2012 7th Jan - 4th Feb - Collaborative Exhibition
"Before and After" (Cynt a Chwedyn) - Rhyl Library Arts Centre
A joint exhibition by collaborative artists, Glyn Davies and Wanda Zyborska, dealing with the issues surrounding scarification after life-threatening breast cancer, and what it means to the artist Wanda, as a woman, who is additionally reflecting on the process of ageing anyway. In her naked state, surrounded by her large organic looking rubber sculptures, her figure is exposed to all. Here, we are able to study without challenge the effects of scarring, but at the same time can reflect on the natural beauty that is the both the female form and Wanda's body. By working with a male artist, Wanda wanted to see how the effects of scarring might affect the male gaze and appreciation of the female figure. Glyn is producing six A0 sized prints as his art work for this intriguing collaboration but a series of Wanda's avant garde sculptures will also be seen at this show.
The Private View is Tuesday 10th January at 7.00 pm. All welcome, admission free. There will be a performance at the opening by the artist Wanda.
2011 Wednesday 9th Oct (7.00 pm) Artist's talk at my gallery
"Anglesey Art Group" - Anglesey
Just two days after my talk for the Holyhead Camera Club here t my gallery, I was in full flow again, this time for the very busy Anglesey Art Group. The talk lasted just under two hours and covered everything from art, aesthetic and philosophy to environment, conservation and destruction.
I simply can't limit myself to talking about photography as an art, because my subject is so much more important than image making. I can't talk about landscape as art because it isn't, it's a subject which inspires my art - it's a subject which is under threat, it is a subject linked to politics, attitudes, morals, nature, wildlife, conservation, pollution, health, and to me and I know many others, spirituality. It's always great when an audience gets excited by these issues rather than cameras and technique, and being artists, this group didn't disappoint at all :-)
Thanks to artist Allan Redfern for inviting me to talk to his group.
2011 Monday 7th Oct (7.00 pm) Artist's talk at my gallery
"Holyhead Camera Club" - Anglesey
I rarely do talks to camera clubs but I was so nicely asked by club chairman Medwyn Wlliams that I couldn't refuse, AND unlike most clubs they paid a really fair fee for the talk which helped bend my arm :-)
The talk lasted an hour and a half and the audience were really receptive and asked intelligent questions, not even about cameras :-) Several members bought my books afterwards which is always a respectful compliment from photographers, so thank you guys.
2011 Tuesday Oct 4th (2.00 pm) Artist's talk at my gallery
"Menai Bridge Senior Citizens' Club" - Anglesey
A group of incredibly sprightly, bright eyed and chirpy ladies (average age 90!) swarmed into my gallery and most flew up the long flight of stairs to the lecture room ! I gave a 1.5 hour passionate chat about landscape, photography, environment and life in general, followed by insightful questions (as you would expect) from the ladies, and then coffee, book signings and even a Limited Edition print sale. Afterwards, several ladies came to tell me it was the best talk they had ever had! Everyone was chatting and excited. I fell in love with every one of them, what a fantastic group!
They are always keen to see new members, so please contact Eryl Gowers for further information, on Menai Bridge 01248 717292. They meet at the Menai Bridge Community Centre alternate Tuesdays, between 2pm and 3pm (Autumn and Spring)
2011 Wednesday Sep 7th (6.00 pm) TV Interview
A short news interview by ITV journalist Lorna Prichard, who asked me about my work, my continued No.1 world ranking at OneEyeland International Showcase (almost a year at the top now) and of course the Royal connection via the Prime Minister and his purchase of my books as a gift for Prince William and Catherine Middleton for their wedding. Lorna also asked me about the inspiration for my landscape work and my approach to shooting. The piece featured 7 of my images. Original blog post HERE
2011 June 7th - June 10th - Print Exhibition
"Wales Uploaded" - Association of Photographers Gallery, LONDON
This show was the prestigious second venue for the long awaited exhibition of Glyn's latest images. It was over 25 years since Glyn had held a show in London so this was a fantastic opportunity to bring his Welsh images to a London audience. An exhibition was well overdue, as it was almost a year from his last exhibition of new work, instead of the anticipated 3-4 times a year. The upside to the year long wait is that there was some very powerful new work to seen in this show. There was a talk for photographers on Wednesday 8th June at the AOP Gallery, at 3.00 pm.
Association of Photographers Gallery
81 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS - 0207 7739 6669
2011 Friday April 29th (4.45 pm) Radio Interview
"The Roy Noble Show" - BBC Radio Wales
This interview came the day of the Royal Wedding following the huge accolade. The UK Prime Minister David Cameron purchased two of Glyn's art books about Anglesey as a gift for the Royal Couple, Prince William and Catherine Middleton. There was a media torrent with The Telegraph, (actual video of Prime Minister talking about Glyn HERE) The Independent, The Sun and the BBC Online all contacting Glyn for the story but BBC Wales got in for the first interview on the afternoon of the wedding itself !
2011 March 26th - April 9th Print Exhibition
"Wales Uploaded" - Oriel Glyn Davies Gallery, Menai Bridge
This show is a long awaited exhibition of Glyn's latest images. In fact it is almost a year overdue as normally he releases new work 3-4 times each year. However, with the general state of the economy last year, the almost complete lack of buying public in the first half year, it was simply not feasible. However the second half of 2010 was much more buoyant and customers regained spending confidence. The upside to the wait is that there is some phenomenally powerful new work to be printed and shown in this next release.
2011 Friday March 18th (American daytime) TV Interview
"Today" - NBC America
Glyn is interviewed about his work and the island where he lives, for an American TV magazine show featuring Anglesey, future home for the Royal Couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton.
My original blog post about the shoot with pictures and video, is HERE
2011 Thursday Jan 27th (between 7.00 and 7.30 pm) TV Interview
"Wedi 7" - S4C - TV magazine program produced by Tinopolis
Following his recent No.1 World ranking on the OneEyeland International Showcase, a lot of interest was shown by the Welsh media, from TV to Radio and of course the press. This programme offers a very short interview with Glyn, by North Wales R eporter Gerallt Pennant, about his recent success.
2011 Wednesday Jan 26th (4.05 - 4.20pm) Radio Interview
"The Roy Noble Show" - BBC Radio Wales
Following his recent No.1 World ranking on the OneEyeland International Showcase, a lot of interest was shown by the Welsh media, from TV to Radio and of course the press. This is Glyn's main chance to speak publicly in English about his success in the rankings, and about his work in general. Roy Noble is a much loved soft spoken Welshman who Glyn is looking forward to speaking with. Website HERE
2011 Jan 24th (shown at 7.50pm) TV News Interview
"Newyddion" - S4C - TV news program
Following his recent No.1 World ranking on the OneEyeland International Showcase, a lot of interest was shown by the Welsh media, from TV to Radio and of course the press. This news programme featured a very short interview with Glyn, in his gallery, about his recent success.
2011 January 3rd, 7.30 pm BBC1 Wales - Television
"Weatherman Walking - Series 4, Programme 1" - with presenter, Derek Brockway
Glyn spent two days as a guide and guest on location with the TV crew and weatherman Derek Brockway, for the new series of Weatherman Walking. The piece features Glyn and Derek exploring the ancient Iron Age settlement of Tre'r Ceiri down on the Lleyn Peninsula, before trekking up to the summit of Garn Ganol (Yr Eifl) and then back along the hillside to once lost village and granite quarry of Nant Gwrtheyrn. Full BLOG story HERE
2010 Collaborative Exhibition
"The Public and the Private" - Basement Gallery - Vienna
A joint exhibition by collaborative artists, Glyn Davies and Wanda Zyborska, dealing with the issues surrounding scarification after life-threatening breast cancer, and what it means to the artist Wanda, as a woman, who is additionally reflecting on the process of ageing anyway. In her naked state, surrounded by her large organic looking rubber sculptures, her figure is exposed to all. Here, we are able to study without challenge the effects of scarring, but at the same time can reflect on the natural beauty that is the both the female form and Wanda's body. By working with a male artist, Wanda wanted to see how the effects of scarring might affect the male gaze and appreciation of the female figure. Glyn produced five A1 prints as his art work for this intriguing collaboration.
2010 Sat and Sun 11th and 12th Dec France 5 - French Television
"Pays de Galles" - Echappees Belles - with presenter, Jerome Pitorin
Glyn spent 3 days as a location scout and producer and then two whole days on location with the French TV crew for this French travel programme (A bit like Globe Trekker) The final piece features Glyn and his artist friend Philippa Jacobs discussing Anglesey in relation to their art work. Full BLOG story HERE
2010 November 22nd Artist's Talk
"A Professional's Approach to Fine-art Photography" Caernarfon Camera Club
Glyn was invited by John Roberts of the camera club to do an illustrated talk about his latest work and his rationale behind image making.
2009 July 31st - Radio Interview
The Jamie and Louise Program - BBC Radio Wales
Live magazine programme with Jamie & Louise discussing Glyn's new book and exhibition - "Nant Gwrtheyrn - The Enchantment"
(Jamie Louise Interview Nant 09.mp3)
2009 April - TV Interview
Sioe Gelf - Cwmni Da - S4C (on YouTube)
S4C's primary Welsh Arts show covers Glyn's major exhibition & book launch, Nant Gwrtheyrn - Y Swyngyfaredd (The Enchantment) (In Welsh with English subtitles)
2009 Joint Exhibition
"Made in Wales" Memorial Gallery - Yale College
Three images requested for inclusion in this joint exhibition at Yale College Wrexham, displaying work by contemorary Welsh artists in a variety of disciplines.
2009 - Book Launch and Exhibition
"Nant Gwrtheyrn: The Enchantment - Y Swyngyfaredd" - Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery - Bangor
The exhibition travels to Bangor and was opened by Former Police Chief of North Wales, Sir Richard Brunstrom, who learned Welsh at Nant Gwrtheyrn himself. Once again the main speaker was followed by Dr Carl Clowes and then Glyn who gave an opening talk about the project and his work.
2009 - Book Launch and Exhibition
"Nant Gwrtheyrn: The Enchantment - Y Swyngyfaredd" - Wales Millennium Centre - Cardiff
On Saturday 4th April 2009 at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Glyn launched his third fine-art photography book, together with a sizeable exhibition of large format prints of many of the images featured.
The exhibition was opened by Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas - Presiding Officer of the National Assembly of Wales, followed by Dr Carl Clowes - Founder and President of Nant Gwrtheyrn Welsh Language Centre. Glyn also gave an opening talk about the project and his work. Launch video is HERE
2008 September 5th - TV Series
ITV Wales - Tidal Wales series (on YouTube )
Documentary series with Andrea Benfield, following people in wales whose lives or work are influenced by the tide. Glyn was interviewed at the Dulas Estuary, Anglesey
2008 - Joint Exhibition
"Davies, Davies, Davies and Davies" - Ucheldre Centre - Holyhead
TWO pairs of brothers, from TWO generations
Gareth, Dyfed, Glyn and Simon Davies (click here for video introduction to show)
This joint exhibition features the work of four artists from the same Welsh family. Each works in a different medium - including sculpture, painting, drawing and photography - to express ideas, emotions and observations. For two of the artists, this is their first exhibition in many years, but the work they have been producing in their own time is both powerful and thought-provoking.
2008 - Solo Exhibition
"Nant Gwrtheyrn: The Enchantment - Y Swyngyfaredd" - Café Meinir - Nant Gwrtheyrn
These images are from a new art project I started back in February this year, about this amazing, beautiful, surreal and resurrected village of Nant Gwrtheyrn. An original discussion with founder of the Nant Gwrtheyrn trust, Dr Carl Clowes resulted in an open-ended, completely personal brief which has now been extended throughout 2008. A much larger exhibition to launch a new 50-60 image art book about Y Nant, is planned for March 2009. The book will be on sale at Y Nant and also here online.
2008 - Solo Exhibition
"Recent Works" - Oriel Glyn Davies Gallery
The first release of Glyn's new work in 2008 took place on Saturday 15th March at his Gallery in Menai Bridge. These images were all limited editions and were all new images produced since the release of the Anglesey Landscapes book in November 2007. There are only around three or four releases of latest work each year now.
2007 November 28th - Radio Interview
The Jamie Owen Show - BBC Radio Wales
Live magazine programme with Jamie regarding Glyn's new book, "Anglesey Landscapes - Tirluniau Môn"
Anglesey Landscapes interview 07.mp3
2007 - Solo Exhibition
"Isles Apart" - Ucheldre Centre Gallery - Holyhead
Isles Apart is a collection of personal, visual fascinations. The photographs were taken on just a few of the islands I’ve visited, from the Azores and the Canaries, to Malta and Greece, but also including our own beautiful Ynys Môn. I have always been fascinated by islands with their finite perimeters of coastline, and being surrounded by sea. The distances between these geographical wonders have highlighted huge variations of topography and human influence. This is not a tourist guide to these islands, more of an artist’s awareness of the visual similarities between isles thousands of miles apart!
2007, May 23rd - TV Interview
Sioe Gelf - Cwmni Da - S4C (on YouTube)
S4C's primary Welsh Arts show covers Glyn's major exhibition, Isles Apart - Ynysoedd ar Wahân at the Ucheldre Centre Holyhead. Glyn's FIRST public interview in Welsh!
2006, April 23rd - Radio Interview
BBC Radio Wales – Mousemat
Adam Walton discusses landscape photography with Glyn with respect to digital work-flow from camera settings to software.
2006 - Solo Exhibition
"Latest Works" - Pensychnant Nature Conservation Centre - Conwy
A new exhibition of work has gone up in this fantastically located Gothic house (actually 16th Century to Victorian) at the top of the Sychnant Pass. It is the centre of the Pensychnant Nature Conservation Centre which "works with local naturalists to record and safeguard the wildlife and natural beauty of Wales". The Pensychnant Foundation is a registered charity and 30% of all picture sales go to the charity. Seven of Glyn's large format limited editions have been erected along with 10 of his smaller A3 images including some previously unseen works.
2005 - Joint Exhibition with Gareth Davies, artist
"Salt 'n Ships" - Williamson Art Gallery - Birkenhead
An exhibition of maritime drawings and photographs by two professional Welsh artists. Gareth and Glyn Davies, father and son, teamed up to create a collection of work based around the boats, ships, seascapes and harbours of the West coast of Britain, especially Wales, Cornwall and Lancashire
2005, November 29th - Radio Interview
BBC Radio Wales - The Jamie Owen Show
Live magazine programme with Jamie regarding the Welsh Journeys programme and Glyn's work.
2005, November 29th - TV Series
"Welsh Journeys" with Jamie Owen, BBC2 Wales 7.30pm. (on YouTube )
Programme on Celtic Connections and Glyn's approach to landscape photography.
2005, September - TV Interview
"Wedi 7" - S4C
Welsh news magazine with Gwyn Llewelyn regarding my Silver award at the London Photographic Awards.
2005 Solo Exhibition
"Celtic Connections" - Kooywood Gallery - Cardiff
This solo photographic exhibition tours to Cardiff, thanks to gallery director Rhian Kooy
2005 Solo Exhibition
"Celtic Connections" - Oriel Ynys Môn - Anglesey
This solo photographic exhibition - the first professional photographer’s show to be held in the Oriel Ynys Môn Gallery on Anglesey, juxtaposes dramatic images of Penwith in Cornwall with gentler images of Anglesey. The pictures show that these two ancient Celtic lands have as many similarities as differences, and that there are still places and times to experience a sense of wilderness or solitude and equally, moments to simply stand in awe