Helen McCullagh

Jordan Richardson

Jordan Richardson’s paintings take breath from an observation of art conservation. The material quality of old paint, its tackiness and elasticity is a daily obsession that drives his painting practice and informs a strategy for paint application.

Richardson’s current work investigates the processes of portraiture, with a depth of pentimenti, excavations of paint layers and the build up of translucent glazes and gestural marks.

Richardson was a finalist in the Archibald Prize 2017 with his portrait of John Bell, and he has been twice highly commended in the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art scholarship in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Richardson holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons) from the National Art School, Sydney.

Curriculum Vitae


Born 1993
Sydney, Australia


2015 BFA Painting (HONOURS), National Art School
Solo Exhibitions
2016 The King and The Fool, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney
2017 Shadows on a Cave Wall, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney


Group Exhibitions
2017 Home@735 Invitational, Home@735
2016 Hype, 220 Creative Space
2016 Self Portraits on Paper, Bouddi Foundation for the Arts | Yellow House
2015 30.09.15, Home@735


Honours Painting 2015, NAS Library Stairwell Gallery

Awards and Prizes

Finalist, Collie Art Prize

Finalist, Archibald Prize
Finalist, Kilgour Art Prize
Finalist, Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize
Finalist, Waverley Art Prize
Finalist, Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize

Commended, Gosford Art Prize

Highly commended, Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship

Recipient, Clitheroe Foundation Scholarship
Finalist, Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship
Recipient, Bouddi Foundation for the Arts Grant
Winner, John Olsen Prize for Figure Drawing

Recipient, Bouddi Foundation for the Arts Grant

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