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
In 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
Justine Allison: The Language of Clay – Shifting Lines, Ceramic Gallery, 02/02-31/03/2019
‘Justine Allison’s ceramics are skilfully made, precious to touch and a delight to the eye’. Professor Moira Vincentelli Continue reading
Follow-up 6. German Talk
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,
PS: Anyone who would like to be added to the mailing list for German & French Talk-updates can email me on: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. French Talk Follow-up
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: email@example.com
3. French Talk – Travelling Through – November 2018
Marie and Karen
Holden Holcombe’s ‘This Is How It Feels’ – PhD exhibition, School of Art, 22/11/2018 – 08/02/2019
This 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.
3. French Talk, School of Art, 1/11/2018
When: 1st November 2018
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Where: School of Art, Tessa Sidey Gallery
Topic: Travelling Through: Landscapes/Landmarks/Legacies– exhibition and a brief history of travel
For more information about the French Talks and how to find us:
3. French Talk Flyer November 2018
6. German Talk, School of Art, 7/11/2018
When: 7th November 2018
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Where: School of Art, Gallery 1 & 2
Topic(s): David Ferry – The Ruin of Picturesque Britain – exhibition and vocabulary that might help during road trips in Germany
For more information about the German Talks and how to find us:
6. German Talk David Ferry Flyer November 2018
History of Printmaking – Lifelong Learning course for 2018/19 starts 24th October
Did you know Aberystwyth University holds an outstanding collection of prints? If you would like to learn about the different ways prints are made, and get hands-on experience of our print collection, then History of Printmaking is for you. The course surveys the development of printmaking from the 15th century to the present with reference to the work of many famous artists including Dürer, Rembrandt, Goya, Piranesi, Gillray, Whistler and Picasso. By the end of the course you will know your mezzotint from your aquatint, have a good historical understanding of the role of the print in society and be able to start collecting prints with confidence.
Tutor: Phil Garratt
Fee £110, course code CA109
Dydd Mercher / Wednesday, 1.30-4.00pm, Oct 24, Nov 7, 21, Dec 5 19, Jan 9, 23, Feb 6
Contact Phil Garratt on firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in enrolling or would like further details about the content of the course.
( 01970 621580 : email@example.com www.aber.ac.uk/sell
Addysg Uwch yn y Gymuned / Higher Education in the Community
Postgraduate Show September 2018 – Some Impressions
Our Postgrads have worked hard to create this exhibition and they can be proud of what they have achieved. Here are some impressions of the show and the private view, which was on Saturday, 19th September.
The show is still open Monday, 24th & Tuesday, 25th, 10am-5pm, and Wednesday, 26th September, 10am-3pm. You’re very welcome to visit and explore the postgraduate show and the Sea Change & Discourse: Reynolds to Rego exhibitions in our public galleries! The latter are still on until Friday, 28th, 10am-5pm daily.
(Click on the images to enlarge them.)