Message from Anne Price-Owen, DJS Director:
'It is with great regret that I announce the death of one of the most loyal and faithful, and a founding member of the DJS: Derek Shiel died peacefully in St Mary's Hospital early this morning.
As most of you know, in his latter years Derek was afflicted with Parkinson's Disease which, although it severely restricted his mobility, had little affect of his enjoyment of hearing about David Jones events. Even though the last Conference he was able to attend was in Oxford in 2014, he actually spoke at Ditching Museum the following year, and continued to take a vigorous interest in all subsequent David Jones events, including the International Conference at York last year, and the commemoration of DJ's war years in March this year.
All people who admire and who are seriously interested in David Jones will value Derek's wonderful contribution to spreading the word about David Jones.'
Wikipedia entry on Derek Shiel: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Shiel
Website about his project, 'Sculpted Sound': www.sculptedsound.com
Bibliography of works about David Jones:
Shiel, Derek and Jonathan Miles. David Jones: The Maker Unmade. London: Seren, 1995.
Jones, David. Ten Letters to two young artists working in Italy, Juliet Wood and Richard Shirley Smith. Edited by Derek Shiel. London: Agenda Editions, 1996.
Shiel, Derek. 'David Jones: Making Space for the Warring Factions'. David Jones: Diversity in Unity: Studies in Literary and Visual Art. Edited by Belunda Humphries and Anne Price-Owen. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2000.
Shiel, Derek. 'Why and How David Jones Became a Poet'. David Jones: Artist and Poet. Flashpoint Web Issue 13 (Spring, 2010), www.flashpointmag.com/shieljones.htm, accessed 15 July 2017.
In Search of David Jones: Artist, Soldier, Poet (2008), Derek Shiel, The David Jones Society
David Jones Between the Wars: The Years of Achievement (2012), Derek Shiel and Adam Alive, The David Jones Society.
David Jones: Innovation and Consolidation (2015), Derek Shiel.