The Edith Eleanor: Chosen for the Aberystwyth Printmakers Collector's Club. View the print at The Aberystwyth Printmakers Workshop in The Old College from 8th December and can be ordered by contacting Paul Croft. See details below.
This work is inspired by a journey. In 2011 I travelled from New Mexico to San Francisco.
At Bandelier, where Pueblo Indians once lived in chalk caves. The only way to access their dwellings was by climbing long wooden ladders. Ascending these precarious structures led to thoughts about achieving status and security in a delicate and fragile world.
Whilst visiting these ancient Native American sites, National Parks and crossing numerous oil fields various themes kept emerging. Memories of this journey are fading.
Etchings and other printed works will be produced in the Aberystwyth workshop this year. 2013
Collaborations: Aberystwyth Paper Press Print is a portfolio celebrating the diversity of printmaking from traditional to digital. Each of the 30 professional artists, staff and students participating in this project have had contact with the print studio at The School of Art Aberystwyth between 2000-2012.
Artists have been encouraged to be experimental and processes include combination of print media, traditional and digital processes, hybrid prints as well as more inter-disciplinary activity such as prints developing from photography, film and video. Artists were also asked to reflect upon their own practice and to produce a print that is representative of their current work. More information here
We Spirited Creatures Ceramic Gallery, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, October 29th 2011 to January 29th 2012
An exhibition containing ceramics, taxidermy, skin and bones. Where would you find a wolf wearing sunglasses, a ram wearing earings and an owl with a monocle?
I have always been interested in expression and body language, gesture and communication, particularly in relation to animal behaviour. As a display designer I have worked with objects most of my life. My job involves telling people about the past. Part of displaying objects in a museum is about relating the stories that go with them. I wanted these animals to meet each other and start having conversations, but without putting the words into their mouths. I wanted people to imagine what they might say to each other.
There was an opportunity to hear the artists and others discuss this exhibition on Friday December 2nd 2011 at a symposium in Aberystwyth Art Centre Cinema, 11am-4pm. This was a free event and sound recordings of the speakers are available from Louise Chennell, Ceramic Archive, Aberystwyth University, School of Art, Buarth Mawr, SY23 1NG. Or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Evans collects and displays objects. This is what he has done for most of his working life. Designing displays and juxtaposing historic artefacts in a museum context is both challenging and interesting.
Mae Evans yn casglu ac yn arddangos gwrthrychau. Dyma’r hyn y mae wedi’i wneud yn ystod y rhan fwyaf o’i fywyd gweithiol. Mae cynllunio arddangosfeydd a gosod arte actau hanesyddol ochr yn ochr mewn amgueddfa yn her ac yn ddiddorol.