‘Travelling Through: Landscapes/Landmarks/Legacies’, School of Art Gallery, 12/10/2018 – 8/2/2019

‘Platform Two’, Steve Whitehead, 1985, oil and alkyd on canvas

Drawn from the School of Art’s extensive collection, Travelling Through traverses five centuries of visual culture ranging from sublime and picturesque landscapes to nineteenth-century travel photographs, twentieth-century London Underground posters and contemporary responses to our environment in a variety of media.

The exhibition, curated by Dr Harry Heuser, explores relationships between tourism and landscape art, between the consumption of signposted sights and the production of personal insights, between the fleeting experience of our journeys and the carbon footprint we leave behind.



Alternative Facts: Interpreting Works from the School of Art Collection: 22 May to 29 September 2017 at the School of Art Gallery, Aberystwyth University

AltFactsPoster_web_mailThe phrase ‘alternative facts’ is a recent addition to our vocabulary.  It has come to prominence in a political climate in which views and actions are shaped more by emotions than by reliable intelligence.  Reflecting this shift, Oxford Dictionaries declared ‘post-truth’ to be Word of the Year 2016.  And yet, alternative facts are as old as language itself. Continue reading

Degree Show and Alternative Facts Exhibition Opening, Saturday, 20 May 2017

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‘Claude and Views of the Picturesque in Great Britain’

This link leads to Nicole Elaine Wade’s website which was the result of her MA research project back in 2015. ‘Views of the Picturesque’ aims to provide a selective interpretation of late eighteenth century landscape prints within the Aberystwyth University School of Art Gallery and Museum Collection.

Claude and Views of the Picturesque in Great Britain


Landscape With A Goatherd, Richard Earlom after a drawing by Claude Lorrain, 1774

Universities Week 2014 at the School of Art Gallery and Museum

The School of Art Gallery and Museum is hosting a number of public events in conjunction with Universities Week 2014, June 9th-15th. An exhibition, a lecture, a gallery talk and a print demonstration will all provide  insight into current research on the University’s important collection of prints from the inter-war period.

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Untitled by Unknown: curating the ‘hidden’ works from the School of Art Collection 19 May to 12 September 2014

Untitled by Unknown—Poster copy.jpgUntitled by Unknown was a student-curated exhibition that engaged – and encouraged engagement – with some of the lesser-known works from the extensive School of Art Collection at Aberystwyth University.

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Erich Retzlaff Donation


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© Estate of Erich Retzlaff


Christopher Webster van Tonder’s ongoing research into the life and work of the German photographer Erich Retzlaff (1899-1993) has attracted an important donation to the School of Art Gallery and Museum. In March 2013 a collection of 38 vintage Erich Retzlaff prints was generously given by the photographer’s daughter, Bettina Retzlaff-Cumming. This donation will hereafter be known as the Bettina Retzlaff-Cumming Bequest.



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