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Project 32 : Jonathan Jones


Project Overview
WARNING: Members of Aboriginal communities are respectfully advised that this Project archive refers to the loss of cultural objects from across the south-east of Australia and may contain the images and names of deceased peoples.

For Project 32, Jonathan Jones presented barrangal dyara (skin and bones), a vast sculptural installation stretching across 20,000 square-metres of the Royal Botanic Garden. It recalled the 19th century Garden Palace building where it originally stood in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden, before it devastatingly burnt to the ground along with countless Aboriginal objects collected along the colonial frontier. The project was Jones’ response to the immense loss felt throughout Australia due to the destruction of these culturally significant items. It represented an effort to commence a healing process and a celebration of the survival of the world’s oldest living culture despite this traumatic event.
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barrangal dyara (skin and bones) 
17 September – 3 October 2016 
Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, Gadigal Country

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Project 32 : Folder 1
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Project 32 : Folder 4
Project 32 : Box 1
Project 32 : Box 2
Project 32 : Press Folder
Project 32 : Digital Photos

People and Organisations
Jonathan Jones
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
State Library of New South Wales
Australian Museum
Education Themes
Aboriginal culture and language, Architecture, Australian artists, Australian history, Environments, Installation, Monumental, Natural materials, Site-specific, Sound art / soundscapes
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