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15th August 2023

New life for Stations of the Cross by Jonah Jones

15 August 2023 Jonah’s Stations of the Cross, which used to be in the chapel at the former Loyola Hall Spirituality Centre on Merseyside before it shut several years ago, were moved in 2018 to St Beuno’s, the Jesuit retreat centre at Tremeirchion in North Wales. Today they are mounted […]
8th August 2023

At 2023 National Eisteddfod, first Gwobr Jonah Jones prize awarded to Shauna Taylor

8 August 2023 Congratulations to Shauna Taylor for winning the Young Artist Scholarship: Highly Commended at Lle Celf, Eisteddfod Llŷn and Eifionydd 2023. It is a great pleasure to support a young artist with our first award, in memory of Jonah Jones.
5th August 2023

Seren Books founder Cary Archard quotes from ‘Dear Mona’

5 August 2023 In 2018, Seren published Dear Mona: Letters from a Conscientious Objector, by Jonah Jones. Seren’s founder, Cary Archard, in a note of thanks to long-term publisher Mick Felton, who retired in June 2023, used this excerpt from Peter’s introduction to Dear Mona: Cary Archard’s note ended: ‘This […]
30th July 2023

David Lovell, 1951–2023

30 July 2023 Scene & Word has learned with great sadness that our good friend David Lovell (1951–2023) has died at the age of 71. He was the nephew of Mona Lovell, Jonah’s close friend and mentor in the 1930s and ’40s. We will always be indebted to David for […]
27th July 2023

Two pieces of public art, Cardiff Bay’s new ‘Codebreakers’ statue and Jonah Jones’s ‘Panorama Stone’, are neighbours

27 July 2023 The groundbreaking new Codebreakers statue in Cardiff Bay has been installed in the former location of Jonah’s Panorama Stone on Landsea Square. The Panorama Stone was installed in 1993 to commemorate Cardiff’s links with ports all around the world during its heyday as a great coal-exporting port. […]
18th July 2023

Sketches by Jonah Jones sold at auction

18 July 2023 Two pencil and watercolour sketches by Jonah were sold in Colchester, Essex on 18 July by Reeman Dansie auctioneers. The small studies, made in 1964, show the church of St Nicolas (Agios Nikolaos) on the island of Aegina in Greece from two different angles. The images include […]
10th July 2023

Further ‘lost works’ by Jonah Jones reported by collectors

10 July 2023 More “forgotten” works by Jonah have come to light after their owners contacted us via the Oriel Jonah Jones ‘Tell us about lost work’ link. The first owner (who prefers to remain anonymous) has three works by Jonah. One is a maquette in slate for the sculpture […]
6th June 2023

Rededication of Jonah Jones windows relocated to Mold – and first viewing of relocated mosaic in Rhyl

6 June 2023 On Sunday 4 June 2023 the 12 dalle de verre windows relocated from Morfa Nefyn to St David’s Church, Mold were blessed and rededicated in a ceremony presided over by Bishop Peter Brignall of Wrexham. The ceremony was attended by several board members of Scene & Word. […]
15th May 2023

Twentieth Century Society to include Jonah Jones glasswork in tour

15 May 2023 The Twentieth Century Society (C20) is to include Jonah Jones’s windows newly installed at St David’s Catholic Church, Mold, in a tour of north-east Wales this summer. C20 is a body which campaigns to preserve outstanding modern architecture and public art made in the twentieth century. The […]
2nd May 2023

Scene & Word finds Jonah Jones work in Blackpool in good condition

2 May 2023 Peter Jones, a member of the Board of Scene & Word, recently visited the Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Assumption in Blackpool. Jonah’s fine sculpture of Our Lady stands on the east façade of the church, and looks in good condition. Carved from Portland stone, […]
7th February 2023

TV, radio and online news features spread the word about Jonah Jones windows in Mold

7 February 2023 Following the completed installation of the restored dalle de verre windows by Jonah Jones in St David’s Catholic Church in Mold, various features have been broadcast and aired on news channels in Wales and posted on online news platforms. On 17 December 2022 Nation.Cymru posted an article, […]
16th December 2022

Newspaper story about Mold windows

16 December 2022 An article has been published in The Leader, the regional newspaper for the Wrexham and Flintshire areas, about the successful transfer of 12 restored 1960s dalle de verre windows by Jonah Jones:
29th November 2022

New lease of life for Jonah Jones windows

29 November 2022 Scene & Word is delighted to announce the successful completion of a major six-year public art conservation project following the installation of the last of 12 refurbished dalle de verre windows by Jonah Jones at St David’s Church, Mold. The final batch included one panel that had […]
31st October 2022

Final dalle de verre panel delivered to Mold

31 October 2022 The Architectural Glass Centre (AGC) at the Swansea College of Art have completed the restoration of 12 spectacular dalle de verre windows by Jonah Jones. On 28 October 2022, the AGC delivered a final panel to St David’s Church, Mold, where the windows are being relocated. While […]
25th October 2022

Launch of new set of cards by Jonah Jones

25 October 2022 We’ve been told many times that we should turn Jonah’s images into greetings cards. Finally we have done so with the launch of six cards with a ‘Christmas feel’ – snow, angels, that sort of thing… The images we chose for this set of cards are: two […]
22nd June 2022

Jonah Jones dalle de verre windows rehomed in St David’s Church, Mold

22 June 2022 The first four windows to be installed at St David’s, Mold. Photographs by Mike Bunting. A six-year project to rescue, restore and relocate a set of 12 large church windows by Jonah Jones is nearing a successful conclusion. The windows were made in 1966 for a Catholic […]
21st June 2022

Jonah Jones sculpture in exhibition at Glyn Vivian, Swansea

21 June 2022 Last seen publicly at the Jonah Jones Centennial Exhibition in 2019, Jonah’s Jacob and the Angel (sandstone, 1959) is currently part of the ‘Bequest of William G. Lewis, 2021’ show at the Glyn Vivian, Swansea. The show runs until Sunday 18 September 2022.
7th April 2022

Plaques by Jonah Jones commemorating 400th anniversary of William Morgan’s translation of the Bible into Welsh

7 April 2022 Jonah Jones briefly noted in his daily journal on 28th February 1988 that “it’s William Morgan’s anniversary, and there’s two jobs there.” Just over two months later, on 9th May, he added that he had “fixed Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant plaques with some success.” The two roundels, which commemorate a […]
15th March 2022

Jonah Jones’s connection to Ukraine: Scene & Word Ltd responds to the war

15 March 2022 On 5 September 1947 in Haifa, Jonah Jones married Judith Grossman, the daughter of Jews from the Ukrainian city of Odesa. She herself was born in Dnipro, in central Ukraine. Shortly after her birth the family fled the country to escape the civil war in the collapsed […]
28th February 2022

Photograph of Jonah Jones rood cross relocated to Hurst Green from the former Loyola Hall

3 March 2022 The great wooden rood cross carved in the mid-1960s by Jonah Jones for the former Loyola Hall Jesuit retreat centre in Rainhill, Merseyside, was relocated in 2012 to the new chapel of St Joseph’s School in Hurst Green, Lancashire. An article published at the time on […]
3rd February 2022

Another ‘lost work’ by Jonah Jones comes to light

3 February 2022 Another “forgotten” work by Jonah has come to light through its owner contacting us via the Oriel Jonah Jones ‘Tell us about lost work’ link. The owner, who prefers to remain anonymous, wrote that the sculpture was bought by his parents-in-law during the 1970s. It is very […]
2nd February 2022

‘Lost works’ by Jonah Jones bought in auction

3 February 2022 Two more forgotten works by Jonah have come to light during the course of 2021 after being bought at auction through Rogers Jones Co in Cardiff. Both buyers prefer to remain anonymous, but we are very grateful to them for allowing us to report on the “rediscovery” […]
9th January 2022

‘O’r Pedwar Gwynt’ prints Scene & Word letter on Peter Lord and Jonah Jones

9 January 2022 The Winter 2021 issue of the Welsh-language literary review O’r Pedwar Gwynt published a letter from Peter Jones, a director of Scene & Word Ltd, in response to the interview by Shelagh Hourahane with the artist and cultural historian Peter Lord, which appeared in the Spring 2021 […]
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