Welsh women and their past, painted by Seren Morgan Jones

gallery/ten in Cardiff is presenting the first solo exhibition in Wales by Aberystwyth-born artist Seren Morgan Jones.

Llygaid Hanes / History’s Eyes is a collection of 12 new paintings documenting Welsh women from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The portraits depict fake constructs rather than actual bygone figures but are based on accurate evidence sought through researching historical archives across Wales. Traditions such as the personalisation of hats with black straw by female pit-face workers, to the pin-up preachers of the era, have offered Jones’ recent work a wealth of inspiration which has its roots firmly embedded in Welsh history.

You can find out more over at gallery-ten.co.uk.


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