visual culture wales

Articles by Huw David Jones

Meic Stevens at the National Museum of Wales

I found this wonderful photograph recently in the archives at the National Library of Wales.  It shows the Welsh folk singer Meic Stevens, who had just released the Outlander LP … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

W. E. Jones: The People’s Photographer

Shows like MTV’s The Valleys damage perceptions of the Welsh.  The story of W. E. Jones, one of the pioneers of photography in Wales, reminds us how important it is … Continue reading

November 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Struggle for Abstract Art in Wales

There is a fantastic little exhibition on now at the National Museum Cardiff.  Called Going Modern: The Struggle for Abstract Art in Wales, it looks at the development of abstract … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

Keeping up with the Joneses: Paintings at Fonmon Castle

Over the summer I visited Fonmon Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan.  I was there for a food fair, but discovered to my delight the house also contains a remarkable … Continue reading

October 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

A Bridge between two Small Nations: The Bards of Wales

The tragic tale of Edward I’s massacre of the Welsh bards has long inspired artists and poets.  Thomas Gray popularised the legend with his romantic poem The Bard (1768), and in … Continue reading

August 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Welsh Government rejects calls for media forum

Calls to establish an independent policy forum for the media in Wales have been rejected by the Welsh Government.  In its response to May’s Assembly report on the future outlook … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Subsidy, Patronage and Sponorship: The Case of Scottish Opera

I’m presenting a paper at the Subsidy, Patronage and Sponsorship conference at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London later this week.  The conference, organised by the University of Reading, … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cyfrwng Conference 2012

I will be blogging live from the 2012 Cyfrwng conference at Swansea University. The theme of this year’s conference is the relationship between literature and the media in small nations.  … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · Leave a comment