Ballarat Society of Artists, Inc

Jon Lam

Jon Lam.  Artist, Muralist and Tutor                                        ABN: 29 655 302 354


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Jon Lam was born in Malaysia. Having grown up both in a multiracial and cultural community he shows a natural interest in human consciousness and practices.

Throughout his life, Jon has always been fascinated by paintings and how the world is represented through the eyes of artists. This early interest was further developed when pursued a Diploma of Art and Design.

After working as a Graphic Designer in Melbourne for two years, Jon completed a Bachelor of Education at Melbourne State College. He retired early as a teacher to become a fulltime artist.

Jon won over 50 awards including the $5000 first prize in the annual Rochester Mural Festival in 2016 for his dramatic piece “Changes” centred on the Australian landscape which is on permanent display in the Northern Highway in Rochester, Victoria. He has since been a finalist three more times and completed six murals in the Campespe region in Victoria.

Amongst other achievements are his awards for Watercolours, Oils and Acrylics paintings, from Best in Shows to acquisitive competitions and has works hanging in civic buildings around Australia and overseas.

He has works in the Edward River Council Collection, the Murray River Council, Ballarat Base Hospital and St John of God Berwick Hospital Collection. 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.

Jon is a familiar face in group shows, such as the ones held by the Victorian Artists Society, Australian Guild of Realist Artists and the Rotary Club shows and has five successful solo exhibitions to date.


Today Jon tutors in Art societies, runs painting workshops and gives private tuition.

Jon is the past president of The Whitehorse Arts Association and is a member of the

Box Hill Art Group,

Ballarat Arts Alive,

Ballarat Society of Artists.

Box Hill Art Group,

Melbourne and Victorian Artists.

Victorian Artists Society.



Solo exhibitions:

May 2021 – “Unplugged” – The Customs House Gallery, Echuca

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

    Jon is happy to talk to you about doing commission works

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