During the twentieth-century, horizons widened for British artists who increasingly found themselves competing within international contexts. To greater or lesser degrees, these artists allied themselves to abstract movements in painting coming out of Paris and New York.
This exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints from the School of Art collection considers how, for landscape artists in particular, personal expression and formal values in picture-making gradually supplanted narrative and representation. We see how artists began to use nature more selectively, going beyond ‘likeness’ as they sought to capture the essence of a place or describe an experience before nature.
The exhibition includes artworks by John Elwyn, Bert Isaac, Graham Sutherland and Keith Vaughan.
There’s still time to visit the exhibition at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
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‘A’ For Aber Two
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.
At 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