Press Releases 2016

UWTSD hosts Community Student Art Exhibition in Lampeter

24.08.2016

University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Lampeter campus is proud to be hosting a Community Student Art Exhibition as part of the Ceredigion Art Trail this year. The event takes place from Monday, August 22 to Saturday, August 27 from 10am to 3pm each day.

Work from UWTSD’s Faculty of Art and Design, Coleg Ceredigion, and from a variety of community artists from Lampeter and the surrounding area, will be showcased as part of the event. Venues include the Victoria Hall, UWTSD's Roderic Bowen library (on the Lampeter campus), and displays can also be seen in shops and cafes in the town.

Lindsey Gilroy, Business Development Officer at UWTSD Lampeter said: “The idea to participate in the Ceredigion Art trail this year by holding a community student art exhibition came from various community members who regularly exhibit art in locations around Lampeter. Lampeter has a strong history of art and textile production, and there is a huge enthusiasm for art here. This exhibition has seen members of the community coming together with students from Coleg Ceredigion and the UWTSD Faculty of Art and Design to develop an inclusive, all ability- all ages art display. The Chamber of Trade has been very supportive and many shops, cafes and the library are all participating by allowing artists to display their works in the windows and on the walls throughout the week. We hope many people will come to visit the exhibitions in Victoria Hall and our Roderic Bowen reading room on the campus, and then wander the streets of Lampeter to observe the high-quality range of art on display next week! We hope that this will be the first of many art exhibitions in the town and we will repeat the exhibition next year as part of the Ceredigion Art Trail.”

Lindsey said the exhibition can be seen in multiple locations around Lampeter. “So we encourage you to start at Victoria Hall, go along to the Roderic Bowen Library on the campus to see the special exhibition of modern Islamic art by Stefan Samociuk, and then walk around the different sites. Why not make a day of it! Start at Victoria Hall, Bryn Rd, Lampeter SA48 7EE to collect a map and brochure.”

Shops and cafes taking part include:

• The Mulberry Bush

• The Print Photo Shop

• The Mustard Seed

• The Steffan Vets

• Our Style shop

• Number 46

• Eryl Jones Insurance

• Calico Kate

• Library

• 78 Bridge Street

• Compass

• Welsh Quilt Centre

The Lampeter exhibition trail also includes an amazing exhibition of art in the Roderic Bowen Reading room Prime Patterns by artist Stefan Samociuk.

Lindsey Gilroy adds: “A voyage into the signature geometries of prime numbers is also accompanied by some of the ancient artefacts held by the library including a 500 year old Koran and other historical religious manuscripts.

“The Art exhibition is also being supported by the children of the Seren Day nursery in Lampeter, based on the University’s Lampeter campus. The children have contributed to the exhibition in Victoria Hall and in the town library, and have thoroughly enjoyed visiting the exhibition and seeing the range of work.”

Artist Camilla Calder, who is taking part in the event said: “This is a rare opportunity to exhibit an enormous variety of art work - all within walking distance in the market town of Lampeter. To pull together so many talented artists in one place is exceptional and we hope there will be support with people coming to view the work.”

Bronwen Powell added: “My work is a celebration of Wales in the summer, and is mostly figurative, painting in oils, acrylic and mixed media. I also love to draw and sculpt. It seems to me that our area is recognising and realising its unique potential. One example this summer is UWTSD and the town's joint welcome and celebration of their student and local artistic talent.”

 

Further Information

Contact Sian-Elin Davies

01267 676908 / 07449 998476