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Books in the main collection within the subject of Creative Arts can be located on the first floor of the library at the Carmarthen campus. It is important to search the library Catalogue to identify the collection and the call number of the required item. Some relevant Classmark for Creative Arts are listed below:

006 Computer software
391 Costume and personal appearance

Sewing and clothing

677 Textiles

Fine and decorative arts

701 Philosophy and theory of art
709 Art History
730 Plastic arts, sculpture
731 Processes, forms and subjects of sculpture
736 Carving and carvings
738 Ceramic arts
739 Art metalwork
740 Drawing and decorative arts
742 Perspective
745 Decorative arts
746 Textile arts
749 Furniture and accessories
750 Painting and paintings
751 Techniques, equipment, forms
752 Colour
757 Human figures and their parts
759 Painting: history, persons
760 Graphic arts: printmaking and prints
770 General photography
771 Photography: techniques, equipment, materials
776 Digital art
778 Fields and kinds of photography
779 Photographs

E-books can accessed via the library and learning resources Catalogue and the E-Book Collections

The print journals for Creative Arts are located on the ground floor in the Carmarthen library.  Journals are arranged alphabetically according to their title.  Some relevant journals are listed below.  Many of our journals are also available electronically.

All Journals are for reference only.

A selection of full text e-journals as well as the indexes and abstracts are available via the library and learning resources. Many of our e-resources require you to login using your University IT account.

To search for full text e-journal articles by subject you can go to the library catalogue. Some useful e-journal collections for Creative Arts are:

A selection of full-text journals, as well as the indexes and abstracts for others, are available via the Library and Learning Resources.

To search for full text e-journal articles by subject you can the catalogue by subject. Some useful e-resources for Creative Arts are:


Some websites you may find useful are:

Arts Council of Wales

The official body for funding and development of the Arts in Wales.

Association for Contemporary Jewellery

A professional organisation for jewellers, designers, students and others.  The website provides access to images, news and information about events and aims to promote and develop contemporary jewellery in the UK.

Axis: the Online Resource for Contemporary Art

A free online service providing access to profiles of professional artists and curators, interviews, discussions, art news, debates and showcases the artists to watch.

British Museum Images

A searchable collection of images including ceramics, sculpture, prints, drawings, and paintings.

Ceramic Collection; Aberystwyth University

Images and information about the ceramics display in the Arts Centre at Aberystwyth University.

Commons at Flickr

A collaborative effort between a variety of institutions to make the world's public photography available from one place.

Courtauld Institute of Art

The Courtauld Institute is renowned for its collections of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings and these as well as other collections are browsable on the website with a selection of images and educational films available to view.

Craft Council

The research and information section of the website provides access to research reports, blogs, conference proceedings and online discussion groups with links to academic research centres and major public sector research agencies.


G39 is an artist-run gallery in the centre of Cardiff.  It offers a wide-ranging programme from major exhibitions and formal symposia to experimental projects and intimate events. In addition to the gallery programme, g39 also works in offsite locations for individual projects. The organisation also runs Wales Artist Resource Programme – WARP - an open-access resource and training space for artists.


Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery aims to inspire people through experience and enjoyment of art, past and present, encouraging engagement through the many creative opportunities in order to explore today's culture with forward-looking values, and to enrich and support the future regeneration of our city.


ICE (Institute of Contemporary Art)

Founded in 1946 the ICA supports radical art and culture through a vibrant programme of exhibitions, films, events, talks and debates.  The ICA challenges perceived notions and stimulates debate, experimentation, creativity and exchange with visitors and has been at the forefront of cultural experimentation since its formation.


LIFE photo archive hosted by Google

Millions of photographs dating from the 18th century onwards and made available for the first time


Satatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery is a London gallery for contemporary art, opened by Charles Saatchi in 1985 in order to exhibit his collection to the public.


Seprentine Galleries

Championing new ideas in contemporary art since it opened in 1970, the Serpentine has presented pioneering exhibitions of 2,263 artists over 45 years, showing a wide range of work from emerging practitioners to the most internationally recognised artists and architects of our time.


Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames. Created in 1951 for the Festival of Britain, Southbank Centre draws on its heritage as a festival site, with art and activities inside and outside.

Tate Online

Brings together all of the Tate galleries.  Contains information about exhibitions and collections as well as an image library.

University of Leeds International Textiles Archive

This archive aims to collect, preserve and document textiles from around the world largely for academic purposes.  The website allows you to search the collections and view images and descriptions.


The "world's greatest museum of Art and Design", there are collections of both ceramics and jewellery.  The website provides information about collections, images and a search facility.

vads: the Online Resource for Visual Arts

Contains a searchable collection of over 100,000 images, free to use and copyright cleared for use in education.


White Cube

White Cube is a contemporary commercial art gallery owned by Jay Jopling with two branches in London: Mason's Yard in central London and Bermondsey in South East London, one in Hong Kong and one in São Paulo. The gallery became famous curating Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn and other internationally recognised artists.