MODMVtSposter_FINAL2‘Wales and the Modern Movements Revisited’ looks back at an exhibition – ‘Wales and the Modern Movements’ held at Aberystwyth University in 1973 – which set out to interpret the events in twentieth century art through the works of artists working in Wales.  The exhibition draws on the collection of the School of Art and the National Library of Wales to offer a snapshot of modern art practice in Wales throughout the last century.

Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm

Free admission

‘Classic|Romantic’-Exhibition Opening, 18th May 2019

Our new exhibition Classic|Romantic: Works from the School of Art Collection will be opening in the Tessa Sidey Gallery at the School of Art, Aberystwyth University, on Saturday 18 May 2019, 3 − 6 pm.

The show is then open from the 20th May until the 30th of August 2019, Monday – Friday, 10am-5pm.

Classic|Romantic invites visitors to explore the meanings of two widely used words and reflect on the relationship between them. The works on display range from sixteenth-century woodcuts to late twentieth-century photography and twenty-first-century ceramics.  Also included are prints by or after notable Romantics such as Blake, Fuseli, Goya and Turner.  Most of them are focussed on the human, superhuman and not quite human figure. Together, they demonstrate shared interests in – as well as different approaches to – mythology and Greco-Roman antiquity.

The show has been curated by students on the undergraduate module ‘Curating an Exhibition’.

All welcome.

We are looking forward to seeing you!


‘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

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.