Celebrating Universities Week

Marged Pendrell, Vessels: land and sea

Marged Pendrell, Vessels: land and sea

09 June 2014

An art trail – “The Art and Science of Well-being” - forms part of Aberystwyth University’s celebration of Universities Week 2014 (9-15 June).

Developed by members of staff at Aberystwyth University and Hywel Dda University Health Board, the Art Trail offers a weeklong programme of activity and brings together elements of the work of local organisations to illustrate how History and Memory, Art and Movement and Health and Human Society are all parts of a rich and engaging celebration of the work and enthusiasm of those who live and thrive in Ceredigion.

Universities Week 2014 is also marked by the Aberystwyth School of Art Gallery which is holding an exhibition throughout the week, a lecture, gallery talk and a print demonstration which will all be free of charge and provide insight into current research on the University’s important collection of prints from the inter-war period.

Universities Week, which runs from 9–15 June, aims to emphasise how universities benefit everyone, whether or not they have gone to university themselves.

This designated week sees higher education institutions around the country take part in a variety of local, regional and national activities designed to demonstrate the extraordinary, life-changing work of universities.

Further information about Universities Week 2014 is available online. Join the conversation online about the importance of universities on Facebook and Twitter @Uni_Week / #UniWeek

Art Trail – “The Art and Science of Well-being”

1 ‘Communication’
All week
Education Room, National Library of Wales
An exhibition of art work, mostly photographic, created by the students of Plas Lluest. It is based on each individual’s personal response to an exhibition held last year in the Library’s main gallery, consisting of items relating to communication from the NLW collection.

2 Van Gogh’s Art by Primary School children
All week
Education Room, National Library of Wales
A teaching session about the artist Van Gogh has had a positive effect on their learning and school work. This is a demonstration of the National Library’s success with their “Turner on Tour” project, which enhanced learning in schools through the medium of art.

3 What the patient sees...
All week
Canteen, Bronglais Hospital
An illustration of the visual perception of undergoing cataract surgery as drawn by artists who have undergone the procedure. There are paintings illustrating the improvement in vision following surgery and also the experience of colour blind artists.

4 Wood, Down, Farm and Field: Art in the Aftermath
All week
School of Art
The themes, media and manner of execution of the interwar prints and drawings are often interpreted as manifestations of a reaction to the devastating effects of the First World War, a counteraction to modernism and a return to perceived and consoling ancient traditions. The exhibition will explore and question this assumption.

5 Exhibitions:
Marged Pendrell, Vessels: land and sea
Tjibbe Hooghiemstra, Paintings, ‘Sandy Island’
All week
Gas Gallery

6 “The artistic genius of Van Gogh”
Tuesday 10th June, 12.30pm
Thursday 12th June, 7.00pm, Lecture
Drwm, National Library of Wales

7 Tenovus manvan
Tuesday 10th June
All day
Parked by the Arts Centre
It will bring one to one counselling, couples’ counselling, group support and welfare rights advice to men living with or affected by prostate or testicular cancer. http://www.tenovus.org.uk/manvan

8 Posters & Talk – “Diagnosing prostate cancer: Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging”
Tuesday 10th June, 11.00am–3.00pm
Arts Centre

9 Art therapy classes – “Dementia in imagination”
Tuesday 10th June, 10.00am–11.30pm
Friday 13th June, 2.00pm–3.30pm
Aberystwyth Public Library
Creative craft workshop for people with Dementia.
Booking contact: Sally Corlett – Mobile: 07810 505 117
Landline: 01970 635 369. Available to take calls 8am to 5pm.

10 Out on the Town
Wednesday 11th June, 1.00pm–2.00pm
Ceredigion Museum
A Lunchtime Talk about reminiscence and a chance to take a look at our new ‘retro’ discovery boxes. Leisure time has become an essential part of everyone’s ‘down time’ and our memories of going ‘Out on the Town’ are often those that stay with us the longest.

11 Professor Marmaduke Salt’s Victorian Electro-medical Experience
Thursday 12th June, 1.00pm (30 mins)
Ceredigion Museum
Many Victorians thought that electricity was the stuff of life and that the human body was a kind of electrical machine. For this event you will travel back in time to the 1890s to hear the eminent Professor Salt explain the relationship between electricity and health – with practical demonstrations.

12 Cyrff Ystwyth
‘The Old Days’
Thursday 12th June, 7.30pm
Friday 13th June, 7.30pm
Emily Davies Studio, Parry Williams Building
Cyrff Ystwyth presents ‘The Old Days’:
This dance-theatre is a personal piece that draws on a number of different influences. Amongst the themes that underpin the work are beauty, love and the adventure of growing up in a specific place and specific family. Cyrff Ystwyth create dance-theatre work by people with learning disabilities that contributes to research in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies. Booking contact: Margaret Ames

Further information about the Art Trail are available from Jo Strong, Institute of Human Sciences, Aberystwyth University 01970 621949 / jgs@aber.ac.uk 

Aberystwyth University School of Art Gallery

The University’s School of Art Gallery will be holding an exhibition throughout the week, a lecture, gallery talk and a print demonstration which will all be free of charge and provide insight into current research on the University’s important collection of prints from the inter-war period.

An exhibition of important prints and drawings from the 1920s by Graham Sutherland, Paul Drury and William Larkins will be on show along with a gallery talk with Phil Garratt from the School of Art on Wednesday 11 June at 1.20pm.

On the same day (Wednesday 11 June), a talk and etching demonstration utilising a 1920s copper plate with Studio Tutor Andrew Baldwin at 2pm has also been arranged which will depict battle scenes from the First World War.

On Thursday 12 June at 7pm, a lecture will be held by Jen Loffman, Exhibitions Assistant and a recent graduate of the School of Art, on the work of Edward Bouverie Hoyton (1900-1988).