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Title

The luma

1987
printed 1999

Artist

Jon Rhodes

Australia

1947 –

  • Details

    Dates
    1987
    printed 1999
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    gelatin sliver photograph
    Edition
    5/20
    Dimensions
    21.5 x 32.0 cm image; 48.2 x 56.2 x 2.0 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.c. verso sheet, pencil "... 1987/ Jon Rhodes ... 1999".

    Credit
    Gift of Henry Ergas 2009. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    448.2009
    Copyright
    © Jon Rhodes

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    Jon Rhodes

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Jon Rhodes was born in Wagga Wagga and lives in Thora northern NSW. He was recipient of an HC Coombs creative arts fellowship at the Australian National University Canberra in 2006 where he researched the history of all the places he had photographed in preparation for a book, ‘Cage of ghosts’, forthcoming. He has been exhibiting since 1976 and his work is held in all major Australian collections and internationally at the J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

    Rhodes is known for his distinctive sequencing of single images in order to record movement, the passing of time and change. Catherine de Lorenzo has written that Rhodes’s work is ‘…inspired and informed by Aboriginal spirituality and custom,’ …and he has ‘invented a new visual strategy that articulates his evolving insights into a different cosmology.’ Rhodes arranges images that seem to take the viewer either toward or away from a particular place, usually of Aboriginal significance.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • My trip, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Sep 2014–07 Dec 2014

Other works by Jon Rhodes

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