Performance: Hope in a Dark Age – Locust Jones

Locust Jones, July 29 2016, MCA ARTBAR Curated by Wade Marynowsky, photographer: Leslie Liu
04 Jun 2017
12:00 - 16:00
Level 3 Foyer, National Centre for Creative Learning, Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000
Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia

As part of the MCA’s Conversation Starters weekend, don’t miss the opportunity to watch artist Locust Jones create a five metre drawing over four hours, in response to a drip-feed of current news and world affairs footage.

Echoing the media-saturation of contemporary society, Locust explores the different ways of record keeping and unpacking of the current state of affairs through the act of mark making. This raw, physical act of drawing offers a powerful and live translation of the bombardment of news we hear everyday.

Check out the full list of programs as part of Conversation Starters weekend here.


About Locust Jones
Locust Jones was born in Christchurch, New Zealand and currently lives and works in the Blue Mountains, Australia. His work is expressive, anxious, and involved with the world’s current events. Described as chaotic and consuming, Jones’ recurring imagery speaks to the theme of questioning human justice and power. Jones holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney (1993) and Master of Visual Arts, (2010).

Jones has participated in many solo and group exhibitions including: I walk the line: New Australian Drawing, Museum of Contemporary Art (2009); A week in the life of the world, Blue Mountains Art Gallery (2015); 24 Hour News Feed, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, NZ (2014). His works are also held in several important collections in Australia and internationally.

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