Jonathan Jones is a member of the Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi peoples of south-east Australia. He works across a range of mediums, from printmaking and drawing to sculpture and film, utilising everyday materials in minimal repeated forms to explore and interrogate cultural and historical relationships and ideas from Indigenous perspectives and traditions. He is well known for his evocative site-specific installations and interventions into space that use fluorescent light tubes. Jones’ poetic light works also express the artist’s interest in the idea of positive contact and connection, illuminating a bridge between cultures and the spaces of exchange.
Jones has exhibited both nationally and internationally since the late 1990s, including exhibitions at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Canada, Ontario; Palazzo delle Papesse Contemporary Art Centre, Siena, Italy; and Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Canada. The publication Jonathan Jones: Untitled (The Tyranny of Distance) was published by the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation in 2008. Jones’ work is represented in major public collections throughout Australia and in a number of public collections overseas.
- Museum of Contemporary Art Australia