Exhibitions

Compiled from John Elwyn’s ledger recording exhibitions and supplemented by a myriad of exhibition catalogues. The number in brackets refers to the total works exhibited with the gallery / institution during that year.

In some cases the number indicates paintings deposited with his regular dealers for stock or inclusion in mixed shows.

Abbreviations

*

Solo or two person show

ACW

Arts Council of Wales

CASW

Contemporary Art Society for Wales

GV

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea

NAG

Newport Art Gallery

NLW

National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

NMW

National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

RI

Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour Annual Exhibition

SEA

Society for Education through Art: ‘Pictures for Welsh Schools’

1937-38

West of England Academy, Bristol ‘Portrait Drawings’

1942

National Eisteddfod of Wales, Cardigan

1944

National Eisteddfod of Wales, Llandybie [2]

1945

Cardiff NMW ‘Paintings by Contemporary Artists’ [2]

Welsh Federation of Music and Arts Societies, tour [1]

1946

Foyles Art Gallery, London ‘South Wales Art Society’ [1]

1947

Mansard Gallery, Heals, London ‘Contemporary Welsh Painting’

Royal College of Art, London ‘Diploma Exhibition’

Royal Academy of Art, London ‘RCA Students’ (also shown in Paris)

1948

New English Art Club, London [2]

Portsmouth Public Library ‘Portsmouth Art School Staff’ [4]

Royal Academy of Art, London ‘Former RCA Students’ [1]

1949

Royal Academy of Art, London ‘Summer Exhibition’ [2]

Paul Alexander Gallery, Notting Hill, London (with Jack Wright) [24] *

Southampton Art Gallery ‘Hampshire Art Society’ [2]

New English Art Club, London [1]

Paul Alexander Gallery Price List, 29 June to 25 July 1949

1950

National Eisteddfod of Wales, Caerphilly [3]

Leicester Galleries, London ‘Artists of Fame and Promise’ [2]

Bradford City Art Gallery ‘Annual Spring Exhibition’ [2]

Bladon Gallery, Hurstbourne Tarrant [2]

ACW/Cardiff NMW ‘CASW: Recent Purchases’ [1]

1951

National Eisteddfod of Wales, Llanrwst [3]

Royal Academy of Art, London ‘Summer Exhibition’ [1]

Mansard Gallery, Heals, London ‘The Portsmouth Group’ [4]

Paul Alexander Gallery, Notting Hill Gate, London [2]

Southampton Art Gallery ‘Wessex Artists’ [3]

Leicester Galleries, London ‘Artists of Fame and Promise’ [3]

ACW/NMW Cardiff ‘Contemporary Welsh Painting’ (GV) [1]

Bladon Gallery, Hurstbourne Tarrant [2]

Cumberland House Museum and Art Gallery, Southsea [2]

Cosham Art Group, Portsmouth [1]

Cardiff NMW ‘SEA’ [2]

‘South Wales Group’ (NAG, GV) [3]

Hereford Art Gallery

North Wales Group

1952

Royal Academy of Art, London ‘Summer Exhibition’ [1]

National Eisteddfod of Wales, Aberystwyth [2]

Leicester Galleries, London ‘Artists of Fame and Promise’ [2]

Bradford City Art Gallery ‘Annual Spring Exhibition’ [2]

Cardiff NMW ‘SEA’ (NAG, GV) [3]

ACW/Cardiff NMW ‘Thirty Welsh Paintings of Today’ tour [2]

St Anne’s College, Oxford [2]

ACW/NLW ‘The Artist in Wales: Contemporary Painting’ [3]

Bladon Gallery, Hurstbourne Tarrant [2]

South Wales Group (NAG)

1953

Leicester Galleries, London ‘Artists of Fame and Promise’ [2]

Bradford City Art Gallery ‘Annual Spring Exhibition’ [1]

Bladon Gallery, Hurstbourne Tarrant [2]

‘British Romantic Painting in the 20th Century’ (GV, NMW, NLW) [1]

Society for Education through Art (NMW, AG, Bangor UCNW, Wrexham PL) [1]

‘Coronation Exhibition’ (NMW, GV) [2]

Portsmouth Art Gallery ‘Hampshire Art Society’ [1]

Winchester College [7]

Football Association ‘Football and the Fine Arts’ London, Glasgow, &c. [1]

North Wales Group ‘1st Annual Exhibition’ (Bangor UCNW, Rhyl, Chester and Wrexham PL) [2]

Winchester Art Club [1]

South Wales Group (NMW, GV, NAG) [3]

1954

National Eisteddfod of Wales, Ystradgynlais [2]

Leicester Galleries, London ‘Artists of Fame and Promise’ [2]

Society for Education through Art (NMW) [2]

Bladon Gallery, Hurstbourne Tarrant [3]

Winchester College

North Wales Group (Bangor, Wrexham and Colwyn Bay) [3]

South Wales Group (NMW, GV and NAG) [1]

Arts Council Gallery, London ‘Thirty Welsh Paintings of Today’ [2]

1955

Society for Education through Art (NMW, GVAG, Wrexham PL) [3]

Leicester Galleries, London ‘Artists of Fame and Promise’ [2]

North Wales Group

South Wales Group (NMW, GV and NAG) [1]

Bladon Gallery, Hurstbourne Tarrant [2]

1956

National Eisteddfod of Wales, Aberdare [1]

Society for Education through Art (NMW, GV, Wrexham PL, Flintshire College, Connah’s Quay) [2]

South Wales Group (NMW, GV) [2]

Bladon Gallery, Hurstbourne Tarrant [2]

‘CASW: Recent Purchases’ ACW/NMW [1]

‘Contemporary Welsh Painting and Sculpture’ ACW/NMW [3]

AIA Galleries, London and Portmeirion, Gwynedd [2]

Howard Roberts Gallery, Cardiff [3]

‘Members Choice: lent by CASW members’ (NMW, Bangor UCNW, GV) [2]

1957

Royal Academy of Art, London ‘Summer Exhibition’ [2]

Art Exhibitions Bureau, Glasgow and the provinces [2]

Southampton Art Gallery

North Wales Group [1]

South Wales Group [1]

Howard Roberts Gallery, Cardiff ‘Wales through the Painter’s Eye’ [4]

Bladon Gallery, Hurstbourne Tarrant [2]

Leicester Galleries, London ‘Artists of Fame and Promise’ [2]

1958

Southampton Art Gallery

Leicester Galleries, London ‘Artists of Fame and Promise’ [2]

Society for Education through Art, NMW [1]

Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition [2]

Glasgow Institute of Fine Art [1]

Howard Roberts Gallery, Cardiff ‘Contemporary Welsh Painting’ [2]

‘Welsh Painting and Drawing’ (GV) [3]

Tyrrell and Green, Southampton ‘Painting Now’ [1]

1959

Leicester Galleries, London ‘Artists of Fame and Promise’ [2]

Bradford City Art Gallery ‘Annual Spring Exhibition’  [2]

NLW (with Vera Bassett, Mildred Eldridge, Leslie Moore, Powys Evans and John Petts) [12]

Howard Roberts Gallery, Cardiff [6]

New Art Centre, London [1]

Bladon Gallery, Hurstbourne Tarrant [1]

1960

Southampton Art Gallery [1]

Leicester Galleries, London ‘Artists of Fame and Promise’ [5]

Bradford City Art Gallery ‘Annual Spring Exhibition’  [1]

Bladon Gallery, Hurstbourne Tarrant [1]

Society for Education through Art, NMW [1]

Howard Roberts Gallery, Cardiff ‘Autumn Exhibition’ [8]

1961

Hereford Art Gallery ‘Modern Welsh Painters’ [3]

Hampshire Pictures for Schools [3]

Leicester Galleries, London ‘South Wales Group’ [2]

Society for Education through Art, NMW [2]

Howard Roberts Gallery Cardiff, ‘Aspects of Wales’ [10]

Cumberland House Museum and Art Gallery, Southsea ‘Four Hampshire Painters’ (Civic Centre, Southampton and School of Art, Salisbury) [10]

1962

Leicester Galleries, London ‘Artists of Fame and Promise’ [2]

Bradford City Art Gallery ‘Annual Spring Exhibition’ [1]

‘Welsh Painting and Sculpture’ (ACW/NMW, GV, NLW, Wrexham PL, Bangor UCNW) [3]

Howard Roberts Gallery, Cardiff ‘Autumn Exhibition’ [2]

Dillwyn Gallery, Swansea [3]

1963

Leicester Galleries, London ‘Gallery Group Exhibition’ [2]

Bradford City Art Gallery ‘Annual Spring Exhibition’ [1]

Bladon Gallery, Hurstbourne Tarrant [1]

Society for Education through Art, NMW [2]

‘Contemporary Art Society for Wales’ NMW [1]

Howard Roberts Gallery, Cardiff [4]

Dillwyn Gallery, Swansea

Clare College, Cambridge ‘Painting and Sculpture from Wales’ (Staffordshire University and Burslem Art School, Stoke-on-Trent) [2]

Keele University

1964

Society for Education through Art, NMW [2]

Winchester College ‘Winchester Art Club’ [6]

Bradford City Art Gallery ‘Annual Spring Exhibition’ [1]

Leicester Galleries, London ‘Annual Spring Exhibition’ [1]

Howard Roberts Gallery, Cardiff [1]

1965

Bradford City Art Gallery ‘Annual Spring Exhibition’ [1]

Leicester Galleries, London ‘Gallery Group Exhibition’ [1]

Royal Cambrian Academy ‘Centenary Exhibition 1865–1965’ [1]

Leicester Galleries, Cork Street, London [33] *

Catalogue of an Exhibition of Recent Paintings by John Elwyn at The Leicester Galleries, London 1965.

Howard Roberts Gallery, Cardiff ‘The Young and The Established’ [1]

Howard Roberts Gallery, Cardiff [45] *

Caiman Museum, Patagonia ‘100 Years of the Province of Chebut’ [1]

Jefferson Place Gallery, Washington DC [3]

John Elwyn at the Howard Roberts Gallery, Cardiff, October 1965

1966

National Eisteddfod of Wales, Aberafan [2]

Queen’s Square Gallery, Leeds ‘Five Artists from Wales’ [6]

Bradford City Art Gallery ‘Annual Spring Exhibition’ [1]

Bladon Gallery, Hurstbourne Tarrant [2]

Manchester City Art Gallery ‘Football: exhibition for the World Cup’ [1]

Leicester Galleries, London ‘Gallery Group Exhibition’ [2]

Ash Barn Gallery, Petersfield [2]

1967

Leicester Galleries, London ‘Gallery Group Exhibition’ [2]

Salisbury Arts Festival [1]

Breton Gallery, Sloane Street, London [3]

Romsey Art Club [1]

National Eisteddfod of Wales, Bala ‘Gold Medal Winners’ (Beaumaris and Barry) [3]

Atlantic College, St Donat’s, Glamorgan [2]

1968

Society for Education through Art, NMW [1]

Leicester Galleries, Cork Street, London [20] *

Ash Barn Gallery, Petersfield [2]

Bladon Gallery, Hurstbourne Tarrant [3]

Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paintings by John Elwyn at The Leicester Galleries, London 1968.

1969

ACW ‘Art in Wales: the 20th Century, the early years 1900–1956’ (touring) [1]

ACW, ‘Recording Wales, Chapels’ (touring) [1]

Howard Roberts Gallery, Cardiff ‘The Possessors: paintings in Welsh collections from the HR Gallery 1956–1969’ [3]

1970

National Eisteddfod of Wales, Ammanford

Winchester School of Art [31] *

Ash Barn Gallery, Petersfield [1]

Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paintings by John Elwyn, Winchester School of Art, 9 – 26 March 1970.

1971

Bladon Gallery, Hurstbourne Tarrant [6]

Ash Barn Gallery, Petersfield (with Susan French and Michael Fairclough) [20]

Winchester School of Art ‘International Art Week Exhibition’ [2]

1972

Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition [3]

Portsmouth City Art Gallery [2]

Albany Gallery, Cardiff [4]

Walker Gallery, Pwllheli [12]

St Peter Street Gallery, Canterbury [2]

Rotunda Gallery, London ‘Bertrand Russell Centenary Art Exhibition’ [1]

1973

National Eisteddfod of Wales, Ruthin [1]

Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition [1]

ACW/RNE ‘Welsh Portraits’ (Bangor UCNW and NLW) [1]

Guildford Galleries, Guildford ‘Works by Contemporary Artists’ [6]

Ash Barn Gallery, Petersfield [4]

Augustine Gallery, Holt, Norfolk ‘Summer Salon’ [2]

Winchester School of Art

Teeside Art Gallery ‘1st British International Drawing Biennale’ [1]

Albany Gallery, Cardiff ‘Summer Exhibition’ [5]

Tegfryn Gallery, Anglesey [10]

1974

Guildford Galleries, Guildford ‘Summer Exhibition’ [5]

Tegfryn Gallery, Anglesey [13]

Ash Barn Gallery, Petersfield [5]

Southampton University ‘Amnesty International’ [1]

Hiscock Gallery, Southsea [5]

Arts Council of Wales, Touring [2]

Charter Gallery, Godalming, Surrey [2]

1975

Albany Gallery, Cardiff [4]

Ash Barn Gallery, Petersfield [5]

Tegfryn Gallery, Anglesey [6]

Design and Craft Gallery, The Square, Winchester (with Garrick Palmer) [8]

1976

Aberystwyth NLW [42] *

Ash Barn Gallery, Petersfield [1]

Hiscock Gallery, Portsmouth [4]

Petersfield Art Club [1]

Tegfryn Gallery, Anglesey [14]

Catalogue of an Exhibition of Landscape Paintings by John Elwyn at The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 8 September – 9 October 1976.

1977

Albany Gallery, Cardiff [5]

Ash Barn Gallery, Petersfield

University of Wales, Cardiff (with Betty Blandino (ceramics) ‘Cardiff Festival of 20th Century Music’ [30] *

Tegfryn Gallery, Anglesey [50] *

RI, Mall Galleries, London [2]

Cardiff Festival of 20th Century Music, Two Exhibitions, John Elwyn and Betty Blandino, 7 – 18 March 1977.
John Elwyn with ceramicist Betty Blandino and Professor Alun Hoddinott, University of Wales, Cardiff, March 1977

1978

Tegfryn Gallery, Anglesey [4]

RI, Mall Galleries, London [3]

Hiscock Gallery, Portsmouth [3]

Ash Barn Gallery, Petersfield [9]

1979

Tegfryn Gallery, Anglesey

RI, Mall Galleries, London

Arun Art Centre [3]

Ash Barn Gallery, Petersfield ‘Paintings and Sculpture’ [3]

St Edmunds Arts Centre, Salisbury ‘Summer Exhibition’ [3]

Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno ‘The Native Land’ [1]

1980

Aberystwyth NLW [2]

Ash Barn Gallery, Petersfield [4]

Tegfryn Gallery, Anglesey [52] *

RI, Mall Galleries, London [5]

Oriel 700, Aberystwyth [3]

Guildhall Gallery, Winchester ‘RI Members’ [3]

Bill Toop Gallery, Salisbury [6]

Exhibition of works by John Elwyn at The Tegfryn Gallery, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, 5 – 28 September 1980.

1981

Aberystwyth NLW [3]

Ash Barn Gallery, Petersfield [4]

Tegfryn Gallery, Anglesey

RI, Mall Galleries, London [11]

Albany Gallery, Cardiff [2]

1982

National Eisteddfod of Wales, Swansea ‘Brogarwch’ [8]

Albany Gallery, Cardiff ‘Welsh Landscape in Oils’ [9]

Ash Barn Gallery, Petersfield [6]

Ruthin Arts Centre [2]

RI, Mall Galleries, London [6]

Mussellwhite Gallery, Southampton [3]

Royal Cambrian Academy of Art [2]

ACW Oriel, Cardiff ‘Christmas Show’ [3]

Mall Galleries, London ‘Hunting Group Finalists’ [1]

1983

RI, Mall Galleries, London [6]

Bill Toop Gallery, Salisbury [3]

Ash Barn Gallery, Petersfield [7]

Mid Cornwall Gallery, Biscoy Par [3]

Hayward Gallery, London ‘Landscape in Britain 1850–1950’ [1]

Workshop Gallery, Fishguard [6]

1984

National Eisteddfod of Wales, Lampeter [1]

Albany Gallery, Cardiff [4]

RI, Mall Galleries, London [6]

Workshop Gallery, Fishguard [6]

Mid Cornwall Gallery, Biscoy Par [4]

Ash Barn Gallery, Petersfield [6]

1985

Aberystwyth NLW [40] *

Cunningham-Knowler Gallery, Winchester [10]

Ash Barn Gallery, Petersfield [2]

Mid Cornwall Gallery, Biscoy Par [2]

Workshop Gallery, Fishguard [6]

RI, Mall Galleries, London [6]

1986

Workshop Gallery, Fishguard

Stour Gallery, Blandford, Dorset [3]

Baldwin Gallery, Clevedon, Bristol [3]

Winchester Red Cross [6]

RI, Mall Galleries, London [6]

Fry Art Museum, Seattle, USA [2]

FCA Gallery, Vancouver [2]

Ceri Richards Gallery, Swansea University [4]

1987

RI, Mall Galleries, London [4]

Workshop Gallery, Fishguard [2]

Penns Gallery, Eastbourne [3]

Winchester Red Cross [6]

Ceri Richards Gallery, Swansea University [2]

1988

RI, Mall Galleries, London [1]

Romsey Art Club [1]

Workshop Gallery, Fishguard [14]

Ceri Richards Gallery, Swansea University (with Tom Rathmell) [38] *

1989

National Eisteddfod of Wales, Llanrwst

Wintershall Gallery, Guildford [3]

Tegfryn Gallery, Anglesey

RI, Mall Galleries, London [4]

Workshop Gallery, Fishguard [10]

Attic Gallery, Swansea [5]

1990

Tegfryn Gallery, Anglesey

RI, Mall Galleries, London [6]

Workshop Gallery, Fishguard [18]

Ceri Richards Gallery, Swansea UniversityAttic Gallery, Swansea [15]

1991

RI, Mall Galleries, London [6]

Workshop Gallery, Fishguard [2]

Ceri Richards Gallery, Swansea

Attic Gallery, Swansea

Arlesford Gallery, Hampshire [4]

1992

National Eisteddfod of Wales, Aberystwyth

RI, Mall Galleries, London [6]

RI, Mall Galleries, London ‘The Discerning Eye’ [1]

Austin Desmond Fine Art, London ‘British Romantic Painting 1920–1960’ [1]

Workshop Gallery, Fishguard [10]

Attic Gallery, Swansea ‘Diverse Landscape’ (with Tessa Waite) [40] *

Arlesford Gallery, Hampshire [2]

1993

RI, Mall Galleries, London [6]

Workshop Gallery, Fishguard [5]

Attic Gallery, Swansea [4]

Arlesford Gallery, Hampshire [2]

Riverside Gallery, Crickhowell [6]

1994

RI, Mall Galleries, London [6]

Workshop Gallery, Fishguard [10]

Riverside Gallery. Crickhowell [2]

Blackstone Gallery, Newbury [2]

Attic Gallery, Swansea [2]

1995

RI, Mall Galleries, London [6]

Workshop Gallery, Fishguard

Rowley Gallery, Kensington Church Street, London [2]

Oriel Contemporary Art, Regent’s Park, London [2]

Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff [8]

Attic Gallery, Swansea [2]

Arlesford Gallery, Hampshire [3]

1996

RI, Mall Galleries, London [2]

Aberystwyth NLW (Retrospective) [126] *

University of Wales, Aberystwyth, School of Art ‘Life Class’ [95] *

Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff [7]

David Kitchen Gallery [1]

Attic Gallery, Swansea [5]

Arlesford Gallery, Hampshire [2]

Catalogue of an Exhibition of Drawings and Paintings from John Elwyn’s Life Class Portfolio 1936-1966 at The School of Art Museum and Galleries, Aberystwyth University 1996..

1997

RI, Mall Galleries, London

Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff ‘Winter Exhibition’ [1]

Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff ‘John Elwyn: Paintings 1945–1997’ [52] *

University of Wales, Gregynog ‘Music Festival Exhibition’ [48] *

Attic Gallery, Swansea [4]

Invitation for an Exhibition of Paintings 1940-1997 by John Elwyn at The Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff, 16 May – 7 June 1997.

1998

RI, Mall Galleries, London (posthumous)

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