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9th August 2017

Limited-edition book and print by Jonah Jones chosen as Welsh gift to Breton town

Mumbles, the seaside village on the Gower edge of Swansea, has been twinned with Hennebont, a historic town of some 15,000 people in southern Brittany, since 2004 and the two communities have developed strong links and close friendships. In June […]
17th November 2016

Jonah Jones biography reviewed in ‘Art and Christianity’

The Winter 2016 issue of Art and Christianity, the quarterly journal of Art & Christianity Enquiry (ACE), carries a full-page review of Peter Jones’s book Jonah Jones: An Artist’s Life. The reviewer, John Morgan-Guy, is Acting Chaplain at the University […]
26th October 2016

Talk on Jonah Jones in Mumbles, Swansea

On Friday 11 November Jonah’s son and biographer, Peter Jones, will be giving an illustrated talk titled ‘The Celtic Tradition in Art: The Life and Works of Jonah Jones’ at Norton Village Hall, 7 Norton Avenue, Mumbles, Swansea SA3 5TP. […]
24th October 2016

Scene & Word finds Jonah Jones work in Newport and Stoke in good condition

Too often Scene & Word has had to report on threats to the public work of Jonah Jones, or highlight cases of damage. So it is good to find instances of well-preserved work at churches that are not facing imminent […]
22nd October 2016

Jonah Jones’s Aberfan plaque featured in national daily

The i newspaper on 22 October carried a photo of Prince Charles signing a book of remembrance for the Aberfan victims at the village’s community centre. Jonah Jones’s plaque commemorating the opening of the centre by the Queen in 1973 […]
12th June 2016

Morfa Nefyn church with Jonah Jones artwork at risk of demolition

The Church of the Resurrection of Our Saviour at Morfa Nefyn on the Llŷn Peninsula, which contains important artwork by Jonah Jones, has been included on a list of churches to be closed by the Catholic Diocese of Wrexham. Faced […]
22nd January 2014

Jonah Jones windows at Rugby church lost

The four large windows made by Jonah Jones for the Catholic Church of the English Martyrs at Hillmorton, in Rugby, Warwickshire, have been dismantled and the glasswork has now been lost for the future. Jonah made the dalle de verre […]
22nd January 2014

New light cast on Jonah Jones’s emergence as an artist

A large cache of letters written by Jonah Jones during the years of the Second World War to his friend and mentor Mona Lovell has thrown new light on his emergence as an artist. Mona was the librarian at Felling […]
28th August 2013

Jesuit retreat centre with Jonah Jones artwork to close

Scene & Word has learned that the Loyola Hall Spirituality Centre at Rainhill on Merseyside, where the chapel contains important artwork by Jonah Jones, is to close after Easter 2014. During 1965–66 Jonah made a pair of large stained glass […]
28th March 2013

Dwy genhedlaeth, dau fyd / Two generations, two worlds

Mae erthygl gan Menna Baines yn Barn, Mawrth 2013, yn edrych ar ddwy arddangosfa oedd i’w gweld yn yr Amgueddfa Genedlaethol, yn tystio i ddawn a gweledigaeth dra gwahanol dwy genhedlaeth o’r un teulu yn y byd celf: yn perthyn […]
30th January 2013

Jonah Jones exhibition at National Museum of Wales

An exhibition surveying Jonah’s work, ‘Jonah Jones: Y Gair/The Word’, is on show in Gallery 13 at the National Museum of Wales until 7 April 2013. The show provides an introduction to Jonah’s output and explores his own statement that […]
30th January 2013

Talk on Jonah Jones at Bangor University

Peter Jones is to deliver the annual T Rowland Hughes Lecture at Bangor University, giving an illustrated talk on the development of Jonah Jones’s visual art. The lecture, which is being supported by the North West Wales branch of the […]
30th January 2013

Reviews of Jonah Jones biography

Reviews of Jonah Jones: an Artist’s Life, the biography by Peter Jones (Seren Books, 2011, ISBN 978-1-85411-556-0), have been published in the New Welsh Review and Planet.
30th January 2013

Wall sculpture safely removed and securely stored

The wall sculpture Y Bont was successfully removed from the disused students’ accommodation at Coleg Harlech over the weekend of 23–24 June 2012, and has been securely and safely stored. The removal was carried out by an expert team from […]
30th January 2013

New home for artist Jonah Jones’ Coleg Harlech sculpture

An article published online on BBC North West Wales News on 30 April 2012 also announced the proposed plan to move Y Bont to the adjacent redeveloped St David’s Hotel. It includes rare BBC TV archive footage about Jonah dating […]
30th January 2013

Plan to save sculpture from demolished block

An article published in the Cambrian News on 26 April 2012 announced a proposed plan to move Jonah Jones’s sculpture Y Bont from the condemned students’ block at Coleg Harlech to the redeveloped St David’s Hotel on a site adjacent […]
23rd January 2013

Launch of Jonah Jones biography and ‘Gregynog Journals’ in Cardiff

A party was held at the Kooywood Gallery in Cardiff on 3 February to launch Jonah Jones: an Artist’s Life and Jonah Jones: The Gregynog Journals. The biography, written by Peter Jones, was published recently by Seren Books. The Gregynog […]
23rd January 2013

Threat to Jonah Jones’s public works reported in ‘Golwg’

On 2 February the Welsh-language weekly magazine Golwg published an interview with Peter Jones about Jonah Jones’s life and work. The same issue carried a report on the campaign to find a new home for Jonah’s wall sculpture Y Bont […]
23rd January 2013

Jonah Jones biography published by Seren Books

The biography Jonah Jones: an Artist’s Life by Peter Jones has been published by Seren Books. It can be ordered on  http://www.serenbooks.com/book/jonah-jones-an-artists-life/9781854115560
5th January 2013

Jonah Jones exhibition scheduled by National Museum of Wales

The dates for a new exhibition, ‘Jonah Jones: The Word/Y Gair’, have been confirmed by the National Museum of Wales/Amgueddfa Cymru. The event will take place in Gallery 13 at the NMW between 8 December 2012 and 7 April 2013. […]
5th January 2013

Gregynog fellow Jonah Jones remembered in presentation set

The following press release was issued by Gregynog Hall on 3 November 2011: A collectors’ presentation set, including a new book based on the journals of late Welsh artist Jonah Jones during his year as Gregynog Arts Fellow, has been […]
4th January 2013

Rood cross moved from Llanelli to Tenby

A wooden rood cross carved by Jonah in the 1980s has been given a new home at St Mary’s Church, Tenby. The Christus Rex figure had been in St Alban’s Church, Llanelli, which closed earlier this year. The cross is […]
4th January 2013

Scene & Word at UK Fine Press Book Fair 2011

Scene & Word exhibited the collectors’ set ‘An Artist’s Life in Wales’ at the 2011 UK Fine Press Book Fair at Oxford Brookes University on 5–6 November 2011. Photographs: D T Jones.
4th January 2013

Article on ‘The Gregynog Journals’ in ‘Parenthesis’

An article by Jonah Jones’s son David Townsend Jones, who edited and produced Scene & Word’s first book, The Gregynog Journals, has been published in Parenthesis No. 20 (Spring 2011), the journal of the Fine Press Book Association. The article […]
4th January 2013

Home needed for threatened wall sculpture by Jonah Jones

The future of the wall sculpture Avo Penn Bid Pont (which is more familiarly known as Y Bont), currently in the students’ refectory at Coleg Harlech, continues to cause concern due to the imminent demolition of the building in 2012. […]
4th January 2013

Reopening of Mold Law Courts

Jonah’s wall sculptures Justice and Mercy are at the centre of a complete refurbishment recently completed at Mold Law Courts, Flintshire. As part of the project the sculptures were repaired and the walls returned to their original duck egg blue […]
17th December 2012

Uncovering “unknown” works by Jonah Jones

Because Jonah did not keep a full log of all his artwork as he carried it out, many of his creations have slipped into relative obscurity and in effect await rediscovery. Tracing pieces by Jonah can be like detective work, […]
15th December 2012

‘Hidden Histories’ and ‘Y Bont’

Episode 3 in the ‘Hidden Histories’ series for BBC Cymru Wales, produced by Element Productions in association with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, will be shown on Tuesday 17 November 2009 at 7.30 pm […]