____________30.03.19 A.J. Taylor at Caloundra Regional Gallery
A.J. Taylor’s work, Forest Ground, Early Light, is featured in group exhibition, Collected Landscapes at Caloundra Regional Gallery. This work was also the People’s Choice Winner in the John Leslie Prize at Gippsland Art Gallery last year.
Opening in late May, Collected Landscapes brings together a selection of artworks that respond to the landscapes of the local Sunshine Coast hinterland area.
29 May – 21 July
Caloundra Regional Gallery
Artwork credit: A.J. Taylor Forest Ground, Early Light 2018 oil on board 121.5 x 238.0 cm
____________A.J. Taylor at Noosa Regional Gallery
A.J. Taylor will have his work presented in an upcoming group exhibition, The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower, at Noosa Regional Gallery.
This exhibition explores the biodiversity of the surrounding Noosa region while also considering the relationship between nature and human interaction. The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower is presented by CLIMARTE in affiliation with the ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 festival.
The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower
3 May – 16 June
Noosa Regional Art Gallery
Image credit: A.J. Taylor Paynter Creek (winter afternoon) 2017 oil on board 91.5 x 167.0 cm
____________28.03.19 A.J. Taylor in the Sunday Mail
Current exhibiting artist, A.J. Taylor, has been featured in the U on Sunday magazine in The Sunday Mail.
Fiona Purdon’s article delves into the artist’s motivation and process behind creating the Pink Ash series. Taylor also discusses his process in capturing images whilst out exploring different tracks and landscapes – in particular the Wallum landscape.
A.J. Taylor’s solo exhibition, Pink Ash, is current at Jan Murphy Gallery until 6 April.
Image credit: A.J. Taylor Mooloolah River Wallum 2019 oil on board 91.5 x 91.5 cm
____________22.08.18 People’s Choice Award Winner – 2018 John Leslie Art Prize
A.J. Taylor has been voted the winner of the John Leslie Art Prize 2018 People’s Choice Award at Gippsland Art Gallery.
From more than 60 finalists, visitors to the exhibition selected Taylor’s work, Forest ground, early light 2018.
Image credit: A.J. Taylor Forest ground, early light 2018 oil on board 121.0 x 239.0 cm
____________08.06.18 People's Choice Winner – Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2018
A.J. Taylor is the winner of the People’s Choice Prize for the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2018 at the Caloundra Regional Gallery.
The non-acquisitive $2,500 prize was awarded to Taylor for his work, Sapling forest (morning light) 2018.
Image credit: A.J. Taylor Sapling forest (morning light) 2018 oil on board 101.0 x 82.0 cm
____________07.09.18 A.J. Taylor in Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize 2018
A.J. Taylor is a finalist in the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize 2018.
Each year the acquisitive award is judged by a four-person panel, comprising of an interstate judge, a representative of a public gallery, a practicing artist and a representative of the Tattersall’s club committee, with the winning work joining the Tattersall’s Club Art Collection.
An exhibition of finalists’ work is held from 3–7 September at the Tattersall’s Club Members’ Bar before relocating to the Foyer at Riverside Centre in Brisbane’s CBD for a public exhibition.
Image credit: A.J. Taylor Afternoon light, Refuge Bay 2018 oil on board 77.0 x 122.0 cm
____________19.04.18 A.J. Taylor in 2018 Fleurieu Biennale
A.J. Taylor is a finalist for the 2018 Fleurieu Biennale. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Fleurieu Art Prize in 2018, the newly renamed Fleurieu Biennale will be exhibited across three galleries in the Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia.
The 2018 prize will be judged by Christopher Orchard, artist; Emma Fay, Guildhouse Executive Director; and Godwin Bradbeer, artist, with the winner to be announced on Saturday 16 June 2018 at Stump Hill Gallery in McLaren Vale.
____________21.04.17 A.J Taylor in Parliament House Art Collection
A.J. Taylor’s At the edge of the forest (morning light) 2017 has been acquired by the Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra. The painting is from Taylor’s 2017 exhibition, Hinterland.
Image credit: A.J. Taylor At the edge of the forest (morning light) 2017 oil on board 94.5 x 91.5 cm Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra.
____________21.03.17 A.J. Taylor – 'Hinterland' Video Interview
A.J. Taylor’s solo exhibition, Hinterland, will run from 28 March – 22 April 2017.
A video interview with artist discussing this most recent body of work can be viewed above.
____________21.12.16 A.J. Taylor in Macquarie University Art Collection Exhibition
Work by A.J. Taylor will be on display at the Macquarie University Art Gallery as part of an exhibition highlighting new acquisitions to the collection.
Curated by Rhonda Harris, Kate Hargraves and Leonard Janiszewski, the exhibition explores the process of how a collection is put together and pays tribute to the donors and artists that help form a dynamic and relevant collection.
Image credit: A.J. Taylor Mapleton 24 2012 oil on board 83.5 x 83.5 cm
____________27.07.16 A.J. Taylor in 2016 John Leslie Art Prize
A.J. Taylor has been shortlisted as one of 47 finalists for the 2016 John Leslie Art Prize at Gippsland Art Gallery.
Held biannually the John Leslie Art Prize awards a $20,000 prize to a contemporary Australian landscape painting, with the 2016 installment to be judged by Marielle Soni, Senior Art Consultant, Artbank Melbourne; Melinda Martin, Director, Linden New Art, Melbourne and artist Shannon Smiley who won the prize in 2014. The winner will be announced at an opening night held on Friday 2 September.
Image credit: A.J. Taylor Lake’s edge #2 2014 oil on board 91.5 x 91.5 cm
____________07.06.16 A.J. Taylor in Sunshine Coast Art Prize
A.J. Taylor is a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2016 for his work, Weyba 2016.
Selected from the 40 finalists, the winner of the acquisitive prize will win $25,000 and an artist studio residency at Montville Country Cabins in the beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland. The official opening, including the announcement of the winner will take place on Thursday 1 September.
Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2016
Caloundra Regional Gallery
18 August – 2 October 2016.
Image credit: A.J. Taylor Weyba 2016 oil on board 100.0 x 150.0 cm
____________09.04.16 A.J. Taylor in 2016 Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize
A.J. Taylor has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2016 Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize. Each year over 100 artists from across Australia are invited to exhibit a painting in the prize. Four judges will adjudicate the prize; one being interstate, one representing the public gallery administration, one a practicing artist and the fourth a representative of the Tattersall’s Club Committee. The winner of the coveted prize will be announced on Tuesday 6 September.
The exhibition of finalists’ work will be held at the Tattersalls’s Club of Brisbane from 5 – 9 September before relocating to the foyer of the Riverside Centre at 123 Eagle Street Brisbane for a public exhibition from 12 – 23 September.
Image credit: A.J. Taylor Murdering Creek 2016 oil on board 116.0 x 113.0 cm
____________11.10.14 One year later, Stradbroke Island
A.J. Taylor’s forthcoming exhibition One year later, Stradbroke Island opens at JMG on the 21st of October.
____________Recent studio visit
Jan recently visited A.J. in his studio, he is busy preparing for his forthcoming exhibition One year later, Stradbroke Island
____________20.08.14 Finalist, 2014 John Leslie Art Prize
A.J. Taylor Hawkesbury 9 2013 oil on board 183.0 x 183.0 cm
Congratulations to A.J. Taylor who has been listed as a finalist for the John Leslie Art Prize for his work: Hawkesbury 9.
____________22.02.14 Finalist, Stanthorpe Art Festival Prize
Glen Aplin Landscape, 2014, oil on board, 60.0 x 150.0 cm
Taylor is a finalist in the Stanthorpe Art Festival Prize. The exhibition runs until 13 April.