‘Kate Haywood: Traces – The Language of Clay’, Ceramic Gallery, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 13/04 – 09/06/2019

Kate Haywood 1Kate Haywood’s exquisite porcelain forms are at once assured and delicate. Made with keen attention to detail, each form is precise and elegant.

Kate has a passion for objects, sometimes hand-held objects, often objects from the past. She scours museum collections and researches archives to identify intriguing pieces and purposes. Kate’s recent work is inspired by children’s games, games from a time when they were more readily played in the street than they might be today.

Combining her ceramic sculptures with other materials adds layers of reference and appeal. Everyone will recognise different traces in her new body of work.

The Language of Clay is a series of national touring exhibitions organised by Mission Gallery and funded by the Arts Council of Wales

Please check the Arts Centre diary or see http://www.ceramics-aberystwyth.com for notifications of talks and events.

 

‘Print REbels: Haden, Palmer, Whistler & the Origins of the RE’, School of Art Gallery, 18 February – 3 May 2019

PrintREbelsPoster_webIn the Spring of 2018, the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (the RE) marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder and its first President Sir Francis Seymour Haden, with Print REbels an exhibition which reflects on its past and present members, the history, and the legacy of the Society. The exhibition brings together a prestigious collection of prints by Haden and those who inspired him such as Rembrandt and Dürer and his contemporaries, including Samuel Palmer and James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Continue reading

‘Chwarae Teg/Fair Play’ – 100 Years of Women in Ceramics, Ceramic Gallery, Arts Centre, 20/10/2018 – 13/01/2019

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Porcelain bowl by Lucie Rie

An exhibition celebrating the past 100 years of women making ceramics, featuring work from Aberystwyth University’s Ceramic Collection. Please check the Arts Centre diary or www.ceramics-aberystwyth.com for notifications of talks and events.

 

‘Travelling Through: Landscapes/Landmarks/Legacies’, School of Art Gallery, 12/10/2018 – 8/2/2019

‘Platform Two’, Steve Whitehead, 1985, oil and alkyd on canvas

Drawn from the School of Art’s extensive collection, Travelling Through traverses five centuries of visual culture ranging from sublime and picturesque landscapes to nineteenth-century travel photographs, twentieth-century London Underground posters and contemporary responses to our environment in a variety of media.

The exhibition, curated by Dr Harry Heuser, explores relationships between tourism and landscape art, between the consumption of signposted sights and the production of personal insights, between the fleeting experience of our journeys and the carbon footprint we leave behind.