Energy and Notion

The Energy and Notion project tells the story of energy in Wales and was funded by Arts Council Wales and Vatennfall in 2016.

Wales was considered the world’s first industrialized nation in the 19th century. Energy continues to have a profound effect upon the physical and social landscape in Wales.

The aim of the Energy and Notion project was to inform, educate and inspire conversations with-in society, and engage with communities, using an innovative audio-visual style.

Still sfrom the project featured in The Guardian 

Flyer from the Installation.

See installation below.

The Energy+Notion project was supported by curators at arts centres, cinemas and theatres across Wales, that included:

Aberdare Coliseum

Blackwood Miners Institute

Newbridge Memo

Parc and Dare, Treorchy

Pontardawe Arts Centre

The project engaged with primary schools, youth and community groups, including:

3GS Development Trust via The Forsythia Youth Project

The White Rose Centre

Rhigos Primary School

A small production grant was provided by the Arts Council of Wales, 2016.

Some project sponsorship kindly provided by Vattenfall

Richard Jones, photographer, energy+notion
Richard Jones, photographer, Energy+Notion

The project was produced & photographed and edited by Richard Jones.

Additional editing and digital assistance by Chieko

Technical and video consultation by Andy Mees

Additional partners and consultants included;  Professor Nick Jenkins-  School of Engineering (energy) Cardiff University, Dr Martin O’Neil – (School of Social Sciences) Cardiff University, David Chamberlain & Sharon Casey – Blackwood Miners Institute, Angie Dickenson – Area Artistic Manager for Neath & Port Albot Theatres, Anne Hayes – Arts Development Officer for Rhondda Cynon Taff , Helen Harman – Arts Development Officer at Newbridge Memo.