‘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.

 

 

‘DISCOURSE: Reynolds to Rego (250 years of prints by Royal Academicians, from the School of Art Collections)’, exhibition at the School of Art Gallery, 11/6 – 28/9/2018 

Open: 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday

Marking both the centenary of the teaching of art at Aberystwyth University and 250 years of the Royal Academy of Arts, this exhibition of prints by and after Royal Academicians sheds light on the evolving role of print practice as a means of reproduction, communication and creative expression. It examines changes in attitude towards printmaking over two hundred years, from founding president Sir Joshua Reynolds’ discourses on art as the product of the mind ‘not the industry of the hands’ to contemporary conversations with the language of print. ‘What is a well-chosen collection of pictures,’ Reynolds mused, ‘but walls hung round with thoughts?’

This ‘well-chosen collection of pictures’ presents works by 100 Academicians represented in the School of Art Museum collections including prints by or after Joshua Reynolds, Henry Fuseli, J. M. W. Turner, John Everett Millais, Edward Burne-Jones, Frederic Lord Leighton, Augustus John, Laura Knight, Eduardo Paolozzi, Allen Jones, David Hockney, Paula Rego, Eileen Cooper and Anne Desmet.