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.

I would like to mention here that there are Kurnai and Welsh names of places, persons and images included in this talk. I speak neither language and would like to apologise in advance for my terrible pronunciation of them. This is rather due to lack of skill than disrespect to either language or the people who speak them.

After uploading the presentation, I also realised that the quality is not ideal and that the images tend to be quite pixelated, particularly in full screen mode. Unfortunately, I could find no solution for this. The online exhibition, which you can access via www.aberunidegreeshow.com/veronica-calarco-phd  includes images of much better quality, so I recommend to visit it afterwards.

To watch the presentation, all you have to do is click the ‘play’-button. You find the ‘expand’ symbol in the lower right corner. To leave full screen, simply press ‘escape’.

The PDF is a transcript of the presentation. You might want to download and print it as it also includes some vocabulary and exercises.

I hope you will enjoy the talk and Veronica’s fantastic images.

As usual, I welcome feedback – be it positive or negative. You can either use the comment box below or email me: kaw25@aber. ac.uk

All the best wishes, and stay safe,


(Curatorial & Technical Assistant)

‘Mae hwn yn rhybudd iaith!’ Veronica Calarco: Arddangosfa PhD ‘This is a language warning!’ Veronica Calarco: PhD Exhibition – now online!

Braak, torlun leino / linocut, 42 x 30cm

Mae’r myfyriwr PhD Veronica Calarco wedi treulio 5 mlynedd yn gwneud gwaith ar gyfer arddangosfa yr ydym wedi’i gosod yn ddiogel.
Ni fwriadwyd erioed i ‘Mae hwn yn rhybudd iaith!/ This is a language warning!’ fod yn wefan, ond am nawr gallwch weld ei gwaith yma: https://www.aberunidegreeshow.com/veronica-calarco-phd

PhD student Veronica Calarco has spent 5 years making work for an exhibition which we have installed safely.
‘Mae hwn yn rhybudd iaith! / This is a language warning!’ was never intended to be a website, but for now you can see her work here: https://www.aberunidegreeshow.com/veronica-calarco-phd

The Winter Show 2020 – Creative Arts and Interdisciplinary Practice – Online Student Exhibition – 16th December 2020 – 1.00pm till 8.00pm

Students from Creative Arts and Fine Art taking the Interdisciplinary Practice module at Aberystwyth University will be showing work they have made over the 11 week semester in response to the theme/topic/concept: Nature. Their diverse responses will be presented as pre- recorded films, live interactive workshops and live performances. You are welcome to drop in and out of the zoom webinar event and to contribute feedback and responses via the chat. The event will open and finish with a live full panel Q&A discussion which you are welcome to join.

A link to the zoom webinar event is on the Creative Arts Online Studio:


The event will also be streamed live on the facebook page:


You can find the exhibition programme on the Creative Arts Online Studio:

You can view each students creative development over the semester on the Creative Arts Online Studio:

Ceramics Collection in Focus: Ceramics created by Black artists./ Craffu ar y Casgliad Crochenwaith: Crochenwaith a grëwyd gan Artistiaid Duon.

Glazed stoneware pot, Ladi Kwali, measurements: 34.5cm high, catalogue number: C1411

For #BlackHistoryMonth 2020 we take a look at the ceramics in the Collection made by Black ceramicists. These include works produced in Africa, works by African makers who came to live in Britain, and works by artists who came to demonstrate at the International Ceramics Festivals.

Ym #MisHanesPoblDduon 2020 edrychwn ar grochenwaith yn y Casgliad a wnaed gan grochenyddion duon. Maent yn cynnwys gwaith a wnaed yn Affrica, gwaith gan wneuthurwyr Affricanaidd a ddaeth i fyw ym Mhrydain, a darnau gan artistiaid a ddaeth i ddangos eu gwaith yn y Gwyliau Serameg Rhyngwladol.


15. (Digital) German Talk – Eine Reise auf dem Nil (A Journey on the Nile)

Dear German Talkers,

I hope you all had a lovely summer – despite the on-going situation.

Given that many of us are currently not able or prefer not to go on any trips, I thought I might take you on a virtual journey on the river Nile in this talk. I came across a variety of 19th century photographs of Egypt in our School of Art collection and, as I did a wonderful Nile cruise myself years ago, thought it might be a nice topic for a German Talk. I tried to keep it short, but discovered in the end that it is possibly the longest Talk I have created so far. However, at least you can go through it at your own pace, listening and reading as much as you like at a time. Because of the length of the Talk, I decided not to add any extra exercises, but you will find some vocabulary within the text. I hope you will find it interesting and enjoyable.

I’m still working on the sound quality of my presentations, so apologies for the current, tinny sound.  

As usual, feedback – whether positive or negative – would be appreciated. You can write in the comment box below or email me directly: kaw25@aber.ac.uk

All the very best wishes and keep safe,


Some instructions:

  The PDF is the document with the text that I would normally hand out during a talk and which I would usually upload here on the museum’s blog afterwards. You might want to download it first of all. Print if off if you can, so that you can read it whilst you are watching the presentation.

  I would recommend to click the ‘HD’-symbol to the right of the lower black panel to watch a better quality of the presentation and to enlarge it to full screen with the symbol on the far right.

As usual, you are very welcome to print out everything for your own personal use, but please don’t distribute or use anything for any other cause, especially the images, as they might be under copyright.


Baedeckers Allianz Reiseführer Ägypten. 5th ed. Verlag Karl Baedecker, 1992.













https://vimeo.com – Ibrahim A. Ali: New Insights from the Photographic Archives of the Pioneer Studios of Antonio Beato and Attaya Gaddis









https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/88/ UNESCO World Heritage Site



‘Mae hwn yn rhybudd iaith!’ Veronica Calarco: Arddangosfa PhD ‘This is a language warning!’ Veronica Calarco: PhD Exhibition School of Art, January – March 2021

Mae gwaith Veronica Calarco yn delweddu un o ieithoedd Awstralia sydd mewn perygl, Kurnai, mewn perthynas â iaith leiafrifol, Cymraeg, a ddefnyddir ganddi i ddisodli’r iaith gryfaf, Saesneg, sef yr iaith y mae’r ddwy arall yn rhyngweithio â hi.  

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14. (Digital) German Talk – June 2020 – Frederick Walker – 19th. Century Illustrator

‘Another Line to Follow’ – Exhibition Catalogue

LINE TO FOLLOW poster FINALThe 1st May would have been the last day of our Another Line to Follow- exhibition, and we are sad that – due to the current situation – we couldn’t welcome visitors to our School of Art Gallery in person over the last few weeks. Nevertheless, our Senior Curator Neil Holland has put together the below catalogue of the show, so that those of you who didn’t have a chance to see it live can at least catch a glimpse of the many fabulous works that were on display:

Another Line to Follow

You are very welcome to download the PDF and, if you are interested in purchasing one of the works, please contact us: arlstaff@aber.ac.uk

Take care and stay safe,

The School of Art Museum team


Beyond the Wheel: Sculptural Ceramics from Aberystwyth University’s Ceramic Collection, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 4th April-28th June 2020

The Ceramic Gallery is currently closed for the foreseeable future following government recommendations.

The health and safety of our visitors and staff is paramount.

We will publish our re-opening dates on our websites and social media accounts.

Please look after yourselves and each other.


twitter.com/Aberceramics http://www.ceramics-aberystwyth.com


The exhibition features works by:
Ashraf Hanna
Ewen Henderson
Sandor Kecskemeti
Richard Slee
Claire Curneen
David Binns
Antal Pazmandi
Judit Varga
Ruth Duckworth
Graham Burr
and others
Please visit the ceramic collection website for opening times and more information:
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