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hill end drawing exhibition, 2022

drawing drawing

Hill End Art Gallery
Hill End, NSW, Australia
26 March - 26 June 2022


trinity buoy wharf drawing prize, 2020

drawing other side drawing drawing

Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge
2 - 31 Oct 2020

Cooper Gallery 
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee
13 Nov - 19 Dec 2020

Trinity Buoy Wharf, London
9 - 22 Jan 2021

The Gallery at AUB
Arts University Bournemouth
18 Feb - 22 Apr 2021

Selection panel: Sophia Yadong Hao, Ian McKeever, Frances Morris


after hortus malabaricus, 2020

drawing drawing

A suite of collaborative works made with Sian Bowen and Daniel Laskarin was included in Bowen's solo exhibition After Hortus Malabaricus: Sensing & Presencing Rare Plants

Inverleith House
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
10 January - 22 March 2020

trinity buoy wharf drawing prize, 2018/19

drawing drawing drawing

Exhibition tour:

Trinity Buoy Wharf, London
29 Sep - 17 Oct 2018

The Gallery at AUB, Bournemouth
22 Nov 2019 - 10 Jan 2019

Royal Drawing School, London
2-22 Feb 2019

Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge
2 Mar - 26 Apr 2019


folding islands, drawing boundaries, 2018

British Pavillion
Venice Biennale for Architecture
October 2018


venice arch biennale    


A group of floor-based  assemblages made in collaboration with Sian Bowen as part of UAB's Folding Islands, Drawing Boundaries installation for the British Pavillion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, 27th & 28th October 2018.



WAC awards 2018


Wells Art Contemporary Awards
The Bishop's Palace, Wells
6-28 October 2018


beyond words:

Long Gallery & Atrium
Newcastle University, UK
March 2018

Akiko Fujimoto
Christopher Jones
Anna Macrae
James Quin
Petra Szeman
Yuasa Katsutoshi

Group exhibition curated by Christopher Jones to accompany the international conference on Murakami's literature and its translation, 40 Years with Murakami link

catalogue catalogue

"In initiating this exhibition as part of the larger research project, Gendering Murakami Haruki: Characters, Transmedial Productions and Contemporary Japan, the aim has been two-fold: first, to shed light on the ways meaning is created as we read literary text and the process we must take before a literary text can travel to another medium; second, to create a visual dialogue with and about Murakami Haruki, one of the world's most well-known writers of contemporary Japanese literature"

Dr. Gitte Marianne Hansen
Lecturer in Japanese Studies in
the School of Modern Languages
Newcastle University
, UK


Christopher Jones
Slipping through the Membrane #1: Parallel
48 x 33 cm
Gesso, carton & found material

link: 'slipping through the membrane' series



Beyond Words: exhibition installation



Katsutoshi Yuasa: wood cut prints


Akiko Fujimoto: paintings


Petra Szeman: video installation

Anna Macrae

Anna MacRae: assemblages


James Quin: paintings

link:pdf exhibition catalogue with artists' works, texts and biographies

paper, table, wall & after 2

National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei
30th November - 6th December 2015  

The second of two connected goup exhibitions curated by Sian Bowen and Chris Dorsett



Two related interations of Paper, Table, Wall & After took place, first at Gallery North, Newcastle in December 2014 and second at the university gallery of NTUA, Taipei in December 2015. For the second exhibition artists were invited to make works on paper capable of being folded to the size and proportion of a standard ordnance survey map.


remake remodel

Christopher Jones
the palatability of incompatability 1
42 x 30 cm
Folded digital print on hanhnemuhle paper, dye sublimation print & found material


    incom 1

Christopher Jones
the palatability of incompatability 2
42 x 30 cm
Folded digital print on hanhnemuhle paper, dye sublimation print & found material



install 2
install 3


install 1


"The provisional, but vital, stages of making artworks; the fluid open-ended possibilities for their interpretation through display; the uncertain destinies that await all material artefacts, however precious – these often disconnected moments in the ‘life story’ of an art object are the topic of these exhibitions co-curated by Chris Dorsett and Sian Bowen from Paper Studio Northumbria. It explores not only how contemporary artists utilise the special properties of paper but also how the passage of paper-based artworks across studio tables and gallery walls can lead to an unknown 'after', a contingent world only tentatively related to the immediate concerns of viewing an exhibition"



install taipei

link: psn
link: ntua

paper, table, wall & after 1

Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
1st December 2014 - 25th January 2015

The first of two connected goup exhibitions, curated by Sian Bowen and Chris Dorsett, exploring "the uncertain destinies that await all material artefacts".




exhub image




Gallery North


Gallery North 2


Christopher Jones
Packaged 1 & 2
Each: 16 x 11 cm
Dye sublimation prints, PVC tape & found material




unmonumental: for the silo 2

Siloen, Union Scene, Drammen, Norway
October 2013

Solo site-responsive installation


exhibition images

click for images of the exhibition installation

for the silo

Studio Kura, Itoshima, Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan
July 2013

Solo site-responsive installation


A series of site-dependent assemblages for the project space at Studio Kura:
a 100 year-old rice grain silo in rural Itoshima.


Chris Jones artist sculpture

link: project
link: text

between the hour & the age

BRAG, Bathurst, NSW, Australia
January-March 2013

Jean Bellette Gallery, Hill End, NSW, Australia
June-July 2013

Solo exhibition


bathurst 2            bathurst 3

A selection of paintings and collages made whilst resident artist at the heritage site of Hill End, NSW, Australia in June-July 2011 formed a solo exhibition at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. 6 works from the Haefliger series entered BRAG's extensive collection of work by artists connected to Hill End including Brett Whiteley, Russel Drysdale and Jeffrey Smart. The exhibition toured to the Jean Bellette Gallery, Hill End in June 2013.

Hill End group



link: project

marmite prize for painting iv

Central Art Gallery, Ashton under Lyne; Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art; The Gallery at Plymouth School of Art; The Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge; Tannery Arts, London, 2012/13.

Apparition, from the series of paintings made at Hill End, New South Wales, was shortlisted for the Marmite Prize for Painting IV





x-church, BendInTheRiver, Gainsborough, September-October 2012

4 site-specific works were created for the interior of the former church of St. John the Divine's, now BendInTheRiver's x-church project space. REGROUPING was a group exhibition organised by BITR of over 30 artists across 4 sites in Gainsborough, Sheffield, Nottingham and Lincoln.


Mallarme's Armature

murakami image