Ballarat Society of Artists, Inc

Jon Lam

Jon Lam.  Artist and Muralist

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Jon was born in Malaysia. He came to Melbourne in the 70’s and graduated as a graphic artist. Jon’s versatility with various media and styles has won him first prize with his Acrylic, Oil and Watercolour paintings. With more than 30 years of teaching experience, Jon enjoys exploring different styles and techniques in his work. He exhibits widely in group shows but his solo exhibitions are also very well received and has works represented both in Australia and abroad.

Jon, originally Melbourne based, now lives in Alfredton (Ballarat) since October 2019. He has works in the Edward River Council Collection, the Murray River Council, Ballarat Base Hospital and St John of God Berwick Hospital Collection. Four time finalist of The Rochester Mural Festival, his 2016 winning mural is on permanent display in Northern Highway, Rochester. Jon was commissioned to paint a mural for St Joseph primary school in Rochester and Veolia Education Room in Echuca, making him a muralist and fine artist. Jon’s work has been published on the cover of the Art Education magazine and has appeared in the Australian Artist magazine on various occasions. He conducts workshops both in Melbourne and regional areas. Jon tutors Pen, Ink and Watercolour at Box Hill Art Group.

Jon is a member of the Victorian Artists Society, Australian Guild of Realist Artists (AGRA),The Echuca Moama Artists Inc., The Echuca Moama Arts Initiative, Box Hill Art Group, Ballarat Society of Artists, and the past president of The Whitehorse Arts Association.

Academic qualifications:

Diploma of Art and Design (Graphics)

Bachelor of Education (Secondary Arts and Crafts)

Solo exhibitions:

October 2018 – “Miscellany” – The Foundry Arts Space, Echuca

February/March – 2016 – “Heart to Art” – Alton Gallery, Echuca

October 2014 – “Expressions of Interest” – Alton Gallery, Echuca

October 1995 – “Changes” – Whitefriars Park Gallery, Donvale


June 2019 – Box Hill Art Group Mid-year exhibition  2019

                      Best work on paper “Suffocating Truth”

April 2019 – Rotary Club of Deniliquin 2019

                      Highly Commended “Berth Day”

October 2018 – Rotary Club of Nathalia 2018

                      Highly Commended “Lucky Country”

October 2018 – Rotary Club of Nathalia 2018

                      Highly Commended “Harbour Town”

October 2018 – Rotary Club of Nathalia 2018

                      Highly Commended “Give Peace a Chance”

October 2018 – Rotary Club of Nathalia 2018

                      Highly Commended “Moving Along”

October 2018 – Rotary Club of Nathalia 2018

                      Highly Commended “Busy Bay”

October 2018 – Rotary Club of Nathalia 2018

                      Highly Commended “Frida and Skyla”

October 2018 – Rotary Club of Nathalia 2018

                      Highly Commended “The Grinder”

April  2018– Amaroo Art Show 2018 

                       Second Prize “Misty Blue”

April  2018– Deniliquin Rotary Show 2018

                      Highly Commended “Love Blooms”

September 2017– Berwick Art Show 2017

                      Highly Commended “From a Distance”

July 2017 – Box Hill Art Group/Whitehorse Arts Association Annual Exhibition 2017

                    Highly Commended – “Happy Days Again”

July 2017 – Box Hill Art Group midyear exhibition 2017

                    Best Oil or Acrylic – “Misty”

April 2017 – Deniliquin Rotary Show 2017

                    Edward River Council Acquisitive Award “Blue Haven”

April 2017 – EMA Inc Easter Show –“Fabulous Fakes” 2017

                    1st Prize “Leonardo da Vinci”

April 2017 – Amaroo Annual Art Show 2017

                    2nd Prize “Blue Haven2”

April 2017 – Amaroo Annual Art Show 2017

                    Highly Commended “Southbank”

March 2017 – Rochester Mural Festival


November 2016 – Box Hill Art Group 2016

                      Highly Commended “Roxanne”

August 2016 – Rotary Club of Nathalia 2016

                      Highly Commended “A Summer Place”

April 2016 – Amaroo Art Show 2016

                    Honourable Mention for “A Bridge Too far”

March 2016 – Rochester Mural Festival 2016

                      First Prize 2016

November 2015- Box Hill Art Group 63rd Annual Exhibition 2015                                                                                                                                                                                               

                     Ken Emmett Award 2015

October 2015– Echuca Moama Artists 61st Annual Art Exhibition 2015

                    1st Prize.  Murray Shire Acquisitive Award for “Princes Bridge” (Oil)

September 2015-  Whitehorse Art Association ,Super Selfie Challenge

                   2nd Prize. Contemporary Section for “Self Portrait in Blue” (Oil)

September 2015-  Chapel on Station Gallery

                 Finalist of “Living Water” exhibition with “Go With The Flow”.  (W.colour)

August 2015 –  The Rotary Club of Nathalia 4th Annual Art Show  

                      1st Prize and People’s Choice for “The Rankin’s Shed” (Watercolour)

June/July 2015 – The Maritime Exhibition (The Victorian Artists Society)

                      People’s Choice Award

April/May 2015– Echuca Moama Artists Inc. Easter Art Show, “Memories of Anzac”

                     1st Prize for “An Anzac and a Gentleman (Oil).

April 2015 – Amaroo Annual Art Show, Chadstone

                     3rd Prize for “Go With The Flow” (Watercolour).

September 2014 – Whitehorse Art Association 9×5 Challenge

                     1st  Prize. All Media Colour.  “Beyond Repair” (Watercolour).

September 2014 – Box Hill Art Group Inc. 62nd Annual Art Show

                    1st Prize, Best In Show and Mayor’s Award. “Harbour Lights2” (Oil)

April 2014 – Amaroo Annual Art Show, Chadstone

                   1st Prize for “Cezannesque Apples” (Acrylic).

February 2014 – Rotary Club of  Korumburra 37th Annual Art Show

                    Highly Commended for “The Smiling Centenarian” (Watercolour).

November 2013 Black and White plus 9×5 Exhibition. .Whitehorse Arts Association.

                   Highly Commended for “Enchantment” (Watercolour).      

    Jon is happy to talk to you about doing commission works

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