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Jackson Davies
Jackson Davies

Jackson Davies is a contemporary oil painter based in Potts Point, Sydney. Jackson paints dynamic images of the human form that are emotionally evocative and sensitive.

With a background in art conservation, Jackson has great admiration for Old Master techniques and materials. He is committed to the development of his practice through the painterly study of these revered artworks.

Jackson has been a finalist in esteemed art prizes including the Doug Moran and Mosman Art Prizes, and in 2019 he was awarded Winner of the Northern Beaches Art Prize. Jackson has held residencies in Sweden and Portugal and his work appears in private collections around Australia.

 

 

Masculine Sensibilities

Masculine Sensibilities is a collection of paintings from 2022. Works feature male subjects in a variety of imagined and domestic settings. Rather than planning my paintings, I prefer to work intuitively and over a long period of time. Working slowly allows me to reflect upon the emotional resonance of what I am trying to capture. Painting is a way to respond to and record my surroundings and thoughts. I find the practice to be an exploratory and contemplative activity. It is my way of making sense of my life. As a result I feel a strong emotional connection to my paintings and I sincerely hope that it is expressed in the works themselves. This collection, my first solo exhibition, represents my effort to develop my technique and subjects- to ultimately see how far I can push myself as a painter.

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Education

Master of Cultural Materials Conservation 2021, University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Fine Arts 2013, University of New South Wales

 

Exhibitions & Art Prizes

Solo Exhibition Masculine Sensibilities  Art2Muse Gallery, 2023

Doug Moran Finalist 2022
Northern Beaches Art Prize Winner 2018
Mosman Art Prize Finalist 2019
Naked & Nude Finalist 2019
Doug Moran Semi-Finalist 2018, 2017

2020
Belle Art Start

2019
Northern Beaches Art Prize
Mosman Art Prize
Naked & Nude (Manning Regional Art Prize)

2015
Belle Art Start exhibition

2014
Doug Moran Semi Finalist

2013
COFA Graduate Annual COFA, Sydney
Mosman Youth Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
Freedom Tap Gallery, Sydney
Artspot Avalon recreation centre, Sydney
Warringah Art Prize (finalist) If U like Gallery, Sydney

2012
Artzpace Avalon recreation centre, Sydney
Clifton’s Art Prize (finalist) Clifton offices, Sydney
Abandon The Tate, Glebe Sydney
Holy Family Art Show, Sydney
Pop Art Painters gallery Sydney
Amnesty Art Prize Tap Gallery, Sydney

2011
Tree of Life RNSH, Sydney

2010
Express Yourself Manly Regional Gallery, Sydney

 

Residencies

2014 Rud Air Laxarby Sweden
2014 OBRAS Portugal