Image courtesy: Hari Ho
____________08.06.18 Jason Benjamin in Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2018
Jason Benjamin is as a finalist for the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2018 at the Caloundra Regional Gallery for his work The calligrapher’s garden 1 2012-2018.
The annual prize offers an acquisitive major prize of $25,000 with the winning work acquired by the Sunshine Coast Art Collection. The winner will be announced on Thursday 30 August at the official opening.
Image credit: Jason Benjamin The calligrapher’s garden 1 2012-2018 oil on linen 122.0 x 122.0 cm
____________22.08.18 Jason Benjamin in 2018 John Leslie Art Prize
Jason Benjamin is a finalist for the 2018 John Leslie Art Prize at the Gippsland Art Gallery in Sale, Victoria. Jason has been selected for his work, C’mon come home 2014–2018.
The acquisitive prize awards $20,000 to the best landscape painting with the winner to be announced by Wellington Shire Council Mayor, Cr. Carolyn Crossley, at the official opening on Friday 21 September 2018.
Image credit: Jason Benjamin C’mon come home 2014–2018 oil on linen 122.0 x 122.0 cm
____________03.05.18 Jason Benjamin in Archibald Prize 2018
Congratulations to Jason Benjamin who is a finalist in the Archibald Prize 2018 for his work, So you want to come down and the silence of painting 2018.
Image credit: Jason Benjamin So you want to come down and the silence of painting (self-portrait) 2018 oil on linen 122.5 x 122.5 cm
____________Jason Benjamin Publication
With an introduction written by Jack Marx, What Binds Us is an insightful publication exploring Benjamin’s work.
Jason Benjamin: What Binds Us
Hard cover, 192pp, fully illustrated, colour
30.5 x 29.0 cm
ISBN: 1 876832 65 7
Please email the gallery or phone +61 7 3254 1855 to purchase this item.
____________07.07.16 Jason Benjamin in Wynne Prize 2016
Congratulations to Jason Benjamin who is a finalist in the Wynne Prize 2016 for his work I fell behind and you waited for me 2015.
Image credit: Jason Benjamin I fell behind and you waited for me 2015 oil on linen 30.0 x 30.0 cm
____________31.07.15 Jason Benjamin in Art Guide
Jason Benjamin’s exhibition Practicing Calligraphy has been featured in the July/August 2015 issue of Art Guide Australia.
Arts writer Louise Martin-Chew previewed works from Jason’s upcoming solo exhibition, Practicing Calligraphy, which is on at Jan Murphy Gallery from 11 August – 11 September.
Please click here to read the article.
Image credit: Jason Benjamin Song of summer 2015 oil on linen 120.0 x 180.0 cm
____________15.07.15 Jason Benjamin in Archibald Prize 2015
JMG represented painter Jason Benjamin is a finalist in the Archibald Prize 2015 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales for his portrait of Australian singer/songwriter Paul Kelly
The exhibition of finalists work will run from 18 July until 27 September.
The works of all finalists will then tour to the Art Gallery of Ballarat, New England Regional Art Museum, Tweed River Art Gallery, Manning Regional Gallery, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery and the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre from October until July 2016.
Jason Benjamin I sat by the river, I waited by the road 2015 oil on canvas 180.0 x 180.0 cm
____________11.10.14 Hazelhurst Regional Gallery
Jason Benjamin’s touring exhibition Everyone is Here is currently on view at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, watch attached video for further information on the exhibition’s premise.
____________11.07.14 2014 Archibald Prize finalist
Jason Benjamin I just wanna dream 2014 oil on linen 183.0 x 183.0 cm
Congratulations to Jason Benjamin in qualifying as a finalist for the 2014 Archibald Prize. His work I just wanna dream is of Australian musician Tim Rogers from You Am I. A fan since the early 1990s, Benjamin has watched Rogers evolve as a songwriter with keen interest. ‘As his songwriting has grown more personal, achingly so, I felt I would try to find a way into that. Easier said than done,’ says Benjamin.
____________03.07.14 City of Albany Art Prize
Jason Benjamin Poem for a Hidden Mudcrab 2014 oil on linen
Congratulations to Jason Benjamin who has been announced as a finalist in the 2014 City of Albany Art Prize.
____________10.12.13 'Everyone is Here' Touring Exhibition
A major touring exhibition by Australian landscape artist Jason Benjamin opened at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery on 21 September, 2013.
Curated by Gavin Wilson and focusing on the Hay Plain and Monaro regions, ‘Everyone is here’ will visit seven regional galleries across New South Wales. The exhibition includes over 40 paintings and drawings dating from 2002 to 2008.
The drawings and paintings bear witness to Benjamin’s disciplined scrutiny of environmental concerns including: topography, vegetation and climate.
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery: 20 September – 24 November 2013
Griffith Regional Art Gallery: 16 January – 23 February 2014
Dubbo Cultural Center: 7 March – 30 May 2014
Cowra Art Gallery: 21 June – 26 July 2013
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery: 15 August – 28 September 2014
Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery: 10 October – 23 November 2014
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre: 12 December – 25 January 2015
Benjamin recently spent time in the outskirts of Beijing undertaking a residency. We look forward to seeing how this new experience reveals itself in his upcoming work.
____________22.03.13 Finalist, Archibald prize
Fight club, oil on linen, 180.0 x 180.0 cm
Benjamin is a finalist in the 2013 Archibald prize with a portrait of fellow painter McLean Edwards.
To view all finalists please click here.