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Jonathan Jones

Sydney-based Aboriginal artist Jonathan Jones (b.1978), a member of the Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi nations of South-East Australia, works across a range of mediums, from printmaking and drawing to sculpture and film. He is perhaps best known for his site-specific installations and interventions into space that use light, subtle shadow and the repetition of shape to explore Indigenous traditions, relationships and ideas.

Jones often works with everyday materials, such as fluorescent lights, discarded timber fence-posts and blue tarpaulin, recycled and repurposed to explore relationships between community and the individual, the personal and public, historical and contemporary. As well as showing in galleries across Australia and internationally, he has worked on several major public art commissions for both private and public sites. In such projects Jones has sought to represent both the traditional and contemporary by working with the historical usage and current vision of a particular site.

Jones’ use of light as a medium acknowledges ideas of light as a metaphor for qualities of memory and life-force.

“What [my work] comes down to is trying to capture the notion of a community. It’s an idea that perhaps there is one point of light and it’s producing a body of light. What if you put another light with it? There’s an overlap, a linking." - Jonathan Jones, Australian Art Collector 42, Oct-Dec 2009, p.137

www.jonathanjones.com.au »

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Artist: Jonathan Jones
Medium: graphite on Arches paper

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Artist: Jonathan Jones
Medium: graphite on Arches paper

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Artist: Jonathan Jones
Medium: graphite on Arches paper

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Artist: Jonathan Jones
Medium: fluorescent tubes, wiring, electrical cable