Paul Jones

Job Role
Senior Lecturer in Fine Art


Paul is Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Fine Art. His specialist areas include performance art, video, photography, digital media, installation and critically engaged art practices. His collaborative projects include how artists visualise the Anthropocene and the exploration of obsolete analogue technologies as sites of memory. Together with exhibiting, writing and presenting at conferences, and facilitated workshops in Athens, Greece and Riga, Latvia, Paul leads in the curating of research-based gallery spaces at the Regent Street campus. His research focuses on the relationship between identity and territory, humour and art, post-conceptual art practices, and the episteme of artistic research. More recently, Paul’s research has engaged in the precarious pedagogies of teaching and learning in higher education art and design.


PhD, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth

MA University of Chester

BA (hon) Graphic Arts


  • Welsh Identity and Culture
  • Geo-Political Borders
  • The Episteme of Art Based Research
  • Art, Environment and the Anthropocene
  • Activism, Interventions and Relational Antagonism
  • The Absurd and Humour in Art Practice
  • Digital Media, Augmented/Virtual Reality in Art Practice
  • History, Social and Participatory Art Practices
  • Conceptual Art and Post-Conceptual Art
  • The Performative Nature of Photography and Video


PhD and MPhil Supervision


2020‘DOT DOT DASH’, in Leap into Action Companion: Critical Performative Pedagogies in Art and Design Education’ Peter Lang Publishing, New York.

2013 - ‘Cerbyd as Project’ In Numbers Publication, Published by BRG, 2013. ISBN 978-1-908452-42-9.

2010 - ‘Free For Arts Festival’, Catalogue. Collett, H, Macdonald L., Wheeler, A. (Curtaors & Ed).

2010 -Y Lle Celf Catalogue.

2009 -‘The Way We Are: A Museum of Now’, Anna E Smith (curator, Ed), Exhibition Catalogue, NXNW Arts Festival.

2008 - Y Lle Celf Catalogue 2008.

2005  ‘Small Town Kids’, Nick Hackworth & Iphegnia Baal, Dazed and Confused magazine, Vol 2, Issue#26, June.

2002 Red Lamp, Autumn/Winter (March-August) 2002, ISSN: 1328-6013.

Recent Exhibitons

2020 – Epona (on-line exhibition) Amgen Eisteddfod 2020.

2020 – Heterotopic Encounters, Undegun, Wrexham.

2019 – Pilot Hole Gallery, Wrexham.

2018 – Tiriogaeth y Ffin/Frontier Territory, (Solo Exhibition), Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth 2017 – Experimental Film Festival, Middlesbrough.

2017 – 4th World Congress of Psychogeography 2017, Huddersfield.

2017 – Listen to the Voice of Fire, Aberystwyth University, Wales.

2017 – Framing the Crisis, System Gallery, Newcastle.

2017 – Images of Wales, Oriel Ynys Môn, Anglesey.

2017 – Pound Shop Logic, Mayman & Jones, Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Wrexham.

2016 – Winnipeg Underground Film Festival (WUFF), Canada.

2016 – Visions at the Nunnery, Bow Arts, London.

2016 – 8MANA’s 63Hz, Eiger Studios, Leeds.

2016 – Summer of Love 2, Undegun Art Space.

2016 – Moving Minds, Oriel Sycharth, Wrexham.

2016 – Guardians of the Border, Oriel Wrexham Offsite Projects, Holt, Wrexham.

2015 – Carbon Meets Silicon (ITA15), Oriel Sycharth, Wrexham.

2015 – Adopt[ed] Slideshow, MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester.

2015 – Playing with Space, Live Art Development Agency, London.

2015 – DATAMOSH (Information Retrieval), part of the Collaborate! Exhibition Pre-opening event, Galeri 3B, Wrexham.

2015 – DATAMOSH, Oriel Wrecsam, Wrecsam.

2014 – National Eisteddfod of Wales, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire.

2014 – Unit(e), g39, Cardiff.