The Energy+Notion project tells the story of changes in the Welsh energy landscape.

Progressive photographic techniques were used to tell the story of energy change in Wales during the past century.

Energy was the central theme due to the enormous relevance it continues to have upon the physical and social landscape.

The story of change is being told by the people affected in the past and present; port communities, farmers, present-day and ex-coal workers, those involved in renewable energy and people from the affected communities, from all over Wales.

The project created environmental “talking portraits” (2.5-d parallax portraits) interwoven with energy landscapes, shot in time-lapse,  layered onto a soundtrack of interviews and environmental sounds.

The project has featured in The Guardian.


The result: a short (12 minute) “art-house” multi-media video: “Energy+Notion” that actively engages with communities and arts groups. The project was supported by curators at arts centres, cinemas and theatres across Wales

Project partners include:

The Arts Council of Wales

3GS Development Trust / Forsythia Youth Group

Rhigos Primary School

Aberdare Coliseum

Blackwood Miners Institute

Newbridge Memo

Parc and Dare, Treorchy

Pontardawe Arts centre

The “From Fort to Pitt to Port” project / Fusion Initiative

The project was produced & photographed  by Richard Jones

Additional editing and assistance by Chieko

Technical and video consultant, Andy Mees

Additional production partners;  Professor Nick Jenkins, School of Engineering (energy) Cardiff University, David Chamberlain, Arts Development Office at Blackwood Miners Institute, Angie Dickenson, Area Artistic Manager for Neath & Port Albot Theatres, Anne Hayes, Arts Development Officer for Rhondda Cynon Taff and Helen Harman, Arts Development Officer at Newbridge Memo.