I am available for a variety of projects.
I look for innovative projects that have a definite outcome.
Skilled in research, writing, exhibition development and curation, social media, working with community groups, grant applications
and museum mentoring.
With broad experience in the museum, heritage and arts sector, I will bring my proven track record of creative skills to any project.
Community Gardens 2023
Working for Tenby Town Council to create interpretation panels on history of public garden spaces around Tenby.
Worked on a film project for Cymbrogi Futures.
Dylan Thomas at Narberth Museum
On 9 November a new exhibition centred around Dylan Thomas, which I conceived and curated, opened at Narberth Museum in November 2023.
Entitled ‘Titbits & Topsyturvies’, the exhibition features art works by Seimon Pugh-Jones based around characters in the play. Also included are film memorabilia from the 1971 film version of the play for voices, including a film poster signed by the director Andrew Sinclair, and a painting by Nicholas Jones (Nicky Wire from the Manic Street Preachers), based on Dylan.
I also organised a series of events during the show including readings, a podcast, talks and a performance piece.
Preparing interpretive text
For a former Arcade building in Tenby being refurbished as a community space.
Guest curating exhibitions at HaverHub
Working with artists and the staff at HaverHub in Haverfordwest, guest curating art exhitions for 2024 and beyond.
Working with Narberth Museum on future exhibitions and displays and taking responsibility for their social media posts.
Tenby Steampunk Festival
Researching and writing a series of history based panels, wrting and presenting a talk on on HG Wells and the 1960 film version of The Time Machine, plus co-curating an art exhibition, for Tenby Steampunk Festival 2024
Historic Benchmarks 2023
One World Exhibition, working with Artisan Avenue – 2021
Including: Story of Tenby; Maritime History of Tenby; Welsh Film – Forged in Wales; D-Day 75th Anniversary; “The Loo-vre” (art display in Museum visitor toilet, working with schools)
Winter of Wellbeing and Summer of Fun
Welsh Government & The Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales Grants 2022
Radio 6 interview in 2022 with Lauren Laverne regarding '6 Museum' series
Anti-Racist Action Plan - 2021/22
Welsh Government used these anti-racist projects as examples at Museums Association Conference; Race Equality Events – including: Our Connections with Africa, 2020; Windrush Celebration, 2022; Our Voices Our Museums project, 2022 (working with Natalie Jones and Welsh Government)
Writing and recording mini podcasts for RNIB - 2021/22
Audio descriptions of museum collections for the visually impaired.
Museum Crush, Culture 24 - 2021/22
Five articles on heritage and culture, including: Augustus John, Charles Darwin and Kenneth Griffith.
Welsh-Ukrainian Cultural Exchange project, 2022
Working with Ukrainian refugees, resulting in an art exhibition.
Museum from Home - 2020
Events and talks
Including: community group ‘Tenby Project’ (people with disabilities); writing The Portrait Speaks (a creative way of looking at portraits in galleries, 2016).
Sourced and liaised with artists; dealt with all marketing and invites; art gallery layout and hang; plus organisation of opening event and delivering Curator’s speech.
Art Exhibition highlights include:
Nicholas Jones (aka Nicky Wire, Manic Street Preachers) – debut solo art exhibition
Mark Raggett – Art Director, ‘The Crown’
Aneurin Jones, Meirion & Joanna Jones
John Uzzell-Edwards & Charlie Uzzell-Edwards (aka ‘Pure Evil’)
Artisan Avenue – highlighting work by refugees and community lockdown art (Tenby Shares)
VC Gallery – local armed services veterans and those with mental or physical disabilities
Barry John MBE
Schools and Community Art Projects
Working with Mark has been invaluable to the success of my latest exhibition. He brings a deep level of insight and experience into the visual arts and is always a pleasure to work with, with his easy manner and principled standpoint. I’m looking forward to the next opportunity I get to work with Mark.
Each time he has undertaken the hanging process himself and I have always been more than pleased with the result. Mark’s efficient running of the gallery, involving the generation of publicity for the shows both by word of mouth, in the locality, and on social media, has always encouraged good attendance. His enthusiasm for the visual arts, both historical and contemporary, is manifest in his professional and cordial manner.
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