JOHNATHON WORLD PEACE BUSH
EVERYTHING THAT CAME BEFORE MAKES THE PRESENT
Linden New Art is proud to present Everything that came before makes the present, the first institutional solo exhibition by Tiwi artist Johnathon World Peace Bush. Bringing together fifteen major works, the exhibition explores Bush’s interest in global politics, family, and cultural heritage through the lens of three key themes, Religion, Colonial Crimes and Indigenous Culture.
Paul Duldig, Chair & Vincent Alessi, Director + CEO together with the Board and team of Linden New Art invite you to join us for the opening:
WHERE > Linden New Art, 26 Acland Street, St Kilda
MEET THE ARTIST
Johnathon World Peace Bush expresses his views on equality, culture, art, and language through painting, writing, and song. Bush’s ochre paintings presenta unique combination of Tiwi culture and his personal views on global politics, family, and cultural heritage. He adoptspainting techniques that reflect jilamara (Tiwi body paint design), combining them withrepresentations of political figureheads, Catholic imagery that relates to the colonialexperience of the Tiwi, stories of colonial crimes against indigenous people, and adaptationsof old anthropological images of First Australians.
Join us for a relaxed afternoon of conversation with Tiwi artist Johnathon World Peace Bush and Will Heathcote, Manager of Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association, to hear more about Bush’s stories and the ideas that underpin his practice.
IMAGE > Johnathon World Peace Bush, King Charles, 2022, locally sourced natural earth pigments on linen, 120 x 120 cm. Image courtesy of the artist, Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association and THIS IS NO FANTASY. > Portrait of Johnathon World Peace Bush. Image courtesy of the artist and Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association. Photograph: Will Heathcote.