FOR ABER TWO – New exhibition at the School of Art Gallery: 09 August – 01 September 2017

AforAber2‘A’ For Aber Two

Aberystwyth Printmakers

7 August to 1 September 2017

This exhibition is a A follow up to last year’s A for Aber. This time the focus is on Visit Wales’ theme of the ‘Year of Legends’ 2017.

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At the Margins – New Exhibition at the School of Art Gallery: 07 August – 01 September 2017

At the Margins Poster 2017At the Margins arises from this collaboration and a long-standing friendship between two printmaking communities:  Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand and Aberystwyth Printmakers in Wales. This was fostered by a Strategic Insight Programme award (SIP) to Judy Macklin to develop a bi-national programme of art-science collaboration between Wales and New Zealand. The theme of this exhibition was jointly conceived by Judy Macklin, Kathy Boyle (President of Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand) and Mark Macklin. Continue reading

Year of Legends 2017

Welsh Dragon

2017 is the ‘Year of Legends’ in Wales, and we delved deeply into our collection to see what treasures relating to this fabulous theme might come to light. We selected a few, some of which will be included in a small display at the School of Art; others will only be viewable online. This is an on-going project and from time to time we might add to this post, so keep an eye out for updates.

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Alternative Facts 22 May – 29 September 2017

22 Mai – 28 Medi 2017 22 May – 28 September 2017

AltFactsPoster_web_mailCurated by students enrolled in the undergraduate module Staging an Exhibition, the show explores the historic functions of visual culture as a reflection of reality and as social commentary.  Responding to the state of veracity in a ‘post-truth’ climate – and the fact that both ‘post-truth’ and ‘surreal’ were words of the year 2016 – Alternative Facts also considers the role of the museum curator as reliable storyteller and trusted guide.

For a list of exhibits and more information, click here