Jonathan Jones at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand
- When 2 Jun - 31 Dec 2018
30 the Octagon Dunedin 9016
03 474 3240
A massive new wall installation by UNSW Art & Design alumnus Jonathan Jones has been launched at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery in New Zealand.
The large-scale work, Untitled (D21.281 Galari Bargan), was inspired and influenced by a cultural exchange dating nearly 100 years ago. In the 1920s, the Australian Museum in Sydney exchanged a range of artefacts and objects relating to Aboriginal and Papuan New Guinean cultures with Dunedin’s Otago Museum, trading for several items relating to Māori culture. Jones has said he hopes his new work will inspire viewers to contemplate the cultures of Indigenous people from New Zealand and Australia, and how we can learn from their communities.
The work took gallery staff approximately three weeks to install. A short article for the Otago Daily Times features Jones discussing the work, including video of himself and the new installation.
Untitled (D21.281 Galari Bargan) is on display until 31 December 2018. Jonathan Jones is a member of the Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi nations of south-east Australia.