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Title

Black Diamond Pool

1986
printed 2000


Artist

Jon Rhodes

Australia

1947 -


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.


Details


Dates

1986
printed 2000


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin sliver photograph


Edition

6/20


Dimensions

21.7 x 31.9 cm image; 48.2 x 56.2 x 2.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.c. verso sheet, pencil "... 1986/ Jon Rhodes ... 2000".


Credit

Gift of Henry Ergas 2009. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.


Location

Not on display


Accession number

451.2009


Artist information

Jon Rhodes

Works in the collection

35


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


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


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Isobel Parker Philip, Look, 'Different journeys, different ways', pg 14-15, Sydney, Oct 2014, 15 (illus.).