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Stained Glass in Wales Launch

Building on the work of the Imaging the Bible in Wales Project, a new Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue was launched at Swansea Metropolitan University on 10 June 2011. A day forum with speakers including Anna Eavis (English Heritage/CVMA), Andrew Renton (National Museum Wales), Martin Crampin (University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies), Marilyn Griffiths and Alun Adams (both Swansea Metropilitan University) also included a visit to St Mary's Swansea, where Rodney Bender and Lisa Burkl spoke about their windows in the church.



John Martin: Heaven and Hell

The nineteenth-century painter John Martin produced some of the most striking biblical images of his day. His dramatic apocalyptic visions included subjects such as Belshazzar's Feast, and a series of pictures from Revelation.

The first major exhibition of his work in 40 years has been assembled at the Laing Art Gallery, showing there from 5 March–5 June 2011 before touring to Sheffield and London.


Stained Glass Window by Karl Parsons.

Celebrating Celtic Studios

A new book by the late Maurice Broady on the Swansea stained glass firm Celtic Studios was launched in December 2010. The book was brought to completion by his daughter Elspeth Broady and Alun Adams, and designed by former AHRC Project Artist, Researcher and Designer Martin Crampin

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The Sacred Made Real poster detail.

Biblical Art from Wales book launch

A book and DVD-ROM arising from the AHRC Imaging the Bible in Wales Project were launched at three events in June 2010. Biblical Art from Wales, edited by Martin O'Kane and John Morgan-Guy, contains contributions by seventeen authors, examining different aspects of biblical art in Wales. Including studies of artists including David Jones and John Petts; art in churches, chapels and synagogues, the book is fully illustrated in colour and beautifully designed by Olwen Fowler. A DVD-ROM produced for the project by Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible from Wales, contains a further eight themes arising from the AHRC Project and is included as part of the printed book.

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John Morgan-Guy and Martin O'Kane with Brynley Roberts and Rhodri Morgan.

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