Sydney, New South Wales

Born 1935, Merrylands, New South Wales

Lives and works Sydney, New South Wales

In the 1960s Col Jordan was one of a small group of young artists who introduced hard edge optical painting to Australia. He was born in Sydney in 1935 and educated at Homebush Boys High School, Balmain Teachers College and the University of Sydney. Since 1966 he has had thirty solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra including retrospective exhibitions at the Bathurst City Art Gallery and the Lewers Bequest Gallery He has won a number of awards including the Flotta Lauro Traveling Art Scholarship. His participation in major group exhibitions includes "Engine" in 1967, "The Field" in 1968, "Abstraction Now-The Australians" in 1986, "Virtue"in 1993 and "Silver-25th Anniversary Exhibition" in 1999. His work is represented in major public and corporate collections including those of B.H.P., I.B.M., the Commonwealth Bank, the University of New South Wales, The University of Sydney, the University of Wollongong, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the National Gallery of Victoria and the National Gallery of Australia.
 In 1994 Col Jordan retired from his position as professor and associate dean at the College of Fine Art in The University of New South Wales and in 1995 was appointed an honorary visiting professor at that institution. In 1996 the Council of The University of New South Wales conferred on him the title of emeritus professor.

COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Australia
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery of Western Australia
National Gallery of Victoria
Queensland Art Gallery
Ballarat Art Gallery
Bathurst Regional Gallery
Broken Hill City Art Gallery
Lewers Bequest and Penrith City Art Gallery
Murdoch University Art Collection
Muswellbrook Art Gallery
New England Regional Art Museum
Newcastle City Art Gallery
Tarrawarra Museum of Art
Wollongong City Art Gallery

The University of New South Wales
The University of Sydney
Macquarie University

The University of Western Australia
The University of Canberra

The University of Technology Sydney
Curtin University Art Collection

The University of Wollongong
TarraWarra Museum of Art
Artbank
Commonwealth Banking Corporation

I.B.M Collection
Westpac Bank
B.H.P Collection
Heide Museum of Modern Art
Dampier Port Authority Collection
Wesfarmers

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