Jonathan Jones

About Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones is a member of the Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi nations of Australia and is currently based in Sydney. He 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, which use light, subtle shadow and the repetition of shape to explore Indigenous traditions, relationships, and ideas. Jones’ work has been shown both nationally and internationally in numerous solo exhibitions such as: Jonathan Jones (2013), Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland; Jonathan Jones (2013), Manly Art Gallery and Museum; untitled (salt) (2011), Galerie Mirchandani and Steinruecke, Mumbai; untitled (the tyranny of distance) (2008), Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney. His work has also been included in a range of major group exhibitions in Australia and internationally, including: My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia (2013), Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art (2013), National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; 18th Biennale of Sydney: all our relations (2012), Sydney; unDisclosed: Second National Indigenous Art Triennial (2012), National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Parallel collisions: 2012 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; and Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years (2011), Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg. He has won several awards for his work, including the 2002 New South Wales Indigenous Arts Fellowship from Arts NSW and the inaugural Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award from Queensland Art Gallery in 2006.