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.
The Creative Arts 3rd year curatorial team and course director Miranda Whall are very excited to welcome you to the Arts Centre Aberystwyth on Tuesday May 8th from 12.00 – 3.00 for the third 2nd & 3rd year annual student TAKEOVER exhibition.
The exhibition includes performance, installation, text, video and audio projects.
You will be greeted at the welcome desk (outside the Great Hall) by Miranda and the students with various goodies, a publication and guide map and a cup of elderflower cordial.
Please arrive for one of the guided tours at either 12.30. 1.30 or 2.30 for the 40 minute (approx) tour, you can leave the tour at any time if you cannot stay that long.
There will be a Q&A in the cinema from 3.00 – 4.00 we would be delighted if you could also join us for that.
Sea Change is a student-curated exhibition of prints, paintings, photographs and ceramics from the School of Art collection. The exhibition borrows for its title a phrase from Shakespeare’s Tempest to explore its metaphorical potential.