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Jonathan Jones: untitled (transcriptions of country)

Where
The Gunnery
The Gunnery
43–51 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Artspace
When

Tuesdays to Fridays, 11am to 5pm Weekends, 11am to 6pm Friday 15 December 2023 to Sunday 11 February

Cost

Free

Wiradyuri and Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones will present the inaugural exhibition at Artspace at The Gunnery when it reopens, before the exhibition tours nationally.

Jones’s exhibition Jonathan Jones: untitled (transcriptions of country) explores colonial transport, trade and the acclimatisation of Indigenous plants, animals and objects along with the colonisation of local knowledge.

The exhibition draws on the extraordinary collections gathered by a French expedition, led by Captain Nicolas Baudin, to what was then known as New Holland at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Baudin’s was one of the most extensive scientific expeditions ever undertaken in Australia, with the ‘discovery’ of more than 2,500 new species. His team returned to France with countless living plants and animals, as well as a collection of Sydney Aboriginal objects.

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