Image courtesy of the State Library of New South Wales
The State Library of New South Wales is currently showing an exhibition of their new project by Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones, who has collaborated with four Sydney elders — Uncle Chicka, Aunty Esme, Aunty Sandra and Uncle Dennis — to tell a very personal story of Aboriginal Sydney, and how these elders have continued the legacy of their ancestors by actively contributing to and creating Sydney.
About Jonathan Jones
Sydney-based artist and independent curator Jonathan Jones is a member of the Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi nations of south-east Australia. Well known for his site-speci c installations that explore Indigenous practices, histories, relationships and ideas, he began his curatorial practice at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative Ltd in Sydney.
He has since researched and curated for various institutions and organisations, often in collaboration with community groups and elders. He is currently a senior researcher at Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, University of Technology Sydney.
The exhibition show cases artworks and archival materials from the Library’s collection. You can find out more about the exhibition and the collection here.
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers and visitors are warned that this exhibition may contain images or records relating to deceased persons.
When: Open now until 13th October 2019.
Where: State Library of New South Wales, Exhibition galleries, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Contact: 02 9773 1414