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12th July 2019

New home in Rhyl for Jonah Jones mosaic

The large mosaic of Christ the Holy Redeemer, which once stood behind the altar in the Church of the Resurrection of Our Saviour, Morfa Nefyn (closed in 2016) has started a second life in a new school in Rhyl. A firm of tiling experts, Rieveley Ceramics of Waunfawr, near Caernarfon, […]
23rd May 2019

Relocation of Jonah Jones inscription at Taliesin Arts Centre

In recent years Swansea University’s Taliesin Arts Centre has gone through some major physical changes, which involved extensive building works on the lower floor. While the works were in progress, the large hexagonal Welsh slate plaque commemorating the opening of the arts centre, designed by Jonah and cut in the […]
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 on Scene & Word’s list of aims and objectives, so […]
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 sound. The centenary of Jonah Jones, born 17th February 1919, […]
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 place to share creative work’ monthly programme of events. Free […]
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 of Wrexham deserves praise for its enlightened approach to these […]
27th February 2019

Comments and discussion about ‘Dear Mona’

Menna Baines in Barn: Swansea, February 2019: “Dear Mona is a remarkable record of how this generous and enlightened lady [was] not only a help but an inspiration for Jonah.” Buzz Magazine: Cardiff, January 2019: “These are letters from the heart and the mind… He’s good company: it’s an inspiring […]
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 with Jonah’s son Peter (Pedr), Gwyn Jones (director of Plas […]
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 opened by David Townsend Jones, who spoke on behalf both […]
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 be augmented on other platforms.
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 delivers lecture on Jonah Jones to CASW

Peter Jones delivered 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.
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 in full colour on acid-free, cotton-rich mould-made paper, but the […]
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.
7th September 2018

‘Dear Mona’: a new book by Jonah Jones

On 8 October Seren Books published Dear Mona, a new book by Jonah Jones and his son and biographer Peter Jones. The new book was launched before an invited audience at Insole Court, Llandaff on Wednesday 14 November 2018. In the words of the announcement on the Seren Books website […]
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 include examples of his sculptures, paintings, lettering and glass from […]
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 with the sale, and Rebecca Garratt, Business Support Manager for […]
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 the Jesuit Province. Following the closure of Loyola Hall in […]
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