Illustrator Mary Ellen Edwards was born to Mary (née Johnson, c.1809-1898) and Downes Edwards (c. 1805-1882) on the 6th November 1838 on her father’s farm in Surbiton just outside London. The family had nine children of which two died in infancy. The Edwards moved frequently. Her father was an engineer and inventor and had by 1848 enough funds to built a family residence, Ravenscliffe in Douglas on the Isle of Man. Eventually they settled in London and lived there at various addresses in fashionable parts of town such as Pimlico, South Kensington and Chelsea.
7. German Talk, 06/02/2019, 5pm, School of Art
When: 6th February 2019
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Where: School of Art, Room 206
Topic(s): Karen’s Cabinet of Curiosities
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7. german talk flyer – karen’s cabinet of curiosities – 6. february 2019
Exploring the School of Art Collection 2018
As part of the first year art history module Exploring the School of Art Collections, students have the opportunity to write a small piece for this blog. This year the group decided on the theme of ‘The Stage’. Each student had the opportunity to choose from a selection of prints, drawings and photographs featuring theatres, concerts, ballets, circuses and more. They only had one week to undertake some research before presenting their drafts. They all worked very hard on these projects so please take the time to view their efforts.
Exploring the School of Art Collection 2017
Three women sit on a bench huddled close together. Backs to us, their arms wrap around each other snuggly, they look intimate and protected. Heads bent forward with faces close, these women are in the middle of a private moment, excluding the rest of the world. Rain falls from black clouds in the sky above, whilst overhead telephone wires stretch across poles from either side of the women, as if framing them. They are centre and focus of the print.
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
AberForward Summer Scheme at the School of Art 2018
This summer, undergraduate students Connie and Naim spent four weeks at the School of Art working with our museum’s collections. Here they describe their experiences and impressions in their own words: Continue reading
‘Travelling Through: Landscapes/Landmarks/Legacies’, School of Art Gallery, 12/10/2018 – 8/2/2019
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.
5. German Talk, 19th September 2018, School of Art
When: 19th September 2018
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Where: School of Art, room 206
Topic: ‘Powell & German Culture’
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Degree Show & Postgraduate Show Opening, Saturday 19th May 2018 – A Photo Gallery
‘Chaos, Flow, Meander’ – exhibition at the Ceramic Gallery, 5 May – 15 July 2018
Work from the Ceramic Collection inspired by natural forms. The exhibition includes artists such as Alan & Ruth Barrett Danes, Richard Slee, Geoffey Swindell, Mary White, Mollie Winterburn and others.