Four videos about four works of art in Newport Museum and Art Gallery's collection.


Four videos were made for 'Art on the Hill Newport' 2020 for which members of the Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery gave a talk on a work of art chosen from Newport and Art Gallery's collection. Each.  

1. James Milne works for National Museum Wales but had studied art and photography and has exhibited his work in our Art Gallery. He tells us what interests him about the complexities of subject and composition in a painting by Welsh artist, Ernest Zobole.

Click here for more information about Ernest Zobole 1927-99.

2. Jon Glasbrook Griffiths, tells us the story of Swansea artist Evan Walters. Jon compares the popular, more conventional work for which Walters was famed, against his later controversial and experimental work with 'double images'. Jon studied art and has long had an interest on Evan Walters' art career.

Click here for more information about Evan Walters1893-1951.

3. Richard Frame studied art at Newport College of Art and is past chair and a founder member of the Friends of Newport Museum and Art Galley. He chooses a work by John Selway based on the famous Dylan Thomas poem. Richard tells us of his fascination with the painting and how a conversation between him and John Selway revealed surprising details about the composition.
Click on the following for more information about John Selway 1938-2017

4. Steffan Ellis is a Hertiage Officer at Newport Museum and Art Gallery but worked for many years as a Tour Guide at Tredegar House. He has a particular interest in this work of art and tells us the amazing story that relates to this painting and the surprising identity of the sitter. 

Click on the link for more information about the artist Gerald Festus Kelly1879-1972.


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