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BA Joint Honours (London) Art History and Italian, MA (Wales) Visual Art, PhD by Portfolio (Glamorgan).


Contact: Please address all correspondence to:

Ceri Thomas – Curator,

Faculty of Creative Industries,

Dyffryn building (D35),

University of Glamorgan,



CF37 1DL.


Curator of the university’s public art gallery, Oriel y Bont, located in Ty Crawshay, Treforest campus, Pontypridd.

Curator of the University of South Wales Art Collection Museum (formerly University of Glamorgan Art Collection Museum). Artworks located on Treforest and Lower and Upper Glyn Taf campuses, Pontypridd, and at Caerleon campus.


Ceri Thomas, Branching Out: drawings and paintings by Ernest Zobole, drawings and sculptures by Robert Thomas (Pontypridd: University of Glamorgan 2002)

Kirstine Brander Dunthorne (ed), Drawn From Wales: a School of Art in Swansea 1853-2003 (Cardiff: Welsh Academic Press 2003), a chapter by Ceri Thomas ‘From School of Art and Crafts to College of Art: inside and out’ and artist interviews

Ceri Thomas, Ernest Zobole and Ystrad (Pontypridd: University of Glamorgan 2004)

Ceri Thomas, Ernest Zobole: a retrospective (Pontypridd: University of Glamorgan 2004)

Christine Kinsey and Ceridwen Lloyd Morgan (eds), Imaging the Imagination: an exploration of the relationship between the image and the word in the art of Wales (Llandysul: Gomer 2005), a chapter by Ceri Thomas ‘Ernest Zobole, Painter (1927-99): Out of and into the Blue’

Ceri Thomas, Ernest Zobole: a life in art (Bridgend: Seren 2007)

Ceri Thomas, Mapping the Welsh Group at 60 (s.l. [Penpont]: The Welsh Group 2008)

Ceri Thomas, Mapio’r Grwp Cymreig yn 60 (s.l. [Penpont]: Y Grwp Cymreig 2008)

Tony Curtis (ed), Following Petra: A Celebration of Seventy Years of the Contemporary Art Society of Wales (Cardiff: Contemporary Art Society of Wales 2008), a chapter by Ceri Thomas ‘Ernest Zobole and his contemporaries’

Ceri Thomas (ed and co-writer), Ken Elias: Thin Partitions (Bridgend: Seren 2009)

Ceri Thomas, Tiffany Oben and Julie Matthews, Joan Baker: a retrospective – 65 years of painting since 1944 (Pontypridd: University of Glamorgan 2009)

Barrie Maskell and Ceri Thomas, Twelve / 56: 12 artists in 1956 Wales and beyond (Pontypridd: University of Glamorgan 2012)

Ceri Thomas, Bryn Richards: a retrospective – 75 years of painting since 1937 (Cardiff and Pontypridd: Picorama and University of Glamorgan 2012)

Tony Curtis, Ray Howard-Jones (1903-96): a retrospective (Treforest, Pontypridd: University of South Wales 2013), a foreword by Ceri Thomas ‘Ray Howard-Jones, an artist of and for Wales’

Ceri Thomas, In Our Own Image? A Century of Imaging of and in South Wales: 1910-2013 (Treforest, Pontypridd: University of South Wales 2014)

Ceri Thomas (ed and co-writer), Alan Salisbury: a retrospective (Treforest, Pontypridd: University of South Wales 2015)


The visual culture of south Wales since 1910.

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