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Jonathan Jones works across a range of media to create installations, interventions and public artworks exploring Aboriginal practices, relationships and ideas. These projects are grounded in research and collaboration with local communities and are often site-specific, representing, embodying or engaging with a site. Jones is from the Kamilaroi/Wiradjuri people in New South Wales and researches his culture through early writings and museum collections. He is well known for his woven net light installations, which draw on the visual and spatial configurations of minimalist sculpture, combined with references to ceremonial pattern-making and complex cultural allusions. Recent works have involved collaboration with Wiradjuri Elder and language expert Dr Uncle Stan Grant Snr AM and a group of well-known weavers and carvers.