Tim Jones: the phantom and the city

During the years 1988–90, Melbourne-based Welsh-born artist Tim Jones made a series of works based on an elaborate New Guinean sculpture originally used as a house-post for an above-water dwelling in Sentani Lake, West Papua.

Art Exhibition previously on at Ian Potter Museum of Art in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 25 September 2010 to Sunday 07 November 2010

Covert 7 city 1989–90 image East Sepik Province, middle Sepik River, locality around Blackwater River image

Published by Ian Potter Museum of Art on Monday 04 October 2010.
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These little known works on paper from the University of Melbourne Art Collection are shown together for the first time with three related sculptures from the artist’s collection.

An important inclusion in the exhibition is two Papua New Guinean shields drawn from the Leonhard Adam Collection of International Indigenous Culture which illustrate the influence of works from the region in Jones’s series.

The second half of the exhibition comprises Jones’s major sculpture ‘Covert 7 city’ and ‘Angel’ drawings from the University’s collection, along with the 1990 sculpture ‘Good afternoon at “Levitating Phenomenon”’ from the artist’s collection.

Curator: Joanna Bosse

The Art in Focus series of one-room exhibitions includes displays that provide a context for one or more related works from the University of Melbourne Art Collection.