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Steffan Jones-Hughes

Visual artist based in North Wales and Yorkshire. I juggle lots of different things usually all at the same time. Don't always manage and find it hard to walk AND talk.

Reviews

Liverpool Biennial [20 September 2010]

I spent a couple of days in Liverpool last week and managed to see quite a lot of the Biennial. It’s not got the tranquility of carless roads that Venice has, or the heat of Sao Paolo but it is the second most visited Biennial and last time  Read on…

Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool
18 September 2010 to 28 November 2010

Haris Epaminonda: Chronicles [7 August 2010]
 

I was in Sheffield on Thursday and I called into Site Gallery to see Haris Epaminonda’s exhibition which runs there until 21st August 2010. This is her first solo exhibition in a UK independent gallery, and features a newly commissioned video  Read on…

Site Gallery, Sheffield
11 June - 21 August 2010

For Mountain Sand and Sea [10 July 2010]
 

We went to Marc Rees' performance in Barmouth, conceived for the National Theatre of Wales. http://nationaltheatrewales.org/whatson/performanc...We couldn't have had finer weather for the event which involved a tour of the town, located on the North  Read on…

Barmouth, Barmouth, North Wales
1 - 10 July 2010

Pretty Eyed, Pirate Smile [31 October 2009]

Ellie Rees’ exhibition at Aberystwyth Arts Centre Pretty Eyed, Pirate Smile has been on for a little less than a month. I was able to see it on its’ last weekend. In the autumn of 2008 she was one of the first artists in residence in the  Read on…

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
10 - 31 October 2009

Orchard [31 October 2009]
 

Edwina Bridgeman’s exhibition at Oriel Myrrdin in Carmarthen comes to an end this weekend having toured the UK since April 2008. It originated from New Brewery Arts in Cirencester.Oriel Myrrdin is a beautiful gallery in West Wales that shows a  Read on…

Oriel Myrddin, Carmathen
12 September - 7 November 2009

Bedwyr Williams: Nimrod [16 October 2009]
 

Bedwyr Williams first show at Ceri Hand Gallery in Liverpool is quite simply mesmeric. In the press release he explains, "There is the nightmare where a pogo stick made from glossy human body parts vaults down a leafy avenue and jabs me in the  Read on…

Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool
18 September - 24 October 2009

Locator 20 [13 September 2009]
 

Locator is a project by dancers and performers set up in 1995 as “an active and ongoing exploration of ecology and landscape through a process of moving, walking and wandering, getting lost, becoming located, drawing, fasting and  Read on…

Rowen, Conwy
12 September 2009

Rozanne Hawksley [26 April 2009]
 

According to the Gallery website, "Though she works predominantly in textiles and embroidery, there is nothing soft about the work of Rozanne Hawksley, displayed in a major solo exhibition running at the Ruthin Craft Centre from April 4, 2009.  Read on…

Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin
4 April - 31 May 2009

That morning he watched the dawn Y bore hwnnw, gwyliodd y wawr yn torri [23 March 2009]
 

I really enjoyed seeing the new show at Oriel Davies Gallery in Newtown. The exhibition of newly commissioned works, “Y bore hwnnw, gwyliodd y wawr yn torri”, “That morning he watched the dawn” marks a significant phase  Read on…

Oriel Davies, Newtown
21 February - 25 April 2009

Hughie O'Donoghue: Recent Paintings and Selected Works from the American Ireland Fund. [15 March 2009]

I have long been a fan of the Work of Hughie O’Donoghue. Born in Manchester in 1953, his work has consistently dealt with issues of remembrance, many related to his father’s experience during the war. O’Donoghue has used the  Read on…

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
3 March - 17 May 2009

Exquisite Corpse: Display from the Collection [15 March 2009]

I have always loved the surrealist game, invented in 1925 of consequences, exquisite corpses. The resulting image or sentence can often lead to exciting, unusual, funny and sometimes unsettling combinations of words or images.  Christina  Read on…

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
9 September 2008 - 29 July 2009

Tate 08 Series: William Blake- The River of Life [27 February 2009]

Over recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in the life and works of William Blake. Here is a man, born over 250 years ago, who still has something relevant and special to say to a contemporary audience.This exhibition allows us to  Read on…

Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
12 December 2008 - 29 March 2009

Age of Experience [25 February 2009]
 

The current exhibition at Ruthin Craft Centre is a major survey of the work of 15 senior influential makers. The makers were brought together by guest curator Mary La Trobe-Bateman. These are the makers who influenced a generation of makers and  Read on…

Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin
24 January - 29 March 2009

MATERIAL EVIDENCE: New Textile Work [24 February 2009]
 

I recently visited the Brindley in Runcorn. This gallery has a growing reputation for generating an innovative and exciting programme of exhibitions. The current show is a display of new textile work by Clare Lane, Laura McCafferty, Caroline Kirton  Read on…

The Brindley, Runcorn
21 February - 11 April 2009

Making Stories [17 November 2008]

This exhibition features the work of four artists/makers brought together by Julie Arkell and Gallery owner Yvonna Demczynska.This is a commercial gallery that deals mainly in craft in West London just off Westbourne Grove. Julie Arkell has created  Read on…

Flow Gallery, Notting Hill, London
7 November 2008 - 10 January 2009

cloth and culture NOW [17 November 2008]

The current exhibition at the Whitworth  Art Gallery in Manchester is the latest installment in an ongoing series of art textile reviews curated by Lesley Millar. As I entered the space I was particularly struck by the laser cut lace work of  Read on…

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
17 September - 14 December 2008

Wales:People, Places and Legends [21 October 2008]

I have been aware of the work of Catrin Williams, Luned Rhys Parri and Meri Wells for some time now. This exhibition at the Royal Cambrian Academy shows a significant body of work from all three. On entering the gallery you first get to see a series  Read on…

Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy
17 October - 16 November 2008

Iwan Bala and Tim Davies [21 October 2008]

This exhibition followed on from my own at Oriel Wrecsam. It was really interesting to see how the space, although fundamentally the same now looks so different. I like the work of both Tim Davies and Iwan Bala although I'm not quite sure about  Read on…

Oriel Wrecsam, Wrexham
18 October - 29 November 2008

Jeanette Orrell: Delineated [29 September 2008]
 

I should start by pointing out that I am related to the artist Jeanette Orrell and so there is naturally some kind of bias to this review. I'm a fan! The work on show in the Lle Celf/Art Space at Galeri in Caernarfon spotlights two groups  Read on…

Galeri, Caernarfon
26 September - 1 November 2008