Tree with shooting star
05 Feb 1962 -
Tim Jones was born in Wales and arrived in Australia in 1983. He studied Painting and Printmaking in the UK, with further studies in Sculpture, and a MA (Research) in Melbourne (Victoria College of the Arts and Monash). He works primarily as a printmaker and sculptor, and has taught in various Victorian tertiary institutions since 1991.
Jones' prints are inspired by the work of English romantic visionary William Blake, especially his finely-wrought wood engravings. His imagery of trees and sparse woodland is stylised, with strong black and white contrast lending it dramatic impact, and atmospheric use of light and shade. His work alludes to the literary tradition of wood engraving, with images suggesting theatre and narrative.
wood engraving, printed in black ink on thick white wove paper
25.2 x 20.2 cm blockmark; 45.8 x 33.9 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Tim Jones 2001".
Arthur Boyd Acquisition Fund 2009
Not on display
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Tim Jones - I've been in love forever - A survey exhibition 1990-2005 (2005), Stonington Stables Museum of Art, Deakin University, 03 Aug 2005–01 Oct 2005
Tim Jones: new dawn's crescendo (2009), Australian Galleries, Sydney, Paddington, 08 Sep 2009–26 Sep 2009
Referenced in 3 publications
Australian Galleries, Sydney, Tim Jones: new dawn's crescendo, Sydney, 2009. cat.no. 34
Ted Gott and Unknown, Tim Jones - I've been in love forever - A survey exhibition 1990-2005, Melbourne, 2005, (illus.). not paginated
Bronwyn Watson, The Australian, 'Public works: Tim Jones 'Tree with shooting star', pg. 2, Canberra, 02 Jul 2009, 2 (illus.). Image reproduced from Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.