Art let Jet regain direction
6th Dec 2010 AFTER spending his money at the video game arcade Jet James went to meet his mum at the pub, but she wasn’t there.
It wasn’t normal for her to leave him in the middle of the city streets of Perth.
The eight-year-old was left distressed and crying on the street for his mother.
Jet James Interview by ABC Capricornia
12 March, 2009
ARTISTS WIN FOR TAFE STUDENTS
ARTY SUCCESS: Jet James, Yvonne Moloney, Della Stokes and Karen Jones celebrate their recognition at the 2008 Capricorn Coast Rotary Art Festival in May.
FOUR CQ TAFE art students and graduates were recognised at this year’s Capricorn
Jet James was named Emerging Artist and won a Commended,
Jet, who runs his own studio Jet James, specialises in printmaking. “The knowledge and skills that I have gained at TAFE I have been able to use in my work. It gives it a sense of professionalism as well as opening up directions in the creative industry,” he said. “I enjoy the atmosphere at TAFE; I love experimenting and learning new things.” Jet is building his name through networking, by entering competitions and generating sales by exhibiting. “It’s just a matter of getting your work out there and having a go.” Jet’s father was an artist, and he attributes his life as a teenager on an isolated cattle station with setting him on the pathway to a life of art.
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Student of the Year
28 July 2009
"Vocational Student of the Year"
With over 600 nominations from across Central Queensland, Jet James was awarded the Vocational Student of Year.
Jet wins in Melbourne - Oak Hill Gallery Printmaking Award
Jet wins the $5000 Charles Ware Award National Prize for Young Artists
The 2008 Charles Ware Award for Young Artists was won by Jet James for ‘Tides of Change’
Jet James is a promising young artist whose winning print has a distinctive style, commanding scale and attractive surface treatment. Jet’s commitment to his work and attention to the craftsmanship of printmaking is evident and he obviously has a bright future in the art world'
Mr Glenn Cooke,
Queensland Heritage at the Queensland Art Gallery
The Rockhampton Art Gallery biennial Ergon Energy Central Queensland Art Awards has become a significant event for Australian artists since 2002, offering opportunities for recognition and purchase in a prestigious competition. The winning works become part of the Rockhampton Art Gallery collection and additional purchases may be made by local sponsors, collectors and the Rockhampton Art Gallery from the finalists’ exhibition. At the opening of the exhibition Jet's artwork also caught the eye of Rockhampton Regional Council Mayor, Brad Carter, and a special unveiling will be made at the Mayors office in the month of Febuary 2009.
The Charles Ware Award for Young Artists is an acquisitive award of $5,000 (perpetually for a work on paper) for artists between 18-26 years.
On track for soaring career
15th Aug 2009
JET James is one talented young artist who is carving a career for himself.
Jet James has been shortlisted for the National Youth Self Portrait Prize by the National Portrait Gallery of Australia
The online exhibition and essay can be viewed at NYSP 2009
'Star CQ artist in line for training award'