11 Nov

Cân Elenydd

So proud to have been part of:

Sianed Jones’s Cân Elenydd

Composer, musician and director Sianed Jones
Artists Jacob Whittaker, Mary Lloyd Jones and Maria Hayes
And featuring musician Jordan Price Williams (voice and cello)
This song cycle video art collaboration was broadcast on S4C
Sunday 8th November at 14:35
Wednesday 11th November at 22.30
Cân Elenydd conjures a family mythology forged across three generations.. a handbag is found filled with first world war letters.. a sister Dilys Lewis writes to her brother Dai Lewis in the trenches.. a mystery Mr J.R.Owen replies.. a daughter Mary Lloyd Jones paints and connects to the Devils Bridge landscape.. brothers Dai and Ardwyn Lewis carry a harp on their backs playing and singing to local communities.. an artist Maria Hayes re-enacts a protective Swyn of love, joy and forgiveness rooted in the healing powers of a circle.. a granddaughter Sianed Jones weaves all the stories into song.
Mae Cân Elenydd yn datgelu mytholeg deuluol a asiwyd dros dair cenhedlaeth… darganfyddir bag llaw yn llawn llythyrau o’r rhyfel byd cyntaf…mae’r chwaer Dilys Lewis yn ysgrifennu at ei brawd Dai yn y ffosydd a daw ateb oddiwrth Mr J.R.Owen, anyhysbys… mae’r ferch Mary Lloyd Jones yn paentio ac yn cysylltu â thirwedd Pontarfynach…mae’r brodyr Dai ac Ardwyn Lewis yn cario telyn ar eu cefnau i ganu i bobl yr ardal…. mae Maria Hayes, arlunydd, yn ailddeddfu Swyn amddiffyn sy’n gwreiddio cariad, gorfoledd a maddeuant mewn cylch holliach…mae’r wyres Sianed Jones yn nyddu’r straeon ynghâd mewn cân.
Drawing to music

Cân Elenydd 2019

4 Apr

Coronavirus Bored Game

It is well known by now that there are only two ways to defeat the Coronavirus –


2. Set a Welsh Dragon onto it to slay it with fiery breath.


Hot off the press is my Coronavirus Bored Game. A simple game of chance for all the family.

Simply download the file, print out five pages, cut out the hand washing and dragon counters and play! Only £3 from the Download Shop.

Easy to follow instructions and fun tasks.



6 Jan

Cân Elenydd

Cân Elenydd 2019













This piece was made by responding in real time to Sianed Jones improvising on the viol and singing while Jake Whittaker documented the process. Part of a larger sonic and video installation, this piece was made at Small World Theatre in 2019 and is included in a new publication, Critical Moss – Art beyond the Bubble edited by Aldobranti.


Here is a short video of this piece in progress:



1 Dec

12 Days of Crisis

Just completed work on this collaborative video with composer and musician Neil Browning

12 Days of Crisis from Neil Browning and  Maria Hayes on Vimeo.

16 Oct

The Creative Process

Here are my notes on the creative process. Please feel free to use, but credit me.

Thanks! Diolch!

The Creative Process 2016

Performance drawing

After Hours at the Polestar Club 2013
ink on paper, performance drawing

24 May

Paid â Deud Walk a Mile 2018

Here is the new video I made with Jordan Price-Williams and Patrick Rimes.

21 Jul

Artist in Residence Musicfest Aberystwyth 2017

I am going to be drawing events at the MusicFest Aberystwyth 2017. If you are attending the festival and see me drawing, come and say hello.

The drawings will be on view at Aberystwyth Arts Centre and on line during and after the festival.


Artist in residence


22 Jun

Glaslyn Osprey Project – Artist in Residence 2016

I have been working at Glaslyn Osprey Visitors centre again, drawing from the live video feed. It is another fantastic season. Mrs G and Aran have successfully incubated, hatched and are rearing two chicks. We don’t know what gender they are yet – but the bets are on. Many of us think this time they are the same sex – but are they male or female? We won’t find out until they are ringed. In the meantime, I’ll keep drawing.

Mrs G turning the egg 2016 s Mrs G incubating and Aran on perch 2016 s Little Chick and egg 2016 s Mrs G feeding first chick 2016 s Mrs G feeding chicks 2016 s Mrs G and chicks 2016 s Mrs G with fish feeding chicks 2016 s Mrs G and Aran on the perch 2016 s Chicks at the edge of the nest 2016 s

22 Jun

Beyond The Border International Storytelling Festival

I will be artist in residence at Beyond the Border this year. In addition I will be doing two performances of stories, one on stage using traditional materials, one on the iPad.


22 Jun

MarKings Festival

I will be talking about drawing the Ospreys from the live video feed at MarKings illustration and performance festival and symposium. Organized by Central St Martins School of Art in collaboration with House of Illustration, London.

8-9 July 2016

4R and little WOs


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