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Jonathan Jones works on paper 2010–19


Jonathan Jones works on paper 2010–19


Jonathan Jones’ publication works on paper 2010–19 celebrates the works of one of Australia’s most important contemporary indigenous artists.

Never-before-seen in one survey, these sensitive works discuss the histories, textures and patterns of south-east Australia. This astute publication pairs Jones’ bodies of work with relational texts by leading Aboriginal elders, authors and artists to illustrate Aboriginal perspectives on country. The texts are written by Barkandji artist Uncle Badger Bates, Waradgerie artist Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Wiradjuri language expert Dr Uncle Stan Grant Snr AM, Walgalu curator Aidan Hartshorn, Wiradjuri writer, poet and academic Dr Jeanine Leane, Wiradjuri poet and artist Jazz Money, and Gomeroi researcher and academic Dr Heidi Norman.

Edited by Genevieve O’Callaghan, This unique publication features no formal covers and a new custom typeface that analyses Australia’s cultural relationship with its complex history. The publication strips away traditional formalities to present Jones’ works in a quiet, deconstructed experience.

Jonathan Jones  is a Sydney-based artist and researcher of the Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi nations of south-east Australia. He works closely with community to create a range of projects that talk to both the historical and contemporary. Jones is a researcher at Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, University of Technology Sydney. Jones has exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2019 he presented the curated exhibition Bunha-bunhanga: Aboriginal agriculture in the south-east at Tarnanthi festival, Art Gallery of South Australia and Museum of Economic Botany, Adelaide. In early 2020 he created the site-specific ephemeral artwork untitled (maraong manaóuwi) at the Hyde Park Barracks, presented by Sydney Living Museums and Art & About Sydney. Most recently, Jones’s work was included in the online exhibition do it (australia), Kaldor Public Art Project 36, 2020, and his new project untitled (transcriptions of country) opens at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris in late November 2021.

Jonathan Jones, edited by Genevieve O’Callaghan
Published November 2021
Softcover with slipcase
336 pages
170mm x 250mm
ISBN 9780648596363

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