“In the Art Tent one striking exhibit has been a film exploring the â€œdisturbing appealâ€ of the AK-47 of which 75 million have been produced to date and which cause a quarter of a million deaths each year. Gethin Wyn Jonesâ€™s lingering, close-up portrayal of the iconic weapon is a particularly simple but shocking study.”
MEIC BIRTWISTLE, Morning Star
“Returning to themes of war and peace, as similarly explored by Christine Mills, Gethin Wyn Jones offers a brave and honest pieceÂ Dim Teimlad Teimlo Popeth. Filmed as a â€˜luxurious goodsâ€™ commercial, these seductive close ups are of an AK-47 assault rifle, the most destructive of all guns sold globally, and responsible for an estimated quarter of a million deaths per year. AK-47s appear on national flags, video games and films, encouraging a continuation of their disturbing appeal among every generation. It is hard to walk away unaffected by these disturbing truths, all the more poignant at this festival of peace.
Morgan Griffithsâ€™ Dada-esque two-part large collage depicting different eras explores the fragmented interaction between history and the future. This way of thinking captures the essence of Gethin Wyn Jonesâ€™ piece: the confusion that comes with failing to look for or understand fragments as a whole, as global phenomena, like the arms trade, which affect us all.”
SARA RHOSLYN MOORE, Planet Magazine