Old black and white photograph of men sitting at the bottom of a large fig tree making boomerangs. A beach can be seen in the background.

Sydney Elders

  • Past Exhibition

We’re excited to be presenting a 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.

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Sydney NSW 2000
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We’re excited to be presenting a 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.


"These stories form a beautifully complex web that knits Sydney's landscapes together."
Jonathan Jones


 

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A photograph of two women and one man gathered around a large film camera. One looks through the eye piece.
Jonathan Jones, Fotini Manikakis (producer) and Justine Kerrigan (cinematographer) on location in Redfern.

Meet the curator

A smiling bearded man.

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-specific installations that explore Indigenous practices, histories, relationships and ideas, he began his curatorial practice at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative Ltd in Sydney (2000–02). He has since has researched and curated for various institutions and organisations, often in collaboration with community groups and elders, including recent projects with Kaldor Public Art Projects and the Art Gallery of South Australia. Jones’s work is represented in major public collections throughout Australia and in public collections overseas. He is currently a senior researcher at Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, University of Technology Sydney.