Artist’s Talk: Flora McLachlan RE talks about her exhibition ‘In the Forests of the Night’ – 12th November 2019, 6.30pm, Tessa Sidey Gallery, School of Art (organised by Aberystwyth Printmakers)

scan_kaw25_2019-09-12-16-03-31 copyAlongside her exhibition of etchings and lithographs at the School of Art, Flora will talk about the literary, visual and technical influences shaping her work. “For me the lithographic marks seem especially expressive of the water-carved landscape of Wales, and also of the fluidity of poetic images as they arise within the mind. The drawing seems to swim up out of the stone. I find it an essential foil to etching, where my work begins with deep dark acid-biting, followed by laboriously carving and scraping down the metal plate, polishing the light back in, and then weathering it again by painting mists and shadows with strong acid straight onto the plate.”

Free admission.

10. German Talk – Follow Up

Hello everybody,

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s talk and walk around our lovely Edward Davies building, aka the School of Art.

As usual, you can download and print a copy of the talk here. 

For those who got curious and would like to read up on Freemasons’ art and architecture, these are the books which I used in my research. There are also of course many sources online:

Handbook of Freemasonry, edited by Henrik Bogdan and Joannes Augustinus Maria Snoek, published by Brill, 2014

The art & architecture of Freemasonry: an introductory study, by James Stevens Curl, published by Batsford, 2002

As I mentioned during the talk, I’m certainly no expert on Freemasonry, so I interpreted and translated the information I gathered to the best of my understanding.

For those who would like to find out more about the history of the university, this is quite and extensive source:

The University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1872-1972, by E. L. Ellis, published by University of Wales Press, 1972

I will announce the date for the next ‘German Talk’ as soon as possible on this blog, the EGO magazine and via email for those who have signed-up. If you would like to be included in the email list about the French and German Talks, please contact me on kaw25@aber.ac.uk.

All the best wishes,

Karen

 

4. French Talk – Follow-up

PrintREbelsPoster_webHello all,

Marie and I hope you had a great time at the last ‘French Talk’ back in May. As usual, you can download the text here.

We will announce the date for the next ‘French Talk’ as soon as possible, but can already tell you that it will probably be at the end of August when most people (including us) are likely to be back from the summer holidays.

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the sunshine!

À bientôt,

Marie et Karen

PS: Please remember not to use/distribute any images included in the attachment without checking the copyrights.

9. German Talk Follow-up

ClassROM_POSTERwebHello all,

I hope that those of you who attended yesterday’s talk enjoyed the exhibitions and the stories about Greek gods, heroes, satyrs, nymphs and the odd abandoned princess.

For those who couldn’t make it or didn’t pick up a copy of the text and exercises yesterday, you can download and print them off for free here. Please remember that any included images are copyrighted.

I will publish the date for the next talk as soon as possible. I can already tell you that it will be towards the end of August.

Ich wünsche euch eine schöne Sommerzeit!

Bis bald,

Karen