Swansea College of Art Students Exhibit at the Welsh Assembly

21.01.2016

An exhibition of artworks by students and recent graduates from the University of Wales trinity Saint David’s (UWTSD) Swansea College of Art is taking place at the Welsh Assembly.‌

Reimagined Spaces is being exhibited at the Welsh Assembly’s Ty Hywel building in Cardiff Bay from January to April 2016. The exhibition thematically ‌considers the physical and symbolic connotations of landscape and environment.

Reimagined Spaces incorporates an exploration of deterritorialised spaces and a contemporary approach to Welsh landscape painting through the innovative use of materials taken directly from the landscape, materials such as soil, copper, shale and chalk that create tangible links to specific locations.

It includes several artworks that reflect upon perceptions of the physical and cultural landscape of Wales. These artworks include representations of organic materials produced using digital technologies and a re-imagining of the daffodil; a deconstructionist re-imagining that attempts to establish a 21st Century response to the concept of cultural symbolism.

The artworks that form this exhibition have emerged from a sustained relationship with physical and conceptual materials that reflect the perceptual and cognitive processes with which Swansea College of Art students are engaged.

Reimagined Spaces includes works by Hannah Downing, Claire Francis, Donna Rae Jones, Scott Mackenzie, Myles Mansfield, Leah Meredith, Elliot Mudd and Jax Robinson.