Reminiscent of classical Roman sculpture, Bryn Jones’ work is incredibly life-like, in both scale and in rich detail. His sculptures are pensive, suggesting a sense of responsibility, and evocative of stately or philosophical figures. This notion of guardianship or accountability relates back to New Zealand in themes of environmentalism and ownership of land.
Jones is an artist whose work can be found across public sites in his home of Dunedin. He studied at Otago Polytechnic School of Art, where he received an Honours Degree in Fine Art, and he has been practising as an artist since 1990. Jones is also Head of Department, Visual Arts at John McGlashen College.