Artwork Details


aboriginal, asymmetry, australian, light, neon, pattern

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untitled (sum of the parts)

ArtistJonathan Jones
Production Date2010
Mediumfluorescent tubes, wiring, electrical cable
Size3800 x 3600 mm
DepartmentInternational Art
Accession Date03 May 2010
Accession NoC2010/1/12
Credit LineChartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2010

Chartwell Notes

This work was first seen and acquired at the Tim Melville Gallery in Kitchener St in 2010 along with three drawings. The angular design of the light work references patterned possum-skin cloaks given to babies within Aboriginal communities. Underlying the aesthetically pleasing geometric pattern are issues concerning ritual, family bonds and a shared cultural language through mark-making and symbolism. The acquisition process allowed for the work to be recreated according to the artist’s instructions allowing for some variation in size and shape to accommodate to a future wall installation in a public gallery. (RW, 2014)

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Exhibition History

Auckland Art Gallery
My Country: Contemporary Art from Black Australia
28 March - 17 August 2014

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