- Clive Hicks-Jenkins
- The Book of Ystwyth
- The Temptations of Solitude
- The Mare's Tale
- Old Stile Press Bibliography
- Selected Bibliography
Critic Nicholas Usherwood has described the work of Clive Hicks-Jenkins as ‘reflective, expressive painting of the highest order’.
From a background as a choreographer and theatre director, Hicks-Jenkins has since the 1990s become increasingly well-known as a painter, producing exploratory sequences of works that embrace diverse subject-matter with a consistent and distinctive vision.
His paintings are now held in all the principal public collections in Wales and his artists’ books are in libraries worldwide; he is a Royal Cambrian Academician and an Honorary Fellow of Aberystwyth University.
Published by Grey Mare Press in association with Lund Humphries
|This book is the first to survey Clive Hicks-
Jenkins’ work as a whole, and is published in
celebration of the artist’s sixtieth birthday. Its wide-ranging
texts are written by poets, novelists and art
historians based in Britain and the USA. They address
themes inherent in Hicks-Jenkins’ different bodies of
work: sense of place; his theatrical ensembles created
from familiar objects; his sequence of huge drawings
inspired by the Welsh folk tradition of the Mari Lwyd;
his important series made in response to fragments
of a Tuscan altarpiece; stories of the miraculous; the
influence of theatre in the artist’s use of puppet-like
maquettes; the connections between his drawing and
choreography; his artist’s books; and his dialogues with
Robert Macdonald has written in Planet, ‘There are not many artists in Wales, or in Britain as a whole for that matter, whose art deals in a serious way with big issues. I believe that Clive’s painting does just that.’ The book will be welcomed by the artist’s growing following of supporters and by all those with an interest in figurative and narrative painting.
The Book of Ystwyth:
Six Poets on the Art of Clive Hicks-Jenkins
Published by Grey Mare Press in association with Carolina Wren Press and Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru
The National Library of Wales
or in USA from
some copies available from:
Newport Museum and Art Gallery
John Frost Square
Newport NP10 1PA
Tel 01633 840064
The Old Stile Press
e-mail Old Stile Press
- Simon Callow, Andrew Green, Rex Harley, Clive Hicks- Jenkins, Kathe Koja, Anita Mills, Montserrat Prat, Jacqueline Thalmann, Damian Walford Davies and Marly Youmans, Clive Hicks-Jenkins, Lund Humphries & Grey Mare Press, (2011) p.240
- Dave Bonta, Callum James, Andrea Selch, Catriona Urquhart, Damian Walford Davies, Marly Youmans, The Book Of Ystwyth - Six Poets on the Art of Clive Hicks-Jenkins, Carolina Wren Press and Grey Mare Press (2011), p.96
- Hugh Adams (ed), Re-Imaging Wales, Seren, Bridgend (2006)
- Roderic Dunnett, 'Clive Hicks-Jenkins in Cardiff', The British Art Journal, vol V, no 3 (2004), p.86
- Nicholas Cranfield, 'Re-interpreting tales from the desert', Church Times, 28 May 2004
- Roderic Dunnett, 'Clive Hicks-Jenkins: Prospects of Wales, Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff',
The Independant, 21 September 2004, Review p. 17.
- Shelagh Hourahane, 'Clive Hicks-Jenkins: The Temptations of Solitude', Planet (2004)
- Rex Harley, Seamus Heaney, Michael Tooby and Clive Hicks-Jenkins,The Temptations of Solitude:
Paintings by Clive Hicks-Jenkins, 56 pages with 14 colour plates and 9 line illustrations. Grey Mare Press, Cardiff 2004
- Hugh Adams, Imaging Wales: Contemporary Art in Context, Seren and Wales Arts International, Bridgend 2003
- Robert Macdonald, 'Clive Hicks-Jenkins and the Demon at the Gate'Planet, 151, February 2002, pp.50-6
- Martin Tinney, 'My Top 10' OneWales, 6, Autumn 2002, pp.46-8
- Alison C. Lloyd, 'Profile: Clive Hicks-Jenkins' Art Review, May 2001, p.48
- Rex Harley, 'Review: The Mare's Tale' Planet, 147, June/July 2001, pp.122-124
- Caroline Juler, 'Clive Hicks-Jenkins' Galleries, June 2001, p.26
- Andrew Prior, 'Clive Hicks-Jenkins: The Mare's Tale' Buzz, May 2001, p.10
- Tony Curtis, 'Private View' New Welsh Review, 53, Summer 2001, pp.100-102
- Rex Harley, 'Clive Hicks-Jenkins', Modern Painters, Summer 2001, p.104
- 'Dreaming Awake : Eight Artists from Wales', Terezín Memorial, Czech Republic 2001, 'Bdele Sneni : Osm umelcu z Walesu'
- Clive Hicks-Jenkins: The Mare's Tale, 36 pages, 16 illustrations, Newport Museum & Art Gallery 2001
- Feature in 'Double Yellow', BBC Wales, June 2001
- Dorothy A. Harrop, Frances McDowall, Nicolas McDowall, Peter Wakelin,The Old Stile Press in the twentieth century:
a bibliography 1979-1999, The Old Stile Press, Llandogo 2000.
- Radio interview in 'April is the Cruellest Month', BBC Radio Wales, 2 April 2000
- 'Revelations: the Processes of Making Art', Welsh Group, Cardiff (2000), pp.28-29
- Jeremy Greenwood, 'Review: The Affectionate Shepheard, with images by Clive Hicks-Jenkins'
Parenthesis, 2, September 1998, pp.22-23
- Emmanuel Cooper, 'Clive Hicks-Jenkins', Gay Times April 1996