David Jones: Vision and Memory

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David Jones: Vision and Memory

12 March 20165 June 2016

| Free
Lourdes, 1928, a painting by the visionary artist David Jones at the Djanogly Gallery Nottingham

NOTTINGHAM | David Jones (1895–1974) an English painter, engraver, poet and maker of inscriptions. A lyrical draughtsman, he responded with delight to the visual world, yet his vision was informed by memory reaching back into the depths of time and history.

This major exhibition, taking place during the centenary of the First World War, displays some 80 works from throughout Jones’s life in a timely reassessment of one of the most imaginative artists of his era.

The Town Childs Alphabet with verses by Eleanor Farjeon and designs by David JonesExhibits range from sketches made on the Western Front to watercolours of trees, flowers and thorns, as well as drawings of Arthurian subjects and painted inscriptions. In the 1920s, working in the circle of Eric Gill, Jones became an engraver of the first rank.

David Jones: His Illustrated Books

His illustrated books engage with the world of symbol and myth. An example of which is shown right is The Town Childs Alphabet with verses by Eleanor Farjeon, and designs by David Jones. These books will be exhibited alongside his watercolours of still lifes, seascapes and portraits.

Also at Nottingham Lakeside Arts as part of the Exhibition.


Gallery Tours


on the 3 April 2016. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Workshop For Adults: Hand-Drawn Text Works


on 1 May 2016 from 10:00 to 4:00pm

Workshop For Adults: Narrative Self-Portraits


On 11 May 2016 6:00 to 7:00 pm

A Garden Enclosed: The Symbolic Imagery Of David Jones: Free Lecture


On 22 May 2016 10:00 to 4:00pm

Workshop For Adults: A Visual Journey in Drawing and Watercolour

Admission is free.

Illustration: Detail from the painting Lourdes, 1928, by David Jones.

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