Richard Pinkney, The Alphabet Twice, 1971
Please see below for information on exhibitions and activities taking place in Aberystwyth on 12-13 September. The Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University, and the School of Art, have both arranged to exhibit materials to accompany the conference.
National Library of Wales
- Arthur and Welsh Mythology
- Cover to Cover
- Fallen Poets: Edward Thomas and Hedd Wyn
- Discover the Heart of Welsh Culture
- Nanteos Cup
Weekly guided tours: https://www.llgc.org.uk/index.php?id=6801
School of Art, Aberystwyth University
The Welsh Group
10 June – 29 July 2017
Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran
To mark the opening of a new exhibition of the Welsh Group, Hywel Pontin of the Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre has written a brief introduction to the exhibition and the Group more broadly.
On 17 June, MOMA Machynlleth will host a one-day conference and concert to coincide with the end of the Roger Cecil exhibition, on the subject of landscape abstraction in art, music and literature.
David Jones, Coleridge & The Rime of The Ancient Mariner
An illustrated lecture
19th July, 2016 19 Orffennaf, 2016 2pm
by Professor Tom Dilworth, University of Windsor, Canada
The artist and poet David Jones (1895-1974) considered The Rime of the Ancient Mariner to be ‘one of the great achievements of English poetry, and not only great but unique’.
In 1929 Jones made copper engravings for an illustrated edition of the poem, and these prints are displayed in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff this summer as a response to the Coleridge in Wales festival.
We are delighted that leading international authority on David Jones, Prof. Tom Dilworth has offered to give this illustrated lecture as part of the Coleridge in Wales journey, in association with Aberystwyth University’s David Jones Centre.
Discover how the illustrations by David Jones give fresh insight into the structure and interpretation of Rime of The Ancient Mariner.
For more information, or to book a ticket, please contact Luke Thurston (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Those attending the event may also be interested in a current exhibition at the National Library of Wales:
Words of War: Conflict in Welsh Literature
23 January – 30 July 2016
For centuries, Welsh poets and prose writers have depicted the experience of war, either by celebrating victories or mourning defeat. This exhibition focuses on four historic conflicts from the sixth to the seventeenth centuries – both battles and skirmishes. Poignant eyewitness accounts and later reactions by artists such as Aneirin and David Jones, Bleddyn Fardd and Gerallt Lloyd Owen will be shown alongside the narrative testimonies of contemporary and later chroniclers. Let the poets take you to Catraeth, Cilmeri, Bosworth and the Somme.
Parts of the manuscript of In Parenthesis will be on display alongside a fascinating range of other documents. For more information, please visit https://www.llgc.org.uk/collections/activities/exhibitions/words-of-war/
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A new exhibition at Cardiff University’s Special Collections and Archives explores David Jones’s work as a wood engraver. Curated by Prof. Judi Loach, School of History, Archaeology and Religion, the exhibition includes rare examples of his work for interwar private presses such as St. Dominic’s Press, Golden Cockerel Press and Gregynog Press.
For more information, and to see some of the images included in the exhibition, please visit the SCOLAR blog. The exhibition runs from 9 May – 29 July 2016.