Teachers and Students Exhibition, Julian Ashton Art School

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