Solo Exhibitions

This is a selection of solo (and two-person) exhibitions which I have researched and curated since 2002.

They explore and present aspects of the visual culture of modern and contemporary south Wales and include a number of unprecedented retrospectives.

The selection divides into two parts. The more recent part coincides with my running of Oriel y Bont from 2006/7 to 2017:-

 

 

Alan Salisbury: a retrospective

Oriel y Bont, University of South Wales (2016) [co-curated]

touring to Art Central Gallery, Barry; Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy; Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, Tenby (2015-16)

 

The River Next Door: Valerie Coffin-Price (images) and Philip Gross (words)

Oriel y Bont, University of South Wales (2015)

 

From Coast to Valley: Ronald Lawrence and Anthony Stokes

Oriel y Bont, University of South Wales (2015)

 

Ronald Lawrence: a retrospective – 60 years of exhibiting since 1953

Oriel y Bont, University of Glamorgan / University of South Wales (2013)

Ronald Lawrence and his great niece Nikhol Davies, Oriel y Bont 2013
Ronald Lawrence and his great niece Nikhol Davies, Oriel y Bont 2013
Ronald Lawrence with his handmade gypsy guitars and Alan Moss, Oriel y Bont 2013
Ronald Lawrence with his handmade gypsy guitars and Alan Moss, Oriel y Bont 2013

 

 

Bryn Richards: a retrospective – 75 years of painting since 1937

Oriel y Bont, University of Glamorgan (2012)

Bryn Richards with his still life on a plate series, Oriel y Bont 2012
Bryn Richards with his still life on a plate series, Oriel y Bont 2012
Bryn Richards with his artist-daughter Sarah Richards and some of his family portraits, Oriel y Bont 2012
Bryn Richards with his artist-daughter Sarah Richards and some of his family portraits, Oriel y Bont 2012

 

 

Josef Herman: Llafur – Imaging the Labourer (centenary exhibition in association with the Josef Herman Art Foundation Cymru)

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery, National Waterfront Museum Swansea, Oriel y Bont University of Glamorgan, Pontardawe Arts Centre, The Welfare Ystradgynlais (2011-13)

 

Time and Tide: Michael Freeman at 75 (Paintings 1958-2010)

Oriel y Bont, University of Glamorgan (2011)

Michael Freeman with his inspiration, the wreck of the 'Helvetia', Rhossili, Gower 2011
Michael Freeman with his inspiration, the wreck of the ‘Helvetia’, Rhossili, Gower 2011
Michael Freeman with his inspiration, the wreck of the 'Helvetia', Rhossili, Gower 2011
Michael Freeman with his inspiration, the wreck of the ‘Helvetia’, Rhossili, Gower 2011

 

 

John Selway: Variations on the Theme of Christ’s Passion

Oriel y Bont, University of Glamorgan (2010-11)

 

Ken Elias: a retrospective – a celebration of 40 years of painting (since the 1960s)

Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery, Howard Gardens Gallery, National Library of Wales, Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Royal Cambrian Academy (2009-11) [co-curated]

 

Joan Baker: a retrospective – 65 years of painting since 1944

National Assembly for Wales, National Library of Wales, Oriel y Bont University of Glamorgan (2009-10)

Joan Baker (seated with flowers) and Ceri Thomas (standing) with some of her former pupils and staff colleagues, Oriel y Bont 9 December 2009
Joan Baker (seated with flowers) and Ceri Thomas (standing) with some of her former pupils and staff colleagues, Oriel y Bont 9 December 2009
Ceri Thomas and Joan Baker, National Library of Wales 10 July 2010
Ceri Thomas and Joan Baker, National Library of Wales 10 July 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transformations: Brendan Burns and Chris Nurse (New Works 2006-09)

Tŷ Crawshay, University of Glamorgan (2009)

 

Ian Grainger (1942-2007): Selected Works

Oriel y Bont, University of Glamorgan (2009)

 

 

During the period 2002 to 2007, I created and ran the Zobole Gallery and produced my PhD by Portfolio which was titled ‘Placing Zobole: Ernest Zobole and the Imaging of South Wales within the Visual Culture of Wales since 1945’. This period saw me research and curate a series of solo and two-person exhibitions which took the artist Ernest Zobole (1927-99) as the focal point:-

 

Ground: Zobole and Klimek

Zobole Gallery, University of Glamorgan (2007) 

Ray Klimek with Nikki Zobole, Zobole Gallery 2007
Ray Klimek with Nikki Zobole, Zobole Gallery 2007
Ray Klimek with an Ernest Zobole painting, Zobole Gallery 2006
Ray Klimek with an Ernest Zobole painting, Zobole Gallery 2006

 

 

 

Zobole and Elias

Zobole Gallery, University of Glamorgan (2006)

Works on canvas: Ken Elias retouching his painting 'Days are where we live' alongside an Ernest Zobole painting, Zobole Gallery 2006
Works on canvas: Ken Elias retouching his painting ‘Days are where we live’ alongside an Ernest Zobole painting, Zobole Gallery 2006
Works on paper: two Ernest Zoboles flanked by four Ken Elias pictures, Zobole Gallery 2006
Works on paper: two Ernest Zoboles flanked by four Ken Elias pictures, Zobole Gallery 2006

 

 

 

Zobole and Cabuts

Zobole Gallery, University of Glamorgan (2005-06)

A late painting by Ernest Zobole between two photographs by Paul Cabuts, Zobole Gallery 2005-06
A late painting by Ernest Zobole between two photographs by Paul Cabuts, Zobole Gallery 2005-06

 

 

Ernest Zobole: a retrospective

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, National Library of Wales, Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Royal Cambrian Academy (2004-05)

Ceri Thomas photographing the 'Ernest Zobole: a retrospective' exhibition, National Library of Wales 29 December 2004
Ceri Thomas photographing the ‘Ernest Zobole: a retrospective’ exhibition, National Library of Wales 29 December 2004

 

 

Ernest Zobole and Ystrad

Zobole Gallery, University of Glamorgan (2003-04)

 

Branching Out: Ernest Zobole and Robert Thomas

Zobole Gallery, University of Glamorgan (2002)