Monday, July 9, 2012

Jonathan Jones: Untitled (Oysters and Tea Cups) at Cuckatoo Island

Back in Sydney for a day or two, I took the opportunity to return to Cuckatoo Island to see some more of the amazing installations that are part of the 18th Biennale of Sydney. 

Cuckatoo Island - an island in the middle of Sydney Harbour - has been a convict prison and a dockyard for ship building and repairs and provides a magnificent location for contemporary art installations. Last weekend I started viewing works from the upper levels of the island but today, my focus was to see the installations on the lower levels. 

The images in this post are of Jonathan Jones' untitled installation - although there is reference to oysters and tea cups in the installation's label. The work on Sydney harbour comments on the historical meeting between representatives from the British Empire and the Eora people some 220 years ago. Whilst I was there, there was also plenty of interest in the tea cups used in the installation. 


  1. Very interesting installation, I like it.

  2. Would love to have a cup or two of them.

    Please have a good Tuesday.

  3. Very interesting Rae ... a few pretty cups included there ... it reminds me of a similar S.A.Art temporary exhibit created from broken glass cups and saucers and strung from fine wire to form a cloud.

  4. I hope they recycle the teacups afterwards...