Jonathan Jones’ publication works on paper 2010–19 celebrates the works of one of Australia’s most important contemporary Indigenous artists. Never-before-seen in one survey, these sensitive works discuss the histories, textures and patterns of south-east Australia. This astute publication pairs Jones’ bodies of work with relational texts by leading Aboriginal elders, authors and artists to illustrate Aboriginal perspectives on country. The texts are written by Barkandji artist Uncle Badger Bates, Waradgerie artist Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Wiradjuri language expert Dr Uncle Stan Grant Snr AM, Walgalu curator Aidan Hartshorn, Wiradjuri writer, poet and academic Dr Jeanine Leane, Wiradjuri poet and artist Jazz Money, and Gomeroi researcher and academic Dr Heidi Norman.
Edited by Genevieve O’Callaghan, this unique publication features no formal covers and a new custom typeface that analyses Australia’s cultural relationship with its complex history. The publication strips away traditional formalities to present Jones’ works in a quiet, deconstructed experience.
336 pages, 17 x 25cm, softcover + slipcase, Formist (Sydney).