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Lyndal Jones

b. 1949
New South Wales

Lyndal Jones is a Melbourne-based artist whose work has covered a wide range of practices, including performance, theatre, dance and video in both single channel works and more elaborate installations. She has exhibited extensively in both solo and group shows in Australia and overseas. Jones represented Australia at the Venice Biennale 2001 with the work Deep Water/Aqua Profunda

Andrew Frost
Birth place
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Period of activity 
from 1984
Other solo exhibitions 

The bridge of no return, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, Australia; Darwin With Tears, ACCA, Melbourne; The Art of Water (photographic/text exhibition) with Antoni Jach, Project Space, RMIT University, Melbourne, 2008. 

The Avoca Project, Avoca, Victoria, Australia, 2007. 


Crying Man 4 (from the series Tears for What was Done), with Kate Richards, Artspace, Sydney, Australia; I Must Not Cry (neon work, private commission), Perth, Australia, 2005. 


Crying Man, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, 2003. 


Tears for what was done, sculptural installation, Spectrum Gallery, Perth; White Light Red Square, sculptural installation, City Square, City of Melbourne; Lyndal Jones: Up to and including … Deep Water/Aqua Profunda, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; War & Peace, including Deep Water/Aqua Profunda and Spitfire 1 2 3, Laurence Wilson Art Gallery, The University of Western Australia, 2002. 


From The Darwin Translations: Deep Water/Aqua Profunda, The 49th Venice Biennale, Italy, 2001. 


From The Darwin Translations: Demonstrations and Details from the Facts of Life, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK; From The Darwin Translations: 1000 Years of Sexual Play, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 2000. 


From The Darwin Translations: In the Garden of Eden Version #2, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne; From The Darwin Translations: Boys in Loud Cars, Maclaurin Gallery, Ayr, Scotland, 1998. 


From The Darwin Translations: In the Garden of Eden, Craigie House, Paisley University, Ayr, Scotland, 1997. 


From The Darwin Translations: Paradise, Woolloomooloo 1996, Artspace, Sydney; From The Darwin Translations: Spitfire 1 2 3, The Power Station, Melbourne; From The Darwin Translations: Spitfire 1 2 3, Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, 1996. 


From The Darwin Translations: Sexual Play in the Galapagos Islands, Canberra School of Art Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra; From The Darwin Translations: Sexual Play in the Galapagos, The Listening Room, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1995. 


From The Darwin Translations: Freud’s Couch, Art Studio, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada; From The Darwin Translations: Room with Finches, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, 1994. 

Lyndal Jones: The Prediction Pieces 1981–1991: An Archive (installation), Contemporary Art Archive, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Prediction Piece 10: As Time Goes By, The Listening Room, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1992. 


Prediction Piece 10: 9 Lightwells, Museum of Art, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 1991. 


Prediction Piece 10: As Time Goes By, 7 Anderson Street, West Melbourne; Prediction Piece 10: As Time Goes By, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, 1990. 


Prediction Piece 6: Pipe, The Studio, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne, 1989. 


Prediction Piece 8: Winter/Passion, Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, 1988.

Prediction Piece 6: Pipe Dreaming, The Performance Space, Sydney; Prediction Piece 6: Pipe Dreaming, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Prediction Piece 6: Pipe Dreaming, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, 1986. 

Prediction Pieces 1–4, George Paton Gallery, The University of Melbourne, 1981. 


At Home: On the Road Again, 110 Chambers Street, New York, USA; At Home: Domestic Bliss, George Paton Gallery, The University of Melbourne, 1980. 

At Home: On the Road Again, La Mama Theatre, Melbourne, George Paton Gallery, The University of Melbourne; At Home: Dances to Order, University Gallery, The University of Melbourne, 1979. 


At Home: At Home, La Mama Theatre, Melbourne; At Home: Fair Weather (with Nanette Hassall), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, 1978. 

Other group exhibitions 

In the Balance: Art for a Changing World, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, 2010. 


The Avoca Project, The Swiss House, Avoca, Victoria, Australia, 2008–09. 


Figuring Landscapes, 2008–09 touring exhibition England and Australia (including Tate Modern, London, MOMA, Brisbane); An Exhibition to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Lexton Landcare, Old Mill Gallery, Avoca; The Green Zone, Academy Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia; The Swiss House, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 2008. 


What Is … Sub-urban Video Lounge, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Director's Lounge Video Festival, Berlin, Germany, FABS Warsaw, Poland, 2007–08. 


Face Value: Video Portraiture from the Pacific, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts, Sydney, 2005. 

I thought I knew but I was wrong: New Video Art from Australia, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne; Jamjuree Gallery, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok; Beijing Millennium Monument; Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore; Ssmazie Space, Seoul, South Korea; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2004–05. 


Penetralia: Art & Psychoanalysis in Melbourne, 1940–2004, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne; Veczoennections: Contemporary Artists from Australia, House of Croatian Artists, Zagreb, Croatia, curator: Branka Stipancic; Screen Life, Renia Sofie, Madrid, Spain; Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne; Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand, 2002. 


Desire, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 2001. 


Live, Tachikawa International Art Festival 2000, Tachikawa, Japan. 

Signs of Life, Melbourne International Biennial, Telstra Exchange Building, Melbourne, 1999. 

Private Parts, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne; Wer bin ich und wenn ja wieviele, Galerie im Parkhaus, Berlin, Germany, 1998. 

Video Positive 97: Escaping Gravity, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, England; On Dialogue — Contemporary Australian Art, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany; Perspecta, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Unmapping the Earth, ’97 Gwangju Biennale, South Korea; World Wide Video Festival, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Fotofeis, International Festival of Photography in Scotland, Tramways Gallery, Glasgow, 1997. 


Jurassic Technologies Revenant, Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne; 24HR Art, Darwin; Islands: Contemporary Installations from Australia, Asia Europe and America, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1996. 


Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Adelaide Installations, Adelaide Festival; MCA Collection, 1994 Selection Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; 25 Years of Australian Performance Art, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (installation and performances), 1994. 

Melbourne International Festival of the Arts, The Studio, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne, 1992. 


Frames of Reference: Aspects of Feminism and Art, Dissonance Exhibition, Artspace, Pier 4/5, Sydney, 1991. 


Commonwealth Theatre Laboratory, Bhopal, India; Performance '89, Department of Visual Arts, Monash University, Melbourne, 1989. 


La Boheme, City Gallery, Melbourne, 1988. 


Origins, Originality + Beyond, Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1986. 


Meaning and Excellence, University Gallery, The University of Melbourne; State Film Centre, 1985. 


The Politics of Picturing, Tasmanian School of Art Gallery, Hobart, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; Australia: Nine Contemporary Artists, Olympic Arts Festival, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA; Meaning and Excellence, Anzart in Edinburgh, Edinburgh Festival, School of Art, Scotland, 1984. 


Australian Perspecta '83, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, George Paton Gallery, The University of Melbourne; Continuum '83, Australian Contemporary Art in Japan, Tokyo; Image '83, Extensions Studio, Melbourne; Works by Australian Video Artists, Tour of Japan, 1983. 


Act 3 — Ten Australian Performance Artists, Canberra School of Art Gallery; Vision in Disbelief, 4th Biennale of Sydney, 1982. 


First Australian Sculpture Triennial, La Trobe University, Melbourne, 1981. 


Act 2 Festival of Performance Art, Australian National University Arts Centre Canberra, 1980. 


European Dialogue, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, 1979.