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:
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
All the very best wishes and keep safe,
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.
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.
I hope you and your families and friends are all keeping safe and well during these truly ‘interesting’ times.
As I am not sure when we will be able to welcome you again in our School of Art Galleries (which are currently, of course, still closed), I thought I’d try something new and create a ‘digital’ German Talk. This is a first for me, and I certainly had some fun playing around with PowerPoint & Co. I hope you enjoy the outcome.
You find the instructions below. They should help to navigate the different documents and the presentation itself. I had a kind friend who patiently proofread and tried the various documents, the presentation and instructions, so – hopefully – all should work just fine.
You are very welcome to send some feedback – positive and negative. Just email me on: email@example.com
In a couple of weeks or so, I will also publish a slightly longer English version of the text here on the School of Art blog. It’s something I have been working on since last spring, but kept getting distracted from. Now seems the right time to finally finish it….. 🙂
Take care of yourselves and all the very best wishes,
The first PDF is the usual document with the text and exercises that you would get from me during a talk and which I would usually upload here on the museum’s blog afterwards. You might want to download that one first of all. If you can, print if off, so that you can read along the presentation which is the next link. I included the images in the text as well, in case you can’t open the presentation.
You should be able to download the PowerPoint presentation. When it’s downloaded, you can just click on it and it should open without problems. I tried to make it a bit more ‘exciting’ than a usual slide show, and hopefully it should give the impression, as if you were walking around an actual exhibition – more or less anyway.
You can ‘walk’ through the gallery from ‘wall to wall’ simply by clicking your mouse.
There are little arrows on the left at the bottom of the presentation with which you can also move forwards and backwards between slides.
You see a loudspeaker symbol in some of the slides. When you hover across it, you can see a ‘play’ sign. Click, and you get the text that goes with the image/s read out by me. Unfortunately, the sound quality isn’t fantastic, so you might want to turn up the volume. I tried to read quite slowly, so I hope you are able to understand it well.
When the recording is finished, you can move on with another mouse click.
After the Vagrants images, the exercises will start with the next slide. I tried to make them ‘interactive’, so please don’t be too quick with clicking your mouse again. You might then see the solutions to the questions/tasks before you solved them yourself. You also have all the exercises/solutions in your first PDF as well.
The other PDFs are poems that are mentioned in the talk. The Summer Woods is the one you’d need for one of the exercises.
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 are under copyright. All images that have a ‘PL’-number are from the School of Art collection. However, some images belong, for example, to the Tate, and they kindly allowed me to use them, because the talk is educational/non-commercial.
The 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:
it was lovely seeing you all yesterday, and I hope you enjoyed the talk and the exhibtions. For those who couldn’t make it, they are still open until the 1st May 2020, Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm (closed Easter 10th – 17th April).
As usual, you can download and print a copy of the talk for personal use. All content and images are subject to copyright:
The next German Talk will be advertised here and in the other usual places, such as the EGO magazine, as soon as possible. However, I am actually in the process of planning and curating an exhibition for the summer (my very first!), so I probably won’t have the time to organise another German Talk before the middle or end of June.
The exhibition is curated by Dr. Christopher Webster van Tonder, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art and Curator of Photography at the School of Art. It includes a selection of images from the School of Art’s museum collection of vintage photographs as well as several new darkroom prints that Dr. Webster made from the collection of negatives of German photographers Hans Saebens and Erich Retzlaff. In addition, the exhibition shows digital copies of the work of Hans Retzlaff from the Ludwig-Uhland-Institut für Empirische Kulturwissenschaft, at the University of Tübingen. School of Art, Edward Davies Building, Buarth Mawr, Aberystwyth (SY23 1NG).