AberForward intern Emily Willis writes about her placement at the School of Art

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Annabelle (right) and Emily (left) putting up the Print REbels exhibitions

Prior to this work placement I had no experience working in a museum or gallery and was keen to find voluntary or employment in this sector. So, when the opportunity of a four-week paid work placement in the School of Art Museum and Galleries at Aberystwyth University arose via the AberForward scheme I immediately applied. Luckily the duration of my placement as a Curatorial and Technical Support Assistant came at a most opportune time to experience the whole process of preparing, installing and uninstalling an exhibition. Continue reading

‘Print REbels: Haden, Palmer, Whistler & the Origins of the RE’, School of Art Gallery, 18 February – 3 May 2019

PrintREbelsPoster_webIn the Spring of 2018, the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (the RE) marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder and its first President Sir Francis Seymour Haden, with Print REbels an exhibition which reflects on its past and present members, the history, and the legacy of the Society. The exhibition brings together a prestigious collection of prints by Haden and those who inspired him such as Rembrandt and Dürer and his contemporaries, including Samuel Palmer and James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Continue reading

Follow-up 6. German Talk

Hello all,

thank you very much for attending yesterday’s talk about David Ferry’s exhibition. I hope you enjoyed our little trip into his surreal world, in which exotic fish invade ancestral homes and the great British landscape meets ‘The Great British Bake Off’.

As usual, please find below the exercise sheets which are free to download for everybody who is keen on brushing up on his or her German. Images are under copyright, and it is forbidden to distribute them any further and/or use them for any commercial purposes.

All the best and bis bald,

Karen

6. German Talk November 2018

PS: Anyone who would like to be added to the mailing list for German & French Talk-updates can email me on: kaw25@aber.ac.uk

3. French Talk Follow-up

Hello all,

thank you very much for attending last night. We hope you enjoyed the talk and the exhibition.

Please find the exercise sheet below to print off for free to practice your French. As usual, please be aware of copyright and don’t use anything for commercial purposes.

The date for the next talk will be published on social media, in the EGO Magazine (if decided on before their submission deadline) and distributed via the mailing list.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list, which includes the information for both our German and French Talks, please email Karen: kaw25@aber.ac.uk

3. French Talk – Travelling Through – November 2018

Best wishes,

Marie and Karen

Holden Holcombe’s ‘This Is How It Feels’ – PhD exhibition, School of Art, 22/11/2018 – 08/02/2019

HOLDENH_webThis Is How It Feels explores the intimate stories of eighteen transgender men and their journeys of transition from female-to-male. Holcombe uses new media art techniques, including augmented reality, to give audience members a glimpse of the FTM transgender experience through their own perspective. The exhibition features manipulated QR (quick-response) codes that explore the relationship between the lived experiences of the transgender man and the fabricated world of social media. These codes, in turn, ask audience members to participate in a new context of social media, both inside and out of the gallery space.

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