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Dr Anne  Price-Owen PhD, MA, M.Ed, 

Research & Postgraduate Tutor

Tel: +44 (0) 1792 206144

To supervise and advise postgraduate research students 

  • Ongoing interest in Image and text
  • Making art
  • Giving advice
  • Publishing
  • Women’s studies
  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Writing
  • The Welsh Academy    
  • Contemporary Arts Society for Wales     
  • The David Jones Society   
  • Association for Welsh writing in English    
  • Visual Arts Advisory Panel, Arts Council for Wales    
  • Scene & Word (The Jonah Jones Foundation)
  • I have been supervising M.Phil & PhD students since 1996.
  • Past roles have included Co-ordinator of the MA programme, co-ordinator of BA dissertations,  Head of  Contextual Studies, tutor of art history & theory, and library duties.
  • PastoraL care tutor for Art & Design. 
  • External examiner for PhD, 2007 University of Glamorgan
  • External examiner for PhD, 2011: University of Glamorgan
  • External examiner for PhD, 2012 -14:  University of Aberystwyth
  • Internal examiner for MPhil, 2001 and 2012
  • Internal Examiner for PhD, 2011
  • 1994 - 2013 Degree Supervision (successfully) supervised 11 PhD and 5MPhil
  • 2014 Currently supervising  5 PhD candidates                   

‘Hybridity in Image and Text in the Art of David Jones’, Image and Text Conference, Louisiana State University, New Orleans (2005)

‘The Conflict of David Jones: The Myth of In Parenthisis’, UWWE Conference, ‘Wales and War’, UW Conference Centre, Newtown (2005)

‘Death in Art’, paper presented to the North American Association for the Study of Welsh History and Culture (NAASWCH), July 2006.

BBC Radio Wales Arts Series: Contributor to  David Jones at Capel-y-ffin, with Owen Sheers..

‘David Jones and the Art of Hybridity’, Cymmrodorion Society, British Academy, London (2006).  Published 2007

Discussion of David Jones’s Stadlen Collection of David Jones’s Art, Monnow Valley Arts Centre, Hereford, 2007

Organized 3 day international conference to celebrate the centenary of The National Library of Wales: Illuminating David Jones, 31 Aug – 2 Sept., 2007

‘Women Artists in Wales – the book’: presented at  Making Good - Women Artists and Makers in Wales, Conference, Gregynog 12-14 September 2007

Guided Tour of David Jones exhibition at Monnow valley Arts centre, David Jones Study Day, 10 Nov., 2008.

‘Women Imaging Biblical Themes’ presented at Imaging the Bible in Wales Conference, 31 March – 3 April 2008, Aberystwyth

‘What says Dai’s mabinogi?’ presented at The David Jones Society Seminar 2008: DAVID JONES AND CULTURAL IDENTITY,  22 April 2008, St James’s Palace, London, Guest Speaker: The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury – one day seminar organized by A. P-Owen

‘Materialising the Immaterial: the arts of David Jones’, paper presented at Art & Spirituality in a Post-Chritian Culture, Cathedral College, University of Georgetown, Washington DC, 2009

‘David Jones at Home’, paper presented at Icons & Images symposium, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, 2009.

‘David Jones: the Wedding of Form & Content’, lecture at The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, 2010.

‘Strata’, Conference paper presented at CLTAD International Conference, Berlin, 2010

Designer - designing graphics for Arts Council of N. Ireland & BBC

N. IrelandDesmond Kinney Design, Belfast

Production Associate:  designing and making murals in a variety of media, Desmond Kinney Design, Belfast                                         

Freelance Artist:  Paintings, Murals & Sculpture

Reporter and critic, BBC Radio Ulster  

TQA Assessor: Art & Design U. W. Newport

External Advisor (Art & Design) Trinity College, Carmarthen

Curated The Private David Jones exhibition for the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea

Opened Shirley Jones exhibition at Taliesin Art Gallery

Co-ordinator: ‘The Peter Greenaway Experience’, Cross Faculty Initiative, Swansea Metropolitan

Curated STRATA 06 site-specific exhibition at Strata Florida, Pontrhydfendigaid,Toured to Kells, Ireland

Selector for Artist of the Year, St David’s Hall, Cardiff, talk at presentation of prizes for HTV and BBC Radio Wales.            

Opened Dorothy Morris’s exhibition at Tenby Museum & Art Gallery, 18 April. Spoke on DM as former MA student at SMU.

Opened Sara Holden’s exhibition, Through the Seasons, the Environment Centre, Swansea, spoke of SH as former MA student at SMU.

Opened Christine Kinsey’s exhibition at Tenby Museum & Art Gallery.

Invited to co-judge the Leslie Joseph Young Artist of the Year for The Glynn  Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea.

Opened Judith Stroud’s exhibition at Taliesin Gallery, Swansea.

Selector and Judge of University of Glamorgan Art Purchase Prize Opened Exhibition, October 2010

Interviewed by BBC Wales for inclusion of 2 of 4TV programmes on C.20th Art in Wales, discussing the work of David Jones and James Dickson Innes.              

Four Queens, (Nervous Energy), ‘Wunderland’ exhibition, tactileBosche, Cardiff

Four Queens, (Nervous Energy), ‘Disruption’, site-specific interactive exhibition, Portland Street, Swansea

Four Queens, (Nervous Energy), text piece, ‘Womens’s Arts Celebration’, Barry

Four Queens, (Nervous Energy), alternative text piece, ‘Celebrating Sue’, Sue Griffith Library, Swansea Metropolitan University 

Four Queens, (Nervous Energy), and Fall (Nervous Energy) in ‘From Purgatory to Paradise’, two site-specific interventions, Salem Chapel, Hay-on-Wye (festival)

From Purgatory to Paradise, curated five site-specific intervention, Salem Chapel, Hay-on-Wye (festival).

  • Research Awards, Scholarships, Prizes etc.
  • 1981 - First prize:  Church Art Competition:  Ireland
  • 1984-1985 – Teachers Leave of Absence Bursary DENI
  • 1985-1987 – Postgraduate Studentship, DENI
  • 1988 - Scholarship to the University of Wales:  Gregynog, Newtown
  • 2001 - Art & Humanities Research Board
  • 2002 – Stanley Honewyman Trust
  • 2004 – Sir Antony Hornby Charitable Trust
  • 2005 – Contemporary Art Society for Wales
  • 2005 -  Sir Antony Hornby Trust
  • 2006 – David Jones Estate
  • 2006 - Stanley Honeyman Trust
  • 2006 – Wales Arts International
  • 2006 – Arts Council of Wales
  • 2007 -  Stanley Honeyman Trust
  • 2009 – Stanley Honeyman Trust
  • 2011– Stanley Honeyman Trust
  • 2012- Stanley Honeyman Trust
  • 2012 – Arts Council of Wales
  • 2014 – Pattern Consultancies, Hong Kong

‘Outside Parenthesis’, critique of Thomas Dilworth, David Jones in the Great War (Enitharmon, 2012), in The New Welsh Review, April, 2012.

 From Purgatory to Paradise: exhibition catalogue (Swansea: SMU)

‘From Pit to Paradise’, critique of Peter Jones, Jonah Jones  (Seren, 2012).

‘What’s Under Works Up’, essay in Paul Croft, fifty:fifty: 30 years of Drawings and Prints (Blurb UK, 2012)

‘Clive Hicks Jenkins’, 3000 word essay on the painter’s 60th birthday, Planet, 203, Aug, 2011.

‘Materialising the Immaterial’, 5000 word essay on David Jones, in FLASHPOINT, March 2010, online.

Review of CLTAD Conference Proceedings, Berlin, in Networks, no.11

‘Female Wales’, catalogue essay for the University of Glamorgan Purchase Prize, 2010.

Interview in The Western Mail on Anthony Hopkins’ forthcoming exhibitions of paintings in London & Edinburgh, 19 Jan., 2007, p.3.

‘What Says Dai’s Mabinogi?’, 5000 word essay, Agenda, 50th anniversary edition, (Wardhurst: Agenda Editions & Charitable Trust, 2010), vol.44, no.4/ vol.45, no.1.

5000 word essay ‘Ken Elias and the Hidden Persuaders’, in Ceri Thomas (ed.), (2009), Ken Elias: Thin Partitions, Bridgend: Seren. Launched at the National Library of Wales, 25 Sept. 2009.

Online review of  Tim Davies: Between a Rock and a Hard Place, sole exhibition, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Oct.2009, for Planet: the Welsh Internationalist, website, no. 196, 2009.

‘David Jones and the Women in his Life’, in Following Petra: A Celebration of Seventy Years of CASW, (Newtown: Gregynog, 2008). Anniversary Limited Edition Gregynog Studio Book and Print Portfolio.

‘Promulgating Parry’, Review of Miles Wynn Cato, Parry: the life and works of William Parry A.R.A (1743-1791), (Aberystwyth: Miles Wynn Cato, 2008), 241pp, in Planet: The Welsh Internationalist, 2008, no. 191.

Executive Producer and Advisor/Editor to Director Derek Shiel for the documentary film In Search of David Jones: Artist, Soldier, Poet (David Jones Society, 2007).

‘Hybridity in the Art of David Jones’, Transactions of the Honourable Cymmrodorion Society 2006 (London: The Cymmrodorion Society, 2007), new Series, vol.XIII, pp.176-192, 5500 words, ISSN: 0959-1362.

‘Divine Beauty’, Resurgence: at the heart of earth, art and spirit (Bideford: 2007), no.243, pp.34-5, 250 words, ISSN: 0034-5970.

‘Ken Elias and Ernest Zobole’ in the series of exhibitions Zobole and his Contemporaries at Y Bont gallery, University of Glamorgan, October 06 – January 07, review in Planet, Dec 06 – Jan 07.

Editor & contributor, The David Jones Journal (Swansea: The David Jones Society, 2007),, nos. 1 & 2.

Review of John Danvers, Picturing Mind: Paradox, Indeterminacy and Consciousness in Art & Poetry (New York & Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2006), in the journal of Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education, 2007.

‘Christine Kinsey: Painting the Soliloquy’, and ‘Pat Briggs’,  Hugh Adams,

Re:Imaging Wales (Bridgend: Seren, 2006), p.85, 250 words, ISBN: 1-85411-406-9.

‘Visual Poetics’, Lorraine Bewsey, Poet Portraits’ Portreadau Beirdd (Bridgend, Seren, 2006), pp.7-9, 300 words, ISBN: 978-1-85411-451

 ‘Mother Tongue: Celebrating the Word in Images’, Mary Lloyd Jones, First

Language (Llandysul & Aberystwyth: Gomer Press with the National Library

of Wales, 2006), pp.42 – 62, 5000 word essay, ISBN: 1-84323-540-4.

‘From Medieval Manuscripts to Postmodern Hypertexts in the Art of David

Jones’, Rui Carvalho and Maria de Fatima Lambert (eds.), Writing and Seeing:

Essays on Word and Image (New York and Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2006), pp.

355-368, 5000 words, ISBN: 90-420-1698-1.-8.

Introduction to Residues exhibition catalogue by ‘Swansea 4’ at Pontardawe Arts Centre, October 2006.

Introduction for STRATA 06 (touring) exhibition catalogue (Ireland: Kells, 2006).

‘When Medievalism Meets Modernism: STRATA 06’, in Cambria magazine, Summer 2006.

Cerflunwaith yn Ystrad Fflur: 9-23 July 2006 and Sculpture @ Kells: August 13-20 2006 (Kilkenny: Kells, 2006), 25pp. no isbn.

‘David Jones: In the beginning was the image … ’, Christine Kinsey and

Ceridwen Lloyd Morgan (eds.), Imaging the Imagination: an exploration of the relationship between the word and image in the art of Wales’ (Llandysul:

Gomer, 2005), pp.36 – 61, 5000 word essay, ISBN: 1-84323-433-5.

‘Observations, Negotiations and Paradoxes’, in Richard Cox, Unfinished

Business: 75 30 05 (Newport Museum and Art Gallery, 2005), pp.5-16, 5000

word essay, ISBN: 0-9541611-5-7.

‘Reworking the Layers’, Planet: the Welsh Internationalist (Aberystwyth:

2005), no.173, pp.120-123, 250 words, ISSN: 0048-4288.

‘Strata’, Circa: contemporary visual culture in Ireland (Dublin, 2005), no.114, pp.72-7, 350 words, ISSN: 0263-9475.

‘Dreams of Detroit’, essay on Painter Richard Cox in America, in The New Welsh Review, Winter 2005, no.70.

‘Durden  Didn’t Do It’, Platform, (Swansea: SAFT, 2004), no.3.

‘Side by Side’, Augustus and Gwen John, in Planet, no.169, 2004-5.

‘Brian Gaylor’s The Wales of Dylan Thomas’, Platform, 2004, no.2

‘Fire’, Tim Davies, Process (Bridgend: Seren, 2004), pp.48 – 77, 6000 word

essay, ISBN: 1-85411-317-8.

Following the success of several symposia in 1995 (in Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, Warwick University and University of Wales Trinity Saint David Swansea Metropolitan University), to celebrate the centenary of the poet-painter David Jones(1895-1974), Anne Price-Owen launched the David Jones Society in 1996 at the Artworker’s Guild, Queens Square, London.

Annually, The David Jones Society hosts scholarly meetings on David Jones. Swansea was the venue for the first seminar in 1997. In Sept. 1998, and International Conference took place at Pembroke College, Cambridge, on the theme of Mythology. Poets and Poetry was the subject of the 1999 seminar in Bangor, while in July members spent a long week-end in the Somme region, where Jones was wounded at the Battle of Mametz Wood. In Oxford, 2000, the topics of David Jones Salutary poet-painter, and also The Book of Balaam’s Ass were themes addressed in two respective seminars.

The International conference Text, Texture & Intertextuality was hosted in Swansea in 2002. To celebrate the Centenary of the National Library of Wales, Illuminating David Jones took place in 2007 at Aberystwyth. The Imperial War Museum was the venue for the Poetry Reading by poet members of the DJS, and also a symposium, David Jones’s Military Career, which complemented the IWM exhibition Anthem for Doomed Youth.

In 2008, David Jones & Cultural Identity was discussed at St James’s Palace, London, where the erstwhile Archbishop of Canterbury  gave the keynote address. 2004 saw a return to the battlefields of France under the title, Cook’s Tourists, and in 2005 we took a comprehensive walk around Capel-y-ffin, followed by a ‘pilgrimage’ to N Wales in 2006. The 2009 seminar on Icons & Images took place at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, while Washington DC was the venue for the 2011 3-day conference Culture & Artefact. Borders was the theme considered at Ladywell cemetery in collaboration with the Friends of Brockley & Ladywell cemeteries, 2012.

In addition walks around Jones’s old haunts, including Rotherhithe (1998 & 2012), London churches (1999), and Harrow (1997, 2000, 2002), as well as visits to galleries with holdings of his works, also form part of the David Jones Society itinerary.

Brasenose College, Oxford is hosting the 2014 conference, David Jones: Christian Modernist?, 11 – 15 Sept. Anne Price-Owen is the keynote speaker.