EXHIBITION NEWS: David Jones at Y Gaer and the British Museum

David Jones was one of the great artist-writers of the twentieth century, and  y Gaer Museum is holding a major exhibition this summer to celebrate his work:
Made up of around 70 paintings and drawings, y Gaer, Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery, has created an exhibition focused on the artist's work in the Black Mountains during the 1920s, just a few years after his devastating experiences in the First World War.
The exhibition, which will include pieces from Tate, the National Museum of Wales, the National Library of Wales and private collections - many not previously seen in public - will run from 1 July until 29 October.
At the heart of the exhibition will be drawings and paintings made during David Jones' time at Capel-y-ffin, when the upland landscape transformed his work. He described it as 'a new beginning'. Later, he became known for his writing as well as his art. His epic poem about the First World War, In Parenthesis, was considered a work of genius.


The British Museum Department of Prints and Drawings also currently has a display from June to September in Room 90 of David Jones: the Stanley and Jacqueline Honeyman bequest.

Find out more about the artist in the book by Ariane Bankes and Paul Hills, The Art of David Jones: Vision and Memory, LH 2015.