For untitled (transcription of country), Jonathan Jones has carried out extensive research work both in Australia and France – at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, the Museum of Natural History in Le Havre and the Château de Malmaison (where he will benefit from an exhibition at the beginning of 2022). The exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo, its first in Europe, will be accompanied by a text by Australian author Tara June Winch in the PALAIS magazine to be published in April 2022. It will be presented in the fall of 2022 at Artspace in Sydney together with a monographic publication.
Curators Daria de Beauvais, Alexie Glass-Kantor, Michelle Newton, assisted by Lisa Colin
Exhibition realised in partnership with Artspace (Sydney).
Research and exhibition developed by Jonathan Jones with the support of elders Aunty Julie Freeman and Uncle Charles Madden.
In the framework of Australia now France 2021-2022, an initiative of the Australian Government celebrating Australia’s creative excellence, diversity and innovation.
This project is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; by the NSW Government through Create NSW; by the Australian Government through the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It is also supported by the City of Sydney and the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.
The embroideries are the result of a close collaboration with the women’s embroidery groups associated with Information + Cultural Exchange (I.C.E.) and with the Adorned Collective; with the support of Yamane Fayed (I.C.E.) and Liam Benson (Adorned Collective).
The artist’s preliminary research in France has been supported by Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette.
Virtual visit of the exhibition “untitled (transcriptions of country)” (from November, 26th 2021 to February, 20th 2022).
Jonathan Jones is a member of the Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi peoples of south-eastern Australia.