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13th May 2019

Jonah Jones Gallery/Oriel Jonah Jones, new Scene & Word website and Instagram page launched

We are very proud to announce the launch of the Jonah Jones Gallery/Oriel Jonah Jones, a long-term project to catalogue and display all his known work in a definitive online resource. For over a decade this major initiative has been […]
13th May 2019

‘Jonah Jones Remembered’ article in ‘Wales Arts Review’

Adam Somerset looks back on the life and work of one of Wales’ most celebrated sculptors, Jonah Jones, in his centenary year. The full text of the article is reproduced below.   Tap away, tap away, it was a wonderful […]
7th May 2019

‘Dear Mona’ at Cardiff Open Space event

Peter Jones, the editor of Dear Mona: Letters from a Conscientious Objector, will be talking about the book at Cardiff Central Library from 5.45pm on Thursday 16 May 2019. The discussion will be part of the library’s ‘Open Space: a […]
27th February 2019

Saving Jonah Jones mosaic and windows in Morfa Nefyn

Closed in 2016, the Catholic Church of the Resurrection of Our Saviour contained a remarkable set of 12 dalle de verre windows by Jonah Jones and one of his finest mosaics, this one depicting Christ the Holy Redeemer. The Diocese […]
27th February 2019

Sylwadau a thrafodaeth am ‘Dear Mona’ / Comments and discussion about ‘Dear Mona’

Menna Baines yn/in Barn: Abertawe/Swansea, Chwefror/February 2019: Mae Dear Mona yn gofnod rhyfeddol o’r modd y bu’r wraig hael a goleuedig hon nid yn unig yn gymorth ond yn ysbrydoliaeth i Jonah. Dear Mona is a remarkable record of how […]
21st February 2019

Media coverage of the Jonah Jones centennial exhibition

There has been extensive media coverage across Wales of the centennial exhibition at Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw. Aired on 12 February and presented by Angharad Mair, S4C’s evening magazine television programme Heno paid a visit to the exhibition and included interviews […]
30th January 2019

Centennial exhibition opens at Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw

Some 200 guests attended the opening of the exhibition at Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli on 26 January, many of whom had travelled considerable distances to be there. Following an introduction by Gwyn Jones, the gallery’s director, the exhibition was […]
30th January 2019

Scene & Word on Facebook

Bringing the next generation – Jonah’s grandchildren – onto the board has added new skills that enable Scene & Word to engage with a wider audience through social media. A new Facebook page (search for ‘Scene & Word’) will soon […]
30th January 2019

New directors join Scene & Word board

Two new directors, both grandchildren of Jonah, have joined the Scene & Word board: Daniel Trodden and Robin Ritter-Jones. Daniel is principal tuba player for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Robin is a teacher and musician.
3rd January 2019

Peter Jones to deliver lecture on Jonah Jones to CASW

Peter Jones will deliver a lecture titled ‘The Life and Work of Jonah Jones’ to the Contemporary Art Society for Wales on Saturday, 23 February as part of the group’s monthly Saturday talk series at Lisvane Memorial Hall, Cardiff. Talks […]
3rd January 2019

Preparations for Jonah Jones centennial exhibition being finalised

For several months, gallery director Gwyn Jones and curator Nia Roberts have been working closely with the family members of Scene & Word’s Board of Directors to select work for the centennial exhibition at Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli. The […]
3rd January 2019

New paperback edition of Jonah Jones’s ‘The Gregynog Journals’

At the end of the month, Scene & Word will publish a paperback edition of The Gregynog Journals. The book was first published in casebound (hardback) format in 2010, in a limited edition of 350. The whole edition was printed […]
3rd January 2019

BBC Radio Cymru to carry discussion on book of Jonah Jones letters

At 17:30 on Sunday, 6 January, Peter (Pedr) Jones will be in conversation with Dei Tomos on the Dei Tomos programme on BBC Radio Cymru about Dear Mona: Letters from a Conscientious Objector by Jonah Jones.
11th December 2018

Article on book of Jonah Jones letters published by Cardiff magazine

Whitchurch and Llandaff Living has published a two-page, 1,500-word article by Peter Jones about the newly published book Dear Mona: Letters from a Conscientious Objector by Jonah Jones. The magazine circulates 6,000 copies in north-west Cardiff.
9th November 2018

Letters by Jonah Jones now published by Seren Books

Dear Mona: Letters from a Conscientious Objector by Jonah Jones, edited by Peter Jones, has been published by Seren Books. It can be ordered on https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/dear-mona-letters-conscientious-objector
20th October 2018

Launch of ‘Dear Mona’

Seren Books have announced that the launch of Dear Mona: Letters from a Conscientious Objector by Jonah Jones, edited by Peter Jones, will take place at Insole Court, Llandaff on Wednesday 14 November, at 6.30pm.
7th September 2018

‘Dear Mona’: a new book by Jonah Jones

On 8 October Seren Books will publish Dear Mona, a new book by Jonah Jones and his son and biographer Peter Jones. In the words of the announcement on the Seren Books website , the book, subtitled Letters from a […]
16th June 2018

Jonah Jones centennial exhibition at Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw

2019 will be Jonah’s centennial year and to celebrate it a lifetime retrospective exhibition of his work is being organised at Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli, for six weeks from 27 January to 17 March 2019. The wide-ranging show will […]
8th June 2018

Jonah Jones artwork to be removed from Morfa Nefyn church

The Catholic Church of the Resurrection of Our Saviour, which contains dalle de verre windows and a mosaic by Jonah Jones, has been sold having been closed in 2016 [click here for story]. Both Beresford Adams, the estate agent dealing […]
1st January 2018

Jonah Jones artwork moved from Loyola Hall to new sites

Fr Matthew Power SJ, the former Superior of the old Jesuit retreat centre at Loyola Hall, in Rainhill on Merseyside, has informed Scene & Word Ltd that some of Jonah Jones’s work in the chapel there has been relocated by […]
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