Exhibitions, Talks & Events

Ian has exhibited his artwork regularly in the UK.  He also talks a lot – either at Solva’s annual Edge Festival, St Davids’ Oriel y Parc venue or his own Haroldston House for the renowned ‘Fishy Tales’ evenings.

See below for a list of upcoming talks and exhibitions

Upcoming Events



Winter Exhibition

Fishguard Arts Society annual exhibition at Martha’s at Theatre Gwaun, Fishguard.

Ian will be showing 2 new pieces – more landscape-themed than previous black & whites: Pentre Ifan and Foel y Mwnt.

Thursday – Saturday throughout December 2020

11 am – 2 pm

There are full Covid precautions in Theatr Gwaun, to ensure the safety of all.

Everyone is welcome to an opening night on Thursday 2 December, 11am-2pm with mulled wine and mince pies.

Artists in Residence & Exhibition


'Suspended Collaboration'

The creation of a 3D installation by Maria Jones and Ian McDonald as part of their Residency at Oriel Y Parc Landscape Gallery in St Davids, Pembrokeshire.

Responding to people's thoughts and feelings about living or being in Pembrokeshire, Maria and Ian will collaborate in their first public artwork to create a large-scale, suspended porcelain sculpture that will be hung in the Tower Room of the gallery.

May 15 – June 15, 2020

Watch this space for details on how to participate in this piece #SuspendedCollaboration

Solva Edge Festival

As Director of Literature & Arts at the Solva Edge Festival, Ian curates the non-music events programme.  COVID permitting, he will be giving a talk on 'The Architecture of Performance' at the Community Clubhouse in Solva.

Solva Community Clubhouse (at the Festival Field), Saturday 31 July 2021


Art & Architecture Talk

July 31 2020

Fishy Tales 3

Ian and Maria – as Haroldston House – host a biennial event of storytelling, good company, wine and food in aid of a local charity.  The event coincides with Pembrokeshire Fish Week.  Places always sell out quickly – so to be added to the invitation list, please email stay@haroldstonhouse.co.uk

Charity Event



Autumn Exhibition, 2019

Group show, Fishguard Arts Society, Tregwynt Mansion, Pembrokeshire

TBC: ‘Capital Travels’, 2021

Oriel y Parc landscape gallery, St Davids

‘Myths and Legends of Wales’, 2017

Group show, Origin Dyfed artists’ collective, Carmarthen

TBC: ‘The Architecture of Performance’, 2021

Edge Festival, Solva, Pembrokeshire

Winter Show, 2014

Group show, Late November Gallery, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire

‘Vernacular Travels’, 2019

Oriel y P arc landscape gallery, St Davids

March exhibition, 2014

Monthly solo show in No. 35 Café gallery, Solva, Pembrokeshire

‘Architecture and Identity’, 2019

Edge Festival, Solva, Pembrokeshire

Drawing Biennale, 2011

Pencil-sketch entry for Oriel Q exhibition, Narberth, Pembrokeshire

‘Architecture and Literature’, 2018

Edge Festival, Solva, Pembrokeshire

‘Deck the Halls’, 2009

Group show, Tenby Museum and Gallery Christmas exhibition

‘Art Housing’, 2017

Oriel y Parc landscape gallery, St Davids

‘3 Solva Artists’, 2009

Joint exhibition, Oriel y Parc landscape gallery, St Davids

‘Architecture on the Edge’, 2017

Edge Festival, Solva, Pembrokeshire

‘Pembrokeshire through Different Eyes’, 2008

Joint exhibition, Coterie, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire

‘The Meaning of Diwali’, 2014

Crundale Community Centre, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire

‘Photo-Grafik’, 2007

Joint exhibition, St Davids Cathedral Cloister gallery

‘Circling the Square: How Japan Broke the Grid’, 2009

Raul Speek Gallery, Solva, Pembrokeshire

‘Extra-Ordinary!’, 2005

Rainbow Café gallery, Bristol

‘IndianAsia: How a Subcontinent Influenced a Continent’, 2008

Raul Speek Gallery, Solva, Pembrokeshire

Christmas exhibition, 2004

Polka Dot Gallery, Exeter

New architecture in Berlin, 2007

SPACE: Pembrokeshire architects’ group, Narberth, Pembrokeshire

‘One More than Five’, 2004

Group exhibition, Lauderdale House, Highgate, London

New architecture in India, 2006

SPACE: Pembrokeshire architects’ group, Narberth, Pembrokeshire

‘Pembrokeshire in Pencil’, 2004

Exhibition of pencil-line drawings in Oculus Gallery, Solva, Pembrokeshire

‘Indian Oceans’, 2014

Haroldston House, Solva, as part of Pembrokeshire Fish Week 2014

Winter exhibition, 2003

Little Strawberry Gallery, Bristol

Contact Ian if you would like him to speak at your event.