CONVERSATIONS AT THE CHAPEL – ABERGAVENNY – PETER WAKELIN ON DAVID JONES – WEDNESDAY 1 NOVEMBER – 7.30 – £13
This evening is about David Jones – soldier, painter, engraver, poet and essayist. Kenneth Clark, T. S. Eliot and Igor Stravinsky called him a genius.
Our guest for the night is Peter Wakelin, curator of a brilliant and beautiful exhibition of the paintings and drawings of Jones currently taking place at the Brecknock Museum and Gallery in Brecon.
In the run up to this evening it is strongly recommended that a visit be made to Brecon to see Hill Rhythms. The exhibition is open seven days a week, with free entry.
At the heart of Hill -Rhythms is work done by David Jones in the nineteen twenties when he lived at Capel – y – ffin in the Black Mountains. There he lived in a former monastery, in a Roman Catholic community brought together by the sculptor and printmaker Eric Gill.
This period was for Jones a ‘new beginning’. Here he recovered from the traumas of the First World War where he was a private in the Royal Welch Fusiliers. All that Jones did after this period in his life was influenced by his immersion in the landscape of the LLanthony Valley. It has a presence in his modernist masterpiece, the long poem In Parenthesis.
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