Change of Season, Paddington QLD

By Jan Jorgensen

Medium: Oil on canvas

Size: 50cm by 39cm


About the Artist

A Brief History

Brisbane born artist Jan Jorgensen studied art at BGGS then at the now Queensland College of Art for two years before working as an artist on a Brisbane newspaper. After freelancing, there was a further three years of study for an Associate Diploma of Visual Art at the College of Art, Kelvin Grove, with tutor William Robinson.
With a friend, Jan founded the Qld. Wildlife Artists Society and exhibited for 10 years before moving to own and run galleries, Ardrossan, and Riverhouse, in the inner city with her husband.

City paintings took over and many exhibitions in Brisbane and Sydney followed. Jan has shown in selected exhibitions such as The Aberdare Prize, Brisbane City Art Gallery ‘Seeing Brisbane’ in 2002, and Tattersalls Landscape Prize from 1992 to 2008, achieving the Highly Commended awards in ‘92 and ‘99.
First prizes include L.J. Hooker, Suncorp, Nudgee College and Downlands College. Works acquired through Art Prizes are in the collection of Downlands College, Redeemer Lutheran, John Paul and Nudgee Colleges, St. Hildas School, Suncorp and Prince Charles Hospital.

“ My paintings are about the human and architectural faces of the inner-city suburbs, the unseen, often ignored everyday places of my hometown.” - Jan Jorgensen


Finalist, Lethbridge Landscape Prize 2022
Finalist, Contemporary Redcliffe Art Gallery, Exhibition of Excellence 2022
First prize, Nundah Art Award, Brisbane Contemporary 2019
Finalist, Clayton Utz Launch Art Award 2012 & 2013
Grand Champion, Nundah Art Award, Brisbane 2008
Finalist, Macarthur Cook Art Award 2007
First Prize, Nundah Art Award, Brisbane 2007
Blue Nurses Award, Waterfront Place, Brisbane 2001
Moreton Bay College 2001
Highly Commended, Tattersalls Prize, Brisbane 1999
First Prize, McGregor Art Award 1995
Nudgee College Art Award, Brisbane 1995
First Prize, Royal National Association, Brisbane 1993
First Prize, Landscape, Garden City, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane 1993
Nudgee College Art Award 1993
McGregor Lions Art Prize 1993
Highly Commended, Tattersalls Prize, Brisbane 1992
Nudgee College Art Award 1992
First Prize, Royal National Association, Brisbane 1990
First Prize, Royal Qld Art Society’s 100th Annual Award (Oil) 1989
First Prize, Suncorp Award presented by Lloyd Rees 1988

Solo Exhibitions
Onward and Upward, Brisbane, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Selected works, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

Seasons of Change, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

New Brisbane Places, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

Kiln Gallery, The Gap

Changing Places - Brisbane, Kiln Gallery, Brisbane

Artours Gallery, Bulimba, Brisbane

Sheraton Hotel, Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane

Balmain Watch House, Sydney

Waterfront Place, Brisbane

Selected Exhibitions

Kiln Gallery, Paddington, Wish 2008
Kiln Gallery, Paddington, Metropolis 2008
Kiln Gallery, Paddington, Urban Illustrators 2007
Caboolture Shire Council Forces Of Nature at Matthew Flinders Gallery 2007
Macarthur Cook Inaugural Art Award, Melbourne - Finalist 2007
Redeemer Lutheran College Award for Christian Art, Rochedale 2007
Museum of Brisbane Gallery Tsunami Exhibition 2005
Brisbane City Gallery Seeing Brisbane curated by Brisbane Institute 2002
Tattersall’s Club Art award, Brisbane 1992 – 2008
Ormiston National Art Award, Qld 1993
Aberdare Prize, Ipswich, Finalist in Windsor & Newton Award, NSW 1990

Macmillan Art Publishing 2002
Jorgensen, Jan ‘CHANGING PLACES – BRISBANE’ New edition
Self Published 2012

Schenzhen – China – Brisbane’s sister city, gift from Brisbane City Council
John Paul College, Qld
British Consulate-General, Brisbane
Downlands College, Toowoomba
St. Hildas School, Southport
Redeemer Lutheran College
L.J. Hooker Collection, Brisbane
Suncorp Collection, Brisbane
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