Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones is one of the most celebrated contemporary Indigenous artists working today. His work has been exhibited in more than 60 major Australian and international art museums, galleries, festivals and biennales. Jonathan has won numerous large-scale public art commissions and his work has been extensively collected by both major public institutions and leading private collections.
These include the National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Australia, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, National Gallery of Canada, Biennale of Sydney, Art Hong Kong and the Palazzo delle Papesse Contemporary Art Centre, Siena, Italy. His work is held in numerous private and corporate collections including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Naomi Milgrom Art Collection, Chartwell Collection and Westpac.
Jonathan's artistic career was encouraged by his grandmother – a Wiradjuri woman – when she suggested he explore his heritage. He is a Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate and possesses an incisive critical and historical approach and bold graphic style of visual expression.
For the 32nd Kaldor Public Art Project, in 2016 Jonathan presented barrangal dyara (skin and bones), a vast sculptural installation stretching across 20,000 metres of the Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens.