Gareth Wyn Jones 1952 - 2019

Born in Bangor in 1952, and raised in Dolgellau, Gareth worked as a printmaker based in the historically fascinating medieval Welsh farmhouse of Gwanas Fawr near Dolgellau.

In the seventies following graduation he worked as a graphic designer for the University of Wales in Cardiff. In the eighties he graduated as a social worker and worked as a manager in a residential home for adults with a learning disability.

From the 70's, Gareth was producing original unique prints of landscapes, industrial relics and figurative work. The work included hand made black and white photographs (darkroom) as well as colourful collage block prints, mono prints, screen prints paper stencil prints and woodcuts.

Over the past few decades he was involved in a variety of printmaking endeavours. His work can be found in public and private collections in Wales, Scotland, England, France, Cuba, Canada, USA and The West Indies. He has exhibited his work in a number of these countries.

In the 1990s Gareth worked as a lecturer, in printmaking and photography at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica. On his return to Wales he ran a series of art sessions, funded through social services, designed to provide an enabling environment for people with disabilities. During his time in Scotland he worked with prisoners and young offenders.

After returning to Wales Gareth ran print workshops on a regular basis at a residential school for young people with learning disabilities. He was also registered with the Gwynedd and Anglesey Schools Arts Agency as an 'Artist in Schools' and was always available to run print workshops.

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