A Glimpse of the School of Art Postgraduate Exhibition – Still open until 29th September 2021!

Our postgraduates are extremely proud to be able to present their exhibition to the public this autumn, given the difficult circumstances they had to work under due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They certainly deserve a huge ‘Congratulations!’.

If you would like to see the show, please book your (free) visit in advance here: soaexhibition.eventbrite.co.uk.

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“Inconvenient Objects”: Curating works from the School of Art Collection – School of Art Galleries – until 1st October 2021

This year’s student-curated exhibition at Aberystwyth University’s School of Art enters into wider dialogues around how museums deal with troublesome objects in their collections. It aims to make the challenges of museum display and interpretation transparent. Continue reading

17. (digital) German Talk – ‘Picture a Dog’-Exhibition at the School of Art Galleries

Dear German Talkers,

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the summer.

The good news is that our School of Art galleries are open to the public again. However, due to the ongoing situation, visits need to be booked in advance and visitor numbers have to be kept limited. You will find a link through which you can book your (free) visit below. Continue reading

Charly Browne and Eva Liss write about their AberForward Experience at the School of Art, Summer 2021

Week 1 and 2

Our first day consisted of observing in detail works from the Derbyshire Schools Library Service collection and writing down their inscriptions and other various notes before unframing the works. As we were removing the works from the frames, we found a Frances Hodgkins collotype behind a Robert Tavener lithograph. This was a great result for the first day, and a lucky start to the internship! Continue reading

‘Picture a Dog’ – Exhibition at the School of Art Galleries, 19th July – 27th August 2021

Dogs have been our companions for millennia.

It is thus no surprise that they have also been present in art for thousands of years.

This exhibition includes prints, photographs, drawings, paintings, ceramics and digital illustrations from the 18th to the 21st century taken from the School of Art collections, and loaned from the National Library of Wales, artists and private collections. Continue reading

‘Unforeseen Possibilities: The Agency of Indeterminacy’ – Adam Blackburn: PhD Exhibition – School of Art Galleries, 7th June – 9th July 2021

You can now book free tickets to see our exhibitions here: soaexhibitions.eventbrite.co.uk
The booking site has details of our health and safety guidelines under the current COVID-19 restrictions.

My research examines indeterminacy, principally within a visual art context. It is considered in relation to the role of authorship in art, and explores the importance of the role of intentionality in the making of art. Continue reading

Memento Vivere: Remember to Live – Anastasia G. Wildig PhD Exhibition now online!

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Ar ôl cwblhau fy BA ac MA mewn Celfyddyd Gain ym Mhrifysgol Aberystwyth yn 1998, cychwynnais yrfa fel darlunydd, cyn dysgu mewn swyddi yn amrywio o artist preswyl i fod yn bennaeth adran. Yn ystod 2008, astudiais draddodiad clasurol y dull ‘maint-golwg’, sef paentio wrth arsylwi’n uniongyrchol, yn y Charles Cecil Studios, Fflorens. Yna bûm yn gweithio fel artist ffoto-realaidd i Damien Hirst, yn paentio o brintiadau ansawdd uchel. Yn dilyn y cyfle hwn, dychwelais at fy nghrefft gyda phrofiad mewn dulliau paentio cwbl groes. Cychwynnais hefyd ar waith ymchwil ar gyfer fy PhD gyda’r nod o greu techneg oedd yn cyfuno elfennau mwyaf arwyddocaol a chydnaws y ddwy broses. Continue reading

School of Art Students successful in Gwenllian Ashley Art Prize Competition

We are very happy to announce that four of our students, Billie Ireland, Sally Maclachlan, Saorise Morgan and
Flora McLachlan, have successfully taken part in the Gwenllian Ashley Art Prize competition.

The topic was ‘Climate Changed’, and the competition was designed to provoke creative responses to climate change from students at Coleg Ceredigion, Carmarthen School of Art, Coleg Sir Gar and the School of Art of Aberystwyth University, launched by the charity Art+Science.

You can find their winning entries on the Art + Science website: https://www.artscience.org.uk/Gwenllian-Ashley-prize


16. (digital) German Talk – Veronica Calarco’s PhD Exhibition ‘This is a Language Warning!’

Dear German Talkers,

I hope you are all doing well during these unfortunately still very unsettling times.

Because we are currently still unable to open our School of Art Galleries to the public, I decided to put together another ‘digital’ German Talk to give you a chance to see some of Veronica Calarco’s great works, which comprise part of her PhD in Fine Art, and to maybe expand your German vocabulary a bit more at the same time. The below presentation will only show part of her work, but you will find a link to her online exhibition in this text and in the presentation, if you would like to see all her images. Continue reading