Art and Industry


9 October – 14 December 2012


This exhibition features works from a local collection of 20th Century drawings and paintings principally by Welsh artists, depicting aspects of Industrial Wales from the work-face and workmen, to the societies which were forged by the copper, coal and iron industries. Art and Industry forms part of the celebrations to mark Glyndŵr University’s 125th anniversary as a centre of learning.


Works by Irene Bache, M. J. Boenisch, George Chapman, Howell Davies, Ray Evans, Tony Evans, Valerie Ganz, Glyn Griffiths, Josef Herman, Malcolm Hughes, Haydn Jones, Jack Jones, Stanley Lewis, George Little, Cavendish Morton, Ifor Pritchard, Will Roberts, Lawrence Rostern and Ernest Zobole.


An illustrated catalogue has been produced to accompany the exhibition priced at £5.99 (£3.99 students). Copies can be bought at the campus Bookshop or online by clicking here.


The exhibition was opened by The Rt. Hon. Rhodri Morgan.


Have a look at pictures from the Private View in our online gallery.

Will Roberts - Reading Room c.1960, Oil on board
Tony Evans - Father and Son, C.1975  Oil on Canvas 
Glyn Griffiths - Industrial Landscape with Allotments, c.1970 
Oil on board

Valerie Ganz - The Cage, c.1980s  Watercolour and charcoal on paper

George Little - Ynyscedwyn Colliery, 1959-60  Oil on canvas