‘Zip It Up and Start Again’ print is showing as part of the ‘Critical Mass’ portfolio at the Fundación ’ace para el Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires from December 1st 2013 to January 23 2014.
‘Zip It Up and Start Again’ shows in October at the Estampa Fair – Multiple Art, in Madrid.
‘Open Doors’ group show featuring studio artists from Llanfyllin's Workhouse: the Meadows Gallery, Llanfyllin, from July to August.
‘Zip It Up and Start Again’, which is part of the ‘Critical Mass’ portfolio, has just shown at Calgary University Art Gallery, with more exhibitions to be confirmed.
No.1 of the ‘Nelson Mandala’ print sold for £546 at City Chambers Banqueting Hall (Glasgow), at a fund-raiser which was part of Denis Goldberg's 80th birthday celebrations.
Brian has contributed a signed numbered edition of (six) postcards for the Oli Bennett secret postcard sale, which takes place on 21st June at Westminster School (London). Which image has he sent? We can't tell you as it's a secret!
Brian has published his ‘Nelson Mandala’ image as a signed Limited Edition print, which has been “released in honour of the great man”.
The artist has been invited back to Derry/ L'Derry in the autumn, for a collaborative project with Stravaganza as part of the City of Culture arts programme; more details to follow.
The ‘Critical Mass’ portfolio, containing Brian's ‘Zip It Up and Start Again’ print will be showing at the Exhibition Center, University of Vienna, Austria, during May.
‘Brokeback Britain’ will be part of a feature in the June issue of Kunstbeeld (Dutch art magazine) “In this issue we explore works of art that shocked the audience. The article is written by our editor Rob Perree”.
March: the artist's ‘Zip It Up and Start Again’ print will be showing at the SGC International 2013, which is being held at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA.
Brian's ‘Free Pussy Riot’ design, which is based on Rodchenko's Lilya Brik portrait, was commissioned for the ‘Through Disobedience We Progress’ protest Christmas card exhibition at Newport Museum and Gallery.
Stuart Maconie discussing the Rodchenko image on the radio …
“And the Manic Street Preachers used it as their Christmas card this year… if you got a Christmas card from the Manics (it was) sort of talking about Pussy Riot and Vladimir Putin and stuff like that …” Stuart Maconie 6 Music 26/02/13
View the Free Pussy Riot collage
The curator confirmed that the ‘Free Pussy Riot’ Christmas cards completely sold out during the exhibition.
Brian will be showing 10 pieces at the ‘Deck The Walls’ original postcard exhibition, which opens at the Opus Gallery, Stow on the Wold, and runs from 8th December to 8th January.
‘Glad Tidings of Struggle and Strife: A history of protest Christmas cards’ at Newport Museum and Art Gallery, which runs from 27 October 2012 – January 12 2013, comprises of ex-MP Llew Smith's collection of over 1400 cards, which date from 1840. Alongside this show is an exhibition of new cards, ‘Through Disobedience We Progress’, for which Jones is amongst the 12 artists who have been commissioned to produce one of the cards.
Brian has been invited to contribute an edition of screen prints (‘Zip It Up and Start Again’) to the ‘Critical Mass’ portfolio, which consists of 44 prints from artists worldwide. This portfolio has already been selected to show at the Southern Graphics Conference International, which will be held in Milwaukee in 2013.
‘SCAN IT’: two of Brian's works have been selected to show in the ‘SCAN IT’ exhibition, which opens at Gallery 40, Brighton, from 2nd August. This show is comprised of A4 works which have been scanned, as opposed to photographed, and will feature two of ‘The 10 Ways to Kill Dylan Thomas’ images.
‘Brokeback Britain’ censored again: this print has been excluded from the ‘Print International’ exhibition, currently showing at the Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk. No poking fun in art galleries?
“I was told that they'd received the print, but they couldn't show it. When I asked the reason why, they said that they are funded by the local Conservative council, and showing this could lead to them having their funding withdrawn. And, they are “a family orientated gallery”', and that while the kids wouldn't have a problem with it, some of the parents might complain, as it's a very conservative area. While I don't want to see any gallery lose funding, I'm being denied the opportunity for my work, which has been selected as part of a travelling exhibition, to be shown publicly. Whatever their reasons may be, it amounts to censorship. It seems that councils are now the moral arbiters when it comes to art, and that I have a piece of work currently touring locked rooms in galleries.”.
‘The Great Frock n Robe Swindle’ is a newspaper-format publication, containing informative, creative and amusing content which shares one common theme – opposition to the forthcoming jubilee. The paper will be featuring five of the artist's images alongside content by writers, poets and MPs.
‘Maps Only: Radical Cartography in Contemporary Art’ exhibition, which features the new ‘Pistols Pop n Dada’ work, opens at the Back to the Picture Gallery, San Francisco from 26th May.
Brian has two works showing in the ‘Print International’ touring exhibition, which opens at the Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk from mid-May to 7th July.
Pop Art at Off The Wall. Brian has been invited to show four paintings and five prints in the ‘Pop Art’ exhibition, at Cardiff's Off The Wall gallery. The show opens on 10th February and runs until 14th March. For further information see Off The Wall
Brian has just produced the ‘Pudd Bomb’ edition for the ‘Answers on the Front of a Postcard’ exhibition at the Opus Gallery, Newcastle, which runs from 2nd December 2011 until 27 January 2012.
Censored again: ‘Brokeback Britain’, which was showing in public for the first time at the ‘Fistfull of Dolydd’ exhibition at the Workhouse Gallery, Llanfyllin, was removed from the show as one person complained about the work. The artist withdrew his 5 other works from the show in protest.
‘Art Tube 01’ Brian's ‘Trains V2’ panel, produced ‘collaboratively’ with Jamie Reid will be showing at the Subway Gallery, London, as part of the ‘Art Tube 01’ exhibition, to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the project. The show runs from 1st - 26th November at the Subway Gallery, Kiosk 1 Joe Strummer Subway, Edgware Rd / Harrow Rd, London W2 1DX.
“Artist Can Draw Shock!” Brian has been commissioned by the Environment Agency and the Severn Rivers Trust to produce three illustrative maps, covering the sections of the River Cain that can be fished. A slight departure from his usual works, the various elements have been met with what can only be described as shock. “There are a lot of people who seem shocked that an artist can actually draw!”. The series of drawings will be added to the Clients section of this site in the near future.
Brian is showing six pieces for the first time at the ‘A Fistfull of Dolydd’ group show at the Workhouse, Llanfyllin from 1st. October until 28th October.
Four original oil paintings from Brian's ‘Great American Flag’ series will show for the first time at Opus Gallery's ‘Summer Exhibition’, which runs from Mon 8th August to Friday 2nd September. For further details call +44 (0) 191 232 7389 or .
Oli Bennett Secret Card Sale : Brian, along with a number of other artists, has been asked to produce postcard-sized artworks to raise funds for the Oli Bennett Charitable Trust. These cards are all signed on the verso by the contributing artists; all cards will be viewable online from 13th June, (which is prior to the sale) at Oli Bennett Secret Card Sale. Brian has produced a small edition of six mini screen prints; unfortunately, we're not allowed to tell you of which image, as it's a secret!
‘Brokeback Britain’ Censored : The artist's ‘Brokeback Britain’ print was selected for, framed, and included in the catalogue for the Wrexham Print International 2011, but was banned from public showing by the Chief Officer for Leisure, Libraries and Culture, from Wrexham County Borough Council. The decision has created much media interest in the work, and in the artist himself. However, Brian is reticent to step into the media spotlight directly, as in the words of the artist himself “This story is about censorship, not celebrity”.
Wrexham Print International 2011 have selected the artist's ‘Brokeback Britain’ and ‘Eyeless on Gaza’ prints for this years show, which runs from 25th March to 18th May at Oriel Wrecsam, before touring Britain for the next twelve months.
Palace Art Fair - Brian has been invited to show works at the forthcoming art fair. The space will feature a selection of pieces by Powys-based artists and is curated by fellow artist Blue MacAskill. The event runs from 7th - 10th October 2010 at Fulham Palace, London. Click here for more details of the Palace Art Fair.
‘Critical Mass – Printmaking Beyond the Edge’ has just been published by A&C Black (London); written by Richard Noyce, the book showcases print-related works by 52 artists from 28 countries, with Brian being one of those featured. ISBN 1408109395
Brian and his work feature in BBC1 Wales' new series, ‘Changing Lives’, which sends an openly consumerist family to a more eco-friendly community, where members of the family help the artist to screen print a new ‘currency’. Series is broadcast at 8.30pm on Mon 23rd, Thur 26th, Mon 30th November and Mondays 7th, 14th and 21st. December, on BBC1 Wales.
Artist Stamps out Racism!
The Regional Print Centre at Yale College in Wrexham is currently working in partnership with Arts Connection to provide outstanding opportunities for both artists and the local community.
International Artist and Regional Print Centre member Brian Jones, based in mid-Wales, is working with Linda Davies, Gwynedd, in one of our local Primary Schools, Gwenfro.
The first part of the project will finish in November 2009.
The pupils were able to hear about Brian's own work and then encouraged to develop their own images in response. The project explores ideas relating to Cultural Identity and touches on issues relating to our local surroundings, and wider global concerns.
After the two weeks residency the pupils' work will be developed by Brian into designs for postage stamps. These will be presented to all children at the school.
Regional Print Centre Coordinator, Steffan Jones-Hughes, said, “This a fantastic opportunity for young people in Wrexham to have first hand experience of working with an International Contemporary Artist. Brian's work is shown all over the world, in America, Africa, and across Europe. The young people at the school have responded well and it looks as though we are going to be seeing some very exciting and thought provoking stamps on letters from Wrexham in the coming months.”
More information and photos on Regional Print Centre's Facebook.
The residency will conclude with a launch party at the school and an exhibition at the Memorial Gallery, Yale College 17-21st May 2010.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of Yale College, Wrexham, Arts Council of Wales and Arts Connection.
‘Get Dring Mobile’ - Brian has donated a ‘Pin-up’ print (no.1 of 33) to the ‘Get Dring Mobile’ charity auction, which will be taking place at the Paintworks, Bath Rd., Bristol, on Thursday 15th October 2009. One of a large number of pieces donated by many of Britain's top urban, street, and Pop artists, the works can be viewed on line at Dreweatts and at art-el.co.uk. Bidding can be made in person or live online at the saleroom.com on the evening, commission bids will be taken with valid credit/debit card details prior to the event. If you wish to make a commission bid and to register for bidding please contact the GDM team on 07789 971 273 or e-mail .
‘Memory Of The Future’… Grapheion's Yearbook has just been published, containing text pieces (by 46 artists from 22 countries), looking 20 years into the future, and addressing how artists see art and printmaking developing over the next two decades. Conceived and edited by Richard Noyce, it features Brian's ‘In The Future’ poem and two of his recent images. Copies can be ordered from Grapheion by
Brian has completed cover & labels artwork for a split 7” single by 3oh!3 and InnerPartySystem; a vinyl-only release in a strict Limited Edition of 1000, copies can be ordered from Photo Finish Records.
‘69’ at the Wilder Gallery: This new Bristol gallery opens on the 10th March 2009 and the title of the opening show is ‘69’, primarily because 10th March happens to fall on the 69th day of the year; very fitting is that 10% of profits will be donated to The Terence Higgins Trust who are supporting the first show. Brian's series of three nude paintings will be showing at this exhibition, which is curated by Art-el. For further information go to Art-el
‘Honour Thy Labels and Thy Plastic’ : 2nd of the ‘Bent Commandments’ series by everyone's favourite bill posteress, dr.d; this can now be seen outside the ‘MuTate’ show. The exhibition is being held at the Behind the Shutters Gallery, Cordy House, 87-95 Curtain Rd., London EC2, every Fri/Sat/Sun from 21 November 1.30pm - 10pm. On show is a veritable cornucopia of paintings, installations, films, prints, performance and interactive media from dr.d, Inkie, Paul Insect, Remi, Shepard Fairey (Obey), members of the Mutoid Waste Company, plus many, many more.
After consulting with groups of children from Foyle View and Green Hall schools in L'Derry, the working title of ‘The Equality Project’ has now been replaced with the final title of ‘All Together Now’. The works produced will be shown at the exhibition of the same title, which opens on Thurs 11th December at the Void's Community Gallery, Patrick St., L'Derry.
‘The Equality Project’: this is the working title of a project the artist has undertaken for the Cresco Trust's ‘Stravanganza’ events. Taking place in L'Derry in November and December, the artist will be conducting a series of workshops with a group of abled and disabled children. They will be producing a series of prints and postage stamps on the theme of Equality, which will be shown at Void's Community Gallery in December. The final title for this project will be chosen by the children during the course of the workshops.
‘Open & Shut’, The Mercy Centre Appeal: three A3 sketchbooks were filled with original artworks by some of the best known names from the contemporary and urban art scenes. These are now up for grabs via tickets and an auction, which are running on eBay. All three auctions have commenced and we hope to raise as much money as possible for this fantastic charity over the course of the next 30 days. Clicking on any of the three following links will take you to the appropriate raffle on eBay.
Open & Shut Book 1 - Raffle
Open & Shut Book 2 - Raffle
Open & Shut Book 3 - Auction
Mercy Centre Appeal: Due to the untimely demise of the Leonard Street Gallery (London), the Mercy Centre (Thai-based charity) were owed a considerable amount of money. But, art has come to the rescue. For the past few months, three A3-sized sketch books have been criss-crossing Britain, as 21 invited artists produced 2 designs each for one of the three books. Two of these books are to be auctioned, with the third being raffled. To find-out how to get your hands on one of these unique collections of original artworks (by Brian Jones, Mau Mau, Nick Walker, Beejoir and many others) simply follow this link.
The artist has been invited to write a piece on the ‘future of printmaking and art’ for a special feature by Richard Noyce; this will appear in early 2009 in the Grapheion yearbook, and will also carry a couple of Jones' recent works.
Work has started on a short animation collaboration, which is based on an old Welsh legend. A slow but steady project, it is hoped that the film will be completed by Spring 2009; a well-known film star has agreed to do the narration (in English and Welsh). Keep watching this space for updates.
Brian has been invited to exhibit as part of the ‘Emporium’ exhibition in October, which is in aid of the Penny Brohn Cancer charity. The show is open to the public on 4th and 5th October at the former Ham Green hospital in Pill; others showing include Banksy and HRH Prince of Wales, so they will be in good company!
Welsh Art Now magazine have asked Brian for his take on ‘Welsh money’ for their first issue (out in August), in response to the news that Llandovery, Llandeilo and Lampeter will be introducing their own local currencies this year.
Brian has been asked to contribute to ‘Stuck-up Piece of Crap - a selected history of stickers, from Punk Rock to Contemporary Art’ - an ambitious book, to be published in America, that will chronicle the development of stickers from Punk, through skate culture, techno/rave and up to the contemporary street art of today.
Brian has been invited to exhibit at the ‘Babylon Academy’ group show which opens on 12th June at the Kunsthaus Tacheles in Berlin. Others showing include dr.d, Mau Mau, Jason Atomic, Goldie and more.
Clicking his heels: Jones' ‘Blairman Mao’, ‘The Idiot Son’ and ‘Shoulder To Shoulder’ postage stamps are currently showing in the ‘Perforated’ show at the Percolator in Kansas city. Home Toto home!
The highly successful ‘Agitpop 1968 - 2008’ exhibition at the London Print Studios has been extended due to public demand, and will now run until the end of June 2008.
‘Cards Of Art’: Brian has been invited to design five baseball cards for the COA project; these works will be originals with the proceeds going to a Canadian childrens' charity. In Brian's words “When kids and charity are mentioned in the same sentence, how could I refuse?”
‘Brighton Rocks’ solo exhibition by Brian Jones featuring over twenty five new paintings which question the notions of ‘Britishness’ and cultural colonialism. Showing at Brighton’s hiptastic O Contemporary Gallery, 80 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, the show is open to the public from Sat 15th March and runs to Sunday 13th (inclusive). We’re told that on the opening night (Fri 14th), the artist plans a £10,000 giveaway, as the first 50 invited guests will each receive a Special Limited Edition goody bag worth over £200.
Jonesy goes to Berlin: Brian has been invited to show at the ‘Babylon Academy’ group show at the Tascheles Gallery, Berlin. Other artists include the lovely Dr.D, Jason Atomic, Goldie, Louis Haze and more. Further information to follow.
‘Agitpop 1968-2008’ is now showing at the London Print Studio, celebrating 40 years of revolt and political comment. Featuring Brian Jones’ acclaimed ‘Blairman Mao’, this show also cantains works by Adbusters, Jamie Reid, James Cauty and more. Runs until 29th March 2008, this show can be seen at London Print Studios, 425 Harrow Road, London.
Brian will be showing three works at Apart's Toyota-sponsored ‘Love Will Bring Us Apart Again’, which shows at the Scion Installation LA, Culver City, California from 16th February to 8th March inclusive.
Several of Jones’ works are showing in the first ever Western Pop Art exhibition at Singapore’s Collectors Contemporary Gallery. The show runs until 3rd February; Brian’s works can be found directly opposite those of Robert Indiana.
Jonesy Goes to Hollywood: Carmichael Gallery, West Hollywood, have selected several of Brian’s works for their “Outside/ Inside” show, which runs from 16th February to 9th March 2008. Also featured are works by Adam Koukoudakis, Jef Aerosol, Pam Glew and more.
March: Brighton’s O Contemporary gallery will be hosting Jones’ solo show; he is currently working on a new series of paintings. Keep watching this space for further news on this.
January 08: original and print works by Jones will be shown at the London Art Fair.
December 07 sees Jones exhibit at Art-el’s ‘12 Days of Christmas’ show, which brings together the works of 40 of Britain’s most controversial artists. For this exhibition, Brian will be releasing a new print titled ‘The Rickenbacker Venus’ which is in a strict Limited Edition of just nine. The show runs from 7th – 22nd December (inclusive) at the Old Bridewell, Nelson Street, Broadmead, Bristol. For further information go to 12 Days of Christmas
Tom Tom Gallery, London: Thursday 19th July sees the opening of a joint show at the Tom Tom Gallery, featuring new works by Brian Jones, Dr.D, Jason Atomic and Louis Haze. The gallery is at 42 New Compton Street, London WC2H 8DA (nearest tube Tottenham Court Road) and is situated to the rear of Centre Point. Tom Tom is now under new management and is a gallery to watch in the heart of the West End. For details of opening times, call +44 (0)207 240 7909.
Seditionaries Limited have published two new Brian Jones Limited Editions (in very small numbers); these will be premiered at the above exhibition, so get yourself along there before they are all SOLD OUT!
Big In Beijing: China-based Fantasy Art magazine will be featuring the cutting-edge and irreverent works of Brian Jones in their next action-packed issue.
Art-el online: stockists of works by Brian Jones (and the lovely Dr. D), this new online gallery are now accepting names for their mailing list; to be kept updated on the best of what's happening, simply go to www.art-el.co.uk and tell them that Brian sent you!
Brian Jones' works can now be bought at the newly constituted Union Gallery; for further details, check the links page on this site, or visit their website.
‘Where Can I Get This?’ EP : Brian Jones has designed the cover artwork for Dada Disc's debut release, a hot pink 10" Ltd. Edition (of 500) EP, featuring tracks by Gene Serene v Matt Catt, Gob$au$age, the Playmokills and Q'ayin. Brian has also designed the ‘Dada Flower’ which is the new logo for Dada Discs. To find out where you can get it, go to Dada Discs.
Now at OPUS : the Opus Gallery in Newcastle-upon-Brown are now stocking a range of cool Brian Jones prints; to see what they have, go to their website or call +44 (0)191 242 8060 and demand to see the goodies.
O Contemporary Gallery in Brighton now have a range of original Brian Jones works for sale; to view available pieces, go to their website.
Wrexham Print International: Brian's ‘3 x Truth’ trilingual print is showing as part of the Wrexham Print International, which will be touring the (dis)UK throughout 2007.
Acquired: The Arts Council (of Great Britain) have added Jones' ‘Blairman Mao’ to their permanent collection following its tour of the Far East and Africa as part of the hugely successful ‘Upfront and Personal: Three Decades of UK Political Graphics’ exhibition. With one also hanging in the British Houses of Parliament, he may be gone, but he is certainly not forgotten.
‘The Boy King’ has been selected for the ‘One Love’ football exhibition at the Lowry Gallery, Manchester. This show runs from 2nd December 2006 to 25th March 2007.
Five of Jones' prints have been selected to appear in the ‘Prints of Wales’ exhibition to be held at the Belger Arts Centre, Kansas City, USA. This show opens on 2nd March and runs through until 4th May 2007.
Seditionaries Ltd. present ‘rude and ill-bred’, which opens to the public on Friday 27th October at Brighton's poptastic, Hotel Pelirocco. A joint show (with dr.d) which will see many new paintings, collages and prints revealed, and available for sale. This exhibition runs until Thursday 7th December 2006.
Sheridans Solicitors and Eddie Lock present ‘Artistic Integrity’ for one night only on Thursday 19th October 2006. A selection of fine works made available from the most prolific, cutting edge and controversial artists of our generation including: Jamie Reid, James Cauty, Banksy, Brian Jones, Eelus, Andy Warhol, Pietro Psaier and Edward The…"
One in a hundred: The Apart Gallery, Portobello Road (London) present Johnny Deluxe's ‘100 Punks&rsquo as their closing show. Featuring 100 photobooth photographs taken between '76-'84, this exhibition has a ‘particularly posy&rsquo picture of Brian (aged 16) amongst the enlarged exhibits.
Ocontemporary (Brighton) will be presenting several works by Brian Jones at this years ‘Affordable Art Fair&rsquo, which will be held in Battersea, London around mid-October. Check press for details.
Myspaz: there is now an official Brian Jones page on myspace. To view this, go to Brian's MySpace where you can read artist blogs, and keep up with all the latest news.
‘I Can Do Anything’ the latest CD single by electroclash diva Gene Serene is OUT NOW on Org Records. This release features five killer tracks, and front cover artwork by Jones. To order your copy, go to organart.com
The Kevs debut CD single ‘The Very Ropey Demo EP’ is now released on Kevs Discs. This release features cover artwork by Brian Jones and Alfie Strong, and looks set to become a collectors item. To order your copy, Joe Larmour-Jones or go to The Kevs MySpace and say ‘Brian sent me’!
‘Shumen Biennial’ invited Brian Jones to exhibit three prints and a text piece (‘Bulgarian Misadventures’ - this will appear in the Wordsmith section of this site in the near future), in Shumen, Bulgaria. This show can also be viewed throughout July and August.
‘Available Art 4’ will be showing recent Jones pieces in Krakow, Poland, throughout July and August.
The Blacksmoke Organisation, in association with Greenpeace, have asked Jones to produce an image for their ‘Danger Global Warming’ project.
33PM have published a set of three special postage stamps, featuring Brian Jones' ‘Blairman Mao’, ‘The Idiot Son’, and ‘Shoulder To Shoulder’ images.
The artist has been invited to exhibit at the Kansas City Graphics Conference in 2007; watch this space for updates.
Capital Show: Brian Jones' ‘iCons’ exhibition will be showing at the ultrafuckingcool Capsule space in Cardiff in November. His first solo show in the Welsh capital will feature 20+ works, and opens 3rd November 2005 for one month.
The artist has been invited to exhibit as part of the Harlech Biennale '05.
Music-related: in a follow-up to his recent Bulgarian jaunt, Jones has started a series of graphics for Sofia-based ‘progressive punk’ band, KPD-0.
In The Can: during his August '05 visit to Scotland, Jones recorded three spoken-word pieces, as part of a collaboration, with painter and experimental electronic artist, David Liddell. Both are former members of artnoisemayhem band, the Stoges. This collaboration marks the first time that Jones has ever recorded any of his wordsmith works.
New Pop Subverts Village Show: Brian Jones, in association with Art Monkeys, will be showing at this years' Llanfechain Village Show (Wales). “In many ways, it's more important to be seen in unexpected provincial settings rather than in the cities; plus it's an opportunity to subvert the local gentry!”.
Brian Jones shows in (dis)UK Parliament! ‘Blairman Mao’ inside seat of British government: as of 27.6.05, a framed copy of this print is now hanging inside the House of Commons (London), showing daily in the official Westminster Office of an elected British MP.
‘Your Planet...’ has been selected for the Qube Open, to show at Qube Gallery, Oswestry, from 8.9.05 - 10.9.05.
‘Your Planet...’ and ‘3 x Truth’ lithographs, both produced during Jones' ‘Satori Of Sofia’ , have been added to the collections of the Bulgarian British Council, the Art Alley Gallery (Sofia), Yale College, and Wales Art International (Cardiff, Wales)
‘Wales at Lessedra’ - four Brian Jones prints showed in the National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria, alongside artists of the Regional print Centre (Wrexham), and from across Wales. Jones also spent two weeks the city, representing Wales as a visiting artist, and exploring the underbelly of Sofia culture.
According to The County Times (Wales), Brian Jones is “Widely acclaimed as one of the most important figures in new British art.....”. According to a Sky journalist, his name is now being uttered during random ‘art’ conversations in Hoxton bars. The thick plottens nicely.
‘Bush & Blair’ miniature screenprints: a pair of these were purchased by the Chief Executive of a British political party.
‘The Boy King’ - a copy of this work has found its way to a Premiership manager. In all news items, strict client confidentiality prevents disclosure of any/all names.
Brian Jones has been invited to represent Wales in Bulgaria in Summer 05. He will be hanging (and showing at) the ‘Wales at Lessedra Annual 05’ exhibition, at the National Palace of Culture. He then travels to Plovdiv Lithographic Studios, to produce three new editions.
‘iCons’, 3 April – 1 May, Great Oak Gallery, Llanidloes, Wales. There will be a 'Landing Party' to close the exhibition on 30 April, 8.30pm - 1am.
Print International 05 have selected Jones’ ‘Wanted Warhol’ for their exhibition. This opens in the Memorial Gallery & Arts Centre, Wrexham in January 2005, before touring for a year.
The Eyestorm Gallery have selected Jones’ ‘Madollar’ print for a group show of the Britart artists. 2nd Dec ‘04 - 11th Jan ‘05, Eyestorm Gallery, Warwick.
‘Process’ plus three : the ‘Process’ touring show ran at Liverpool Art School from 7th. – 21st. December 2004. This show features 5 small and 3 large Brian Jones screen prints.
Brian Jones painting STOLEN! : a 4ft x 3ft original oil on canvas, was stolen from a car in Chester, (dis)UK, on Sunday 10th October 2004.
A semi-abstract landscape, titled ‘Mother Earth’, the painting was a gift to the artist’s (now deceased) father, so has sentimental, as well as cash value.
Anyone with information leading to its safe recovery, will be rewarded with over £1,000 worth of signed Jones prints, and should contact email@example.com
Keeping The Faith : Brian Jones was one of the mainstage DJs, for the first ‘Workhouse Festival / Gwyl Gweithdy’, in Llanfyllin, mid-Wales (18/9/04), where he played a special ‘bi-lingual’ set. This followed the famed ‘Mod set’ at Blackpool Bob’s, and the ‘Funky SouleDub Electroclash’ sets of recent mid-Wales parties. To hear Brian Jones’ ‘Rock‘n’RolleDub’ set, go to Artbeatz website
The Royal Society of Birmingham Artists have selected Jones’ ‘Blairman Mao’ and ‘The Idiot Son’ pieces for their ‘Contemporary Printmakers’ exhibition, showing at the RBSA Gallery, Brook St., Birmingham, UK, until 2nd October 2004.
New Pop Art meets 60's Pop Art, at London's Britart Gallery in September 2004.
This group show features works by Andy Warhol, Richard Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein, Peter Blake, and three works by Brian Jones.
Showing until 5th October, ‘Pop Art’ group show, Britart Gallery, 18 Maddox St., London W1 1PL www.britart.com
Brian Jones’ ‘Wanted Warhol’ print (‘Wanted Dead or Alive for Crimes Against Art’), is suitably hung next to Andy Warhol’s ‘Lenin’, in this ‘Pop Art’ show.
‘Process’ group show, is at Ruthin Festival of Contemporary Art and Light (Focal), from 28th July to 25th September 2004. All prints are postcard sized; the show features five Brian Jones works. Keep checking this page for exhibition tour dates.
‘SY11’ monthly magazine have just run a feature on Brian Jones, and his ‘New Pop’ works.
The V & A, London, have recently acquired two Brian Jones works for their permanent collection.
BabyTeeth Records have just released the debut double A side single by Gene Serene. Jones designed all artwork and layout for sleeve, and labels. The electroclash 7” single is a Ltd. Edition pressing of only 500 copies on white vinyl, and looks set to become a collectable of the future. To order a copy, go to www.geneserene.co.uk
In addition to being available via the sales pages on this official site, selective Brian Jones’ prints are now available at www.britart.com
With the success of the recent ‘Pax Britannica’ anti-war exhibition still fresh in the nostrils, the Limited Edition (of 100) ‘Pax Britannica’ artist’s boxes are almost sold-out. Featuring 29 works signed by the contributing artists, including Brian Jones, Sir Anthony Caro, Banksy, Richard Hamilton, Jimmy Cauty, Jamie Reid, and others, these boxes have already doubled in value since they were first issued in Spring 04.
To secure one of the last sets available, go to www.aquariumgallery.co.uk