James Money

Born in Melbourne.

Money’s early graphic art influences comprised an unusually eclectic diet. His fascination was captured by everything from MAD magazine to Vincent Van Gogh - his visual palate ran the gamut from traditional to contemporary art, magazine illustration and popular culture. He had his first drawing published when he was 16 years of age and a few years later, graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts, in 1995.

Money worked as a cartoonist and illustrator for many years.His drawings were published by Amida magazine, The Age, The Ink Group and others.

Barry Humphries once described Money’s Savage Club Prizewinning drawing of Sir Les Patterson as “the best I’ve ever seen”. Sir William Dargie (winner of 8 Archibald Prizes) declared Money “a talent” when they met in the 90’s.

In 2010 his works were selected as finalists in theArchibald Prize and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.

In 2013 Money’s portrait of John Bertrand was selected for the Salon des Refusés. Most recently he was a 2018 Semi Finalist in The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. In the tradition of Australian artists such asNorman Lindsay, Donald Friend and John Spooner, Money also produces pen and ink works. He creates these with an old -fashioned nib pen-dipping it in black ink to get thick and thin lines and showing his confidence as a supreme draughtsman.

The Art Gallery of Ballarat has a selection of his pen and ink drawings in their permanent collection.

Biography

Solo Exhibitions


2019
Scratched and Feathered, Metro Gallery, Melbourne


2013
Seascapes Eastgate and Holst, Melbourne


2011
Scraperboards Warburton Lane Exhibits, Melbourne
An Exhibition of drawings & Book launch: ‘Wisdom’ by Ron Barassi MetroGallery, Melbourne
Solo Show McCulloch Gallery, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions


2019
Metro Winter, Metro Gallery, Melbourne


2018
Summer Show Metro Gallery, Melbourne

Awards and Recognition


2014
Rick Amor Drawing Prize Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria


2013
Salon des Refuses S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney


2012
Rick Amor Drawing Prize Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria


2011
ANL Prize Mission to Seafarers, Melbourne


2010
Rick Amor Drawing Prize Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize State Library of NSW, Sydney
Archibald Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

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Magnolias
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James Money, Magnolias, 2021, Oil on board, 54 x 69 cm
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The Warbler
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James Money, The Warbler, 2020, Mixed media on board, 122 x 122 cm
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Chubby Wren
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James Money, Chubby Wren, 2021, Mixed media on board, 122 x 122 cm
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