Visit to Tredustan Hall near Brecon, with talk by Shirley Jones, Artist, Writer, Printmaker
| Tredustan Hall
Jenny and Peter Moody have invited Art Fund members to their house Tredustan Hall, which was featured in the SC4 programme about interesting Welsh houses.
Shirley Jones who makes artist books or livre artiste under the imprint Ren Hen Press will give an illustrated talk about her work. Since 1977 Shirley has produced 24 books in editions of about 40. The books are sold to private collectors and rare book libraries in the UK, USA, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and South Africa. She has had exhibitions and/or given lectures about her work in some 25 museums, art galleries, universities and liberal art colleges including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the National Library of Wales and the Art Institute, Chicago.
Her etchings, aquatints and mezzotints complement her poems, prose pieces and translations from Old English and Old Welsh. She prints her own text letterpress on a Vandercook and her illustrations on a Harry Rochat etching press on handmade or mouldmade paper. After the talk a selection of the books will be on display for people to examine.
Shirley will talk after lunch and following her talk Jenny and Peter Moody have kindly agreed to take small groups around the house and talk about the history and restoration of the house.