Pablo Fanque presents The Tower of Learning by Nicholas Jones

Sculptured books

Nicholas Jones is a Melbourne based sculptor who uses books and printed paper to create incredibly involved artworks which question the manner in which books are ‘read’. The 'Tower of Learning' is Jones’ first solo exhibition in Sydney which includes wall and table artworks.

Art Exhibition previously on at Pablo Fanque - modern accoutrement by artisans in New South Wales, Australia.
From Tuesday 15 July 2008 to Saturday 09 August 2008
Launch Tuesday 15 July 2008, Gallery Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 10-6, Thursday 10-7, Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-5

Book in Flight by Nicholas Jones image

Published by anonymous on Friday 27 June 2008.
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‘The closed cover, the turned page, broken spine, serial form, immutable text, revealing heft, distinctive formats, handy size…’ As we become less reliant on books for the storage of information, we release them for other uses, particularly aesthetic. Paul Duguid ‘Material matters: The past and futurology of the book 1996

Nicholas Jones is a Melbourne based sculptor who uses books and printed paper to create incredibly involved artworks which question the manner in which books are ‘read’. The ‘Tower of Learning’ is Jones’ first solo exhibition in Sydney which includes wall and table artworks.

Jones transforms discarded books by folding, tearing and sewing the leaves to highlight the poetic nature of the book as sculptural form. As historical phenomena, books have reflected the evolution of mankind despite new technologies, and remain steadfastly both the solver of the riddle and the creator of the labyrinth.

Jones has a Graduate Diploma of Education from Melbourne University, a Master of Fine Art from RMIT and a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victoria College of the

Location

1 Oxford Street, Paddington
Corner South Dowling Street