Alongside 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.”
Date: 16th October 2019
Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Exhibition/Topic: Halfboy: Stuart Pearson Wright
11. German Talk – Flyer – 16 October 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best wishes,
Date: 29th August 2019
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Topic: ‘Wales and the Modern Movements Revisited’- exhibition (Gallery 1 + 2)
5. French Talk – Flyer – 29 August 2019
Date: 21st August 2019
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Topic: ‘A brief History of the School of Art Building’
This talk includes a PowerPoint presentation and a brief tour around the School of Art.
10. German Talk – Flyer – 21 August 2019
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!
Marie et Karen
PS: Please remember not to use/distribute any images included in the attachment without checking the copyrights.
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!
Monday 29 July
12.30pm (Cymraeg / Welsh)
1.00pm (Saesneg / English)
Monday 5 August
‘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.
When: 19th June 2019
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Where: School of Art, Tessa Sidey Gallery
Topic: Greek Mythology
For more information about the ‘German Talks’ and how to find us:
9. German Talk – Flyer – 19th June 2019
it was great seeing you all yesterday.
I hope you enjoyed the exhibition! For those who would like to have another look, it is still open until the 3rd May, Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm (closed over Easter). There is of course also Marie’s French Talk coming up on the 2nd May at 6pm.
As usual, please find the exercise sheets as a PDF for you to download and print off here. Please remember that any included images might be subject to copyright.
I will publish the details for the next German Talk in all the usual places as soon as possible.
All the best wishes, und bis bald,