Energy and Notion

Energy and Notion project tells the story of changing energy in Wales through the affected communities.

Coal had a massive influence in Wales’ development from the 19th Century. Energy continues to have a profound effect upon the physical and social landscape in Wales.

The Energy+Notion project was funded by Arts Council Wales and Vatennfall in 2016.

The imagery was featured in The Guardian – see article here

Flyer from the Installation – above.  The flyer features a friend that I made during the project’s development, Owen Tucker.  Owen was one of the first on the scene during the Six Bells disaster of 1960 that killed 45. Sadly Owen died last year 2019.

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

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.