Programme of Temporary Exhibitions, 2009
The museum has a lively programme of temporary exhibitions in the Coliseum auditorium and the gallery. We apologise if these are being changed during your visit. The Gallery may sometimes be closed at short notice: if you are traveling specifically to see an exhibition, please phone in advance.
January 17th to February 28th, 2009
Paul Roche. Ceramics
These are witty colourful and life enhancing ceramics by a well known figure in the ceramics world. They are mainly wall hung and surreally figurative
The artist will give a talk on Friday 30th January at 2.30 in the gallery
January 16th to February 26th, 2009
'Cover Up' an exhibition from the museums' extensive collection of aprons, pinafores and overalls.
Take a fresh lookat the extensive range of Men's, Women's and children's protective garments such as aprons, overalls, pinafores and smocks used to cover and shield the wearer's clothes whist carrying out a variety of tasks and activities. Some became associated with a profession, occupation or uniform, whilst others, such as the woman's apron, mirrored the changing fashions and life style of the wearer.
There will be a talk by Mary Turner Lewis on this exhibition at 2.30 in the auditorium Friday 23rd January
Thursday March 5th, 2009
World Book Day,
Once again we will be holding our annual Writing Competition, open to all. The theme for this year's competition is simply 'Wood' and for more details about the competition look at the museum web site.
March 7th to April 25th, 2009
Gareth Morris Jones. Site specific art work based on objects in the museum.
Gareth has recently returned to Wales from Japan where he held several successful exhibitions. He will work with objects from our collection to produce an installation in the gallery.
The artist will give a talk on Friday 20th March at 2.30. in the gallery.
March 9th to April 18th, 2009
'Italians in Wales'
Many Italians settled in Wales after WW2 and this exhibition will give an aural as well as visual insight into their lives from then onwards. The exhibition will contain interviews with local people as well as those in south Wales. In 2008 ACLI-ENAIP was awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to record and preserve the memories and personal photographs of the Italian Community in Wales. This exhibition will come to us straight from its launch in Cardiff at the Welsh Assembly.
May 1st to June 27th, 2009
'Scouting in Ceredigion'. A Centenary Exhibition.
Scouting in Aberystwyth began in 1909 with the formation of a Baden-Powell Boy Scout Troop. Scouting has changed over the last 100 years but remains a nostalgic and treasured institution and part of community life here in Mid Wales. The exhibition will focus on Scouting in Aberystwyth and Ceredigion, displaying items of interest from local Scouters including photographs and memorabilia.
May 2nd to June 13th, 2009
Nicky Orton 'Portrait Drawings'.
Nicky Orton has specialised in portrait drawings for many years. This exhibition consists of large charcoal drawings of local people. She draws from the model and her aim is to give a sense of the inner person.
The artist will give a talk on Friday the 15th of May at 2.30 in the gallery.
9th to 15th May, 2009
There will be events in the gallery during Adult Learners week
June 20th to July 25th, 2009
'A Drawing in Time' New work by Catrin Webster 2008-2009 - Drawings and paintings of, and on postcards of landscape to and from Wales.
By the turn of the 20th century the picture postcard was a popular form of communicating comparable with the contemporary text/picture message. It has been estimated that by 1906, 750,000,000 postcards had been sent with seven posts a day. Catrin explains her current work, 'I am using a selection of postcard images from my own and the Museum's collection to explore the relationship between, time, travel and image of place, imagined, remembered, and seen.'
The artist will give a talk on Friday 3rd of July at 2.30 in the gallery.
Aug 1st to Aug 31st, 2009
'Hafod Revisited' Aberystwyth Print Makers.
Aberystwyth Printmakers is a group of fine art printmakers. They have taken the original John Warwick Smith prints commissioned by Thomas Johnes of the Hafod Estate near Devils Bridge as the inspiration for their first themed exhibition. A set of original Warwick Smith prints from 1809 will be on show alongside the contemporary works. This show is a celebration of the 'Picturesque Landscape' but also of fresh and new interpretations of landscape through the medium of printmaking.
Exhibiting printmakers will discuss the exhibition in the gallery at 2.30 on Friday 7th August
September 5th to October 3rd, 2009
Annual Art Show Ceredigion Arts Society
This is the annual exhibition of the work of the members of this thriving local society. They meet monthly to hear a range of interesting and inspiring speakers and are very happy to welcome new members.
Tuesday 6th Oct to Tuesday 13th Oct, 2009
The BIG DRAW 2009 Competition
The theme for this year will be 'Wood' and all works entered will be shown in the Coliseum Gallery for a week. Open to all ages. There will be a family day of activities on Saturday 10th October.
October 16th to November 21st, 2009
'A Place Deserted' photograph by Paul White
These are photographs of old wild Wales; its varied landscapes and ruins that scatter the former county of Dyfed.
The exhibition includes images of ruined mansion houses and estates, often majestic in size and location. Also included are farmhouses and cottages and the explicit visual records of former industries, particularly mining areas such as Cwmystwyth, Cwmsymlog and Cwmrheidol
Paul White will give a talk on Friday 6th of November at 2.30 in the gallery.
November 27th 2009 to January 16th 2010
Fibre Art Wales was founded in 1999 by a group of professional artists working with fibre and/or related techniques. The group exists to promote their professional interests and stimulate public interest in new developments in this area of the visual arts.Fibre Art is a fine art expression that uses any flexible, linear material in a traditional textile process. It is not a new field, but it is an enduring one. Its roots can be traced back thousands of years to when mankind first discovered knotting techniques.