Dianne Jones

Dianne Jones is an emerging Australian photo-media artist whose work deals with indigenous identity and cultural history. Jones first exhibited at Niagara as part of the 2002 Unsigned Artists show. In this exhibition, she presented a number of reproductions of classic Australian paintings with pointed interventions. In Tom Roberts' Shearing of the Rams, her father and cousin are amongst the workers. In a John Glover landscape, a photo taken at a family picnic is inserted.

In her most recent work, Jones focuses on the small group of Australian photographs that have properly infiltrated the public consciousness. These images, which include Max Dupain's Sunbaker and David Moore's Meat queue, have come to function as symbols for Australian identity. Jones has made her relationship to these images public through a cute sleight of hand. She has literally inserted herself into the works, making space for her cheeky and irreverent responses. With humour and personality, Jones lets herself mingle, meeting suburban mums of the 40s, swimming with the larrikin boys of the 50s and embracing the glamour of the 60s. In these works, Jones makes the audience aware of the cultural homogeneity of certain visual histories, while showing how we can start to create a new history that's inclusive rather than exclusive. Indigenous experience is no longer excluded.

Dianne Jones completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia, in 2000. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions in Australia and overseas, and is included in the collections of National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Monash University Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Australia.

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Dianne Jones, A little less conversation, 2008, archival digital print (premium gloss), edition 1 of 5, 178 x 106cm, 12024

A little less conversation, 2008
archival digital print (premium gloss)
edition 1 of 5
178 x 106cm
12024

Selected Stock

Dianne Jones
Dianne Jones, 2003
digital print
2 of 10
21.1 x 15.1 cm
6625

Dianne Jones
Jeulisa, 2005
inkjet on canvas
AP, edition of 10
79 x 51.5cm
8852

Dianne Jones
John, 2005
inkjet on canvas
AP
79 x 51.5cm
8853

Dianne Jones
Kirsty, 2005
inkjet on canvas
1 of 10
79 x 51.5cm
10646

Dianne Jones
Woman in a black dress, 2009
archival digital print on photo paper
AP, edition of 10
90 x 64cm
13223

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