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. His projects are grounded in research and work with local Aboriginal elders and community to tell local stories. Jones is a researcher at Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, University of Technology Sydney.
Published November 2021
Paperback and slip case
170mm x 250mm