News & Events
Art students travel back in time
- Posted by: pembscollegesuperadmin
Last week Level 2 Art and Design students went on a cultural visit to Aberystwyth to explore some of the legends of Wales.
First stop was the National Library of Wales and the Arthur and Welsh Mythology Exhibition with works by Margaret D Jones, Sir Kyffin Williams, Ray Howard Jones, JMW Turner and many others. Here students explored the Mabinogion narrative and our mythical landscape.
During their visit students also looked at the Welsh Legends Portrait Exhibition including a portrait of Nye Bevan, the founder of the NHS, by Wales’ most financially successful artist Andrew Vicari on what happened to be the Centenary of his birth. Students learnt how a Pembrokeshire native, Meredydd Barker, has written a play called Nye and Jennie about Aneurin and his wife who founded the Open University and was Minister for the Arts from 1964-70 and was crucial in the establishment of the Arts Council. Students were also impressed by the group portrait of the Welsh Football team from their last European competition.
Next stop was the Aberystwyth Arts Centre where students viewed the Hanes exhibition, again about the legends of Wales. The exhibition featured a work by former Pembrokeshire College student Gemma Green-Hope, alongside works by David Hockney, Lea Santin and Bedwyr Williams.
Students then moved upstairs to the fantastic Surrealist Murmuration show curated by John Welson and John Richardson, displaying many different surrealist applications and liaisons. Downstairs, in the ceramic archive, was the work of Terry Bell-Hughes in addition to the collection of many very important British potters and ceramicists.
The students completed tasks throughout the day and will now use the animations seen as part of the exhibition to help inform their work in the studio where they will start to work with similar techniques.