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Another Line to Follow
2nd March - 1st May 2020
Another Line to Follow celebrates the ongoing friendship and collaboration between artists who share a common thread through their interest in abstraction and who are connected to Aberystwyth University, having met whilst either teaching or studying art. The idea of ‘following lines’ emerged as a challenge to see if it would be possible to make a direct response to each other’s artwork.
Carolyn Wallace attended the Royal College of Art, 1967-1970, and eventually settled in Wales. She was visiting tutor at the Elisabeth Frink School of Figurative Sculpture and taught Continuing Education art classes from her studio in Ystrad Meurig, attended by June Forster. Carolyn has work in the Contemporary Art Society for Wales and has exhibited most recently with Tom Voyce and June Forster at ‘Teaching Painting: Fully Awake 5.6’ in London, that looked at the impact of intergenerational art teaching.
June Forster trained at the School of Art, Aberystwyth, and began teaching there at the start of her PhD Fine Art studies in 2007. As tutor in drawing and painting she met Rachel Rea, Tom Voyce and Alysia Webster during their first-year studies and later collaborated on a postcard exchange with Tom during his MA. Since finishing the PhD in 2014, she continues to explore her interests in aspects of landscape experience and colour interaction. She has exhibited widely since 2005 and has work in the ‘Paintings in Hospitals’ collection.
Rachel Rea was awarded a first-class BA Fine Art and English Literature in 2016 and MA Fine Art (Distinction) in 2018 from Aberystwyth University. She works from her studio in Borth, exhibiting in gallery and group shows in various parts of the UK and her paintings feature in many private collections.
Tom Voyce studied at the School of Art and was awarded a first-class BA Fine Art (2012) and MA Fine Art (Distinction) in 2014. Tom went on to qualify as a teacher and continued to paint, and in 2017 won Sky Arts ‘Landscape Artist of the Year’. He has subsequently travelled all over the world teaching workshops and exhibiting and is represented by several galleries in the UK and New Zealand.
Alysia Webster was awarded a first-class BA Fine Art in 2016 and MA (Distinction) in 2018 from Aberystwyth University. She paints from her studio in Yorkshire, exhibits widely, and has work in many private collections. Her work featured in The Graduate Art Prize, London, in 2017 and she is represented by ARTIQ.
A Radical Tradition - Eine Radikale Tradition
2nd March - 1st May 2020
The exhibition is curated by Dr. Christopher Webster van Tonder, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art and Curator of Photography at the School of Art. It includes a selection of images from the School of Art’s museum collection of vintage photographs as well as several new darkroom prints that Dr. Webster made from the collection of negatives of German photographers Hans Saebens and Erich Retzlaff. In addition, the exhibition shows digital copies of the work of Hans Retzlaff from the Ludwig-Uhland-Institut für Empirische Kulturwissenschaft, at the University of Tübingen.