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Jonathon Jones

A member of the Kamilaroi and Wiradjuri Nations, Jonathan currently lives in Bronte, Sydney. Jonathan is a practicing installation artist, working consistently within collaborations. Receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New South Wales at the College of Fine Art in 1999 Jonathan has gone on to lecture at many of Sydney's Universities. Jonathan is currently working on various exhibitions, nationally and internationally, working within an analytical Pacific and Indigenous paradigm. In 2002 Jonathan received the New South Wales Indigenous Artists Fellowship to further his practise.

Between 2000 and 2002 Jonathan held the position of curator at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-optative Ltd in Annandale. His main area of interest is to break down the stereotypes and preconceived ideas of Aboriginality and to highlight the damage this ignorance is causing within Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities in order to replace it by celebrating of the diversity of Aboriginality. During his time at Boomalli Jonathan initiated and co-curated a cultural exchange program in 2001 between Boomalli Aboriginal Artists co-operative and Urban Shaman Inc. in Winnipeg, Canada. Jonathan currently works at the Art Gallery of New South Wales as Co-ordinator Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Programs. In addition he is casually engaged as an independent curator for various institutions including the Sydney Opera House and Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Paddington Sydney.

Recently Jonathon has been working with landscape architects, Pittendrigh, Shinkfield and Bruce on the Wilson Brothers Site project in Redfern. Jonathan has worked with the youth of the inner-city environment at PACT theatre in Enmore and has been exhibiting at Performance Space, Sydney, RMIT, Story Hall, Melbourne, Art Space, Wolloomloo, Sydney and Artbox Sherman Gallery, Paddington, Sydney as well as The Contemporary Art Foundation of Auckland, New Zealand.

Lives and works

Selected works