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.

Free lunchtime curator’s talks: ‘Wales and the Modern Movements Revisited’, School of Art Gallery, July & August 2019

MODMVtSposter_FINAL2Monday 29 July

12.30pm (Cymraeg / Welsh)

1.00pm (Saesneg / English)

Monday 5 August

12.30pm (Cymraeg/Welsh)

1.00pm (Saesneg/English)

‘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.

Free Curator’s Talk – ‘Holden Holcombe: This Is How It Feels’, 7/2/2019, 6pm, School of Art Gallery

HOLDENH_webPhD candidate Holden Holcombe will talk about his research and the background of his exhibition. This is also a great opportunity for those who are unable to visit the School of Art Gallery during the usual opening hours. The talk will be in English. For more information about the exhibition, please click here.