Aberystwyth Arts Centre

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The award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre is the largest and busiest arts centre in Wales, with a wide-ranging programme of events and activities across all art forms. It is recognised as a national centre for arts development. We welcome over 500,000 visitors a year through our doors, including over 72,000 attendances to our unique community arts and education programme.

The Arts Centre is a department of the University of Wales Aberystwyth, and sits at the heart of the university's campus, with stunning views over the town of Aberystwyth and along the coastline of Cardigan Bay.

In 2000 the Arts Centre completed a major £4.3 million redevelopment project which was largely funded by the National Lottery. We now have facilities unrivalled throughout much of the UK - and are recognised as a 'national flagship for the arts'.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Gallery 1 - Oriel 1
Mon-Wed - 10am-5pm, Thurs - Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 1pm-5pm

Box Office / Swyddfa Docynnau
Mon - Sat 10am - 8pm Llun - Sadwrn
Sun - 12pm - 5pm Sul

Craft Shop / Siop Gwaith Crefft a Dylunio
Mon - Sat 10am - 8pm Llun - Sadwrn
Sun - 12pm - 5.30pm Sul

Bookshop / Siop Llyfrau
Mon - Sat 10am - 8pm Llun - Sadwrn
Sun - 12pm - 5.30pm Sul

Piazza Café / Caffi'r Piazza
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm Llun - Gwener
Closed Saturday and Sunday / Ar gau Dydd Sadwrn a Dydd Sul

Café / Caffi
Mon - Sat 10am - 8pm Llun - Sadwrn
Sun - 12pm - 5pm Sul

Hot food served 12-2pm, & 5-7.30pm
Bwyd twym ar gael 12-2pm & 5-7.30pm

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Philip Eglin

  • 20 June — 9 August 2015 *on now

Philip Eglin makes ceramics that often reference British ceramic traditions and include motifs of contemporary culture. He will be making new work in response to the Welsh and English slipware in the Aberystwyth University Ceramic Collection.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk/exhibitions/philip-eglin

Amanda Jackson: To Build a Home

  • 25 July — 19 September 2015 *on now

Amanda Jackson captures the day-to-day activities of the community of the Lammas Tir Y Gafel Eco Village in Pembrokeshire. The photographs show the diversity of a community life where minimal ecological impact is a priority. Whilst freedom to explore nature is clearly nurtured, in photographs such as “YouTube Friday” we see how the members of the community are embracing modern day technology but in a sustainable way, using hydro-electricity. Sometimes contradictory, often humorous, these photographs evoke a timelessness while capturing a growing modern movement.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk/exhibitions/amanda-jackson-build-home

Artist Rooms: Robert Mapplethorpe

  • 7 August — 7 November 2015

For its first project with ARTIST ROOMS, Aberystwyth Arts Centre will present an exhibition of Robert Mapplethorpe’s photography. Mapplethorpe is recognised as one of the key artists of the late 20th century and the Centre is delighted to be able to bring this outstanding collection of his work to its audiences. Encompassing self portraits and portraits from throughout the artist’s career, as well as a selection of still life works, the exhibition will allow audiences in Wales to experience something of the quality and the range of Mapplethorpe’s extraordinary oeuvre.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an innovative learning and participation programme to engage and develop audiences throughout the showing period, which will include events instigated and directed by young people from the area.

Website

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/other-venues/display/robert-mapplethorpe-aberystwyth-arts-centre

We Are All Born Free

  • 8 August — 3 October 2015

An unique collection of pictures for children that illustrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Artists from all over the world have offered their personal interpretation of the Articles in the Declaration, making them easy to understand for anyone aged 6 and over. This exhibition is promoted by Amnesty International.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk/exhibitions/amanda-jackson-build-home

Aberystwyth Arts Centre
The University of Wales
Penglais Hill
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 3DE
Wales

Website

www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk

Telephone

01970 622882

Fax

01970 622883

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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