Aberystwyth University School of Art Gallery and Museum

School of Art Building
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The School of Art promotes its art collection as a public resource. It offers primary research material for public reference and in its galleries a regular programme of public exhibitions from the Collection as well as providing a venue for prestigious touring exhibitions, works by invited artists, staff and students of the School of Art. The Collection makes an invaluable contribution to the teaching and research activities of the School.

All collections are available to the public in addition to being used for teaching and research. In the School’s galleries there are changing exhibitions from the Collection, touring shows and exhibitions by invited artists. All artefacts are accessible for study by appointment.

The University Museum was founded in 1876; in time it outgrew its space and the material was devolved to individual departments who formed and developed their own collections. The Art and Crafts Museum was established in 1918 and has since been administered by the Department of Art. The School of Art Gallery and Museum and the Ceramics Gallery, as we are renamed, are now both Accredited Museums.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Mon - Fri 10:00-17:00

Closed: Sat, Sun
Easter, Christmas, New Year

Admission charges


Getting there


Our superb collection of 20th century British ceramics from pioneer studio pottery to contemporary, together with Welsh slipware and porcelain, is housed and displayed in the Ceramics Gallery at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on the University campus. The School of Art houses other ceramic collections that are available for study by appointment, most notably 18th-century British Delft, Art Pottery, and Japanese ceramics that include Satsuma and Bizenware.

Collection details

World Cultures, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Coins and Medals, Archives

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Richard Cox Indian Stepwells photograph


  • 12 October — 20 November 2015

Richard Cox has engaged in art practice for many years while thoroughly involved in all aspects of curatorship, teaching and arts administration. His fascinations are many and varied: the rich visual cultures of India, American car design, Japanese temple architecture, WWII German vast concrete submarine pens, Roman amphitheatres, the weaponry of the Japanese and Norwegian whaling industry – all have influenced the developments of Richard's work in equally diverse media, including painting, book design, etching, drawing and photography.

Richard Cox has designed a catalogue ‘FIFTEEN SIXTYNINE’ to accompany the exhibition containing essays by Michael Organ, Christopher Webster and the artist.

Suitable for

  • Any age
People walking down Regents Street London 1920s

F C Dixon and Colleagues

  • 30 November 2015 — 15 January 2016

Frederick Clifford Dixon (1902-1992) studied printmaking at the Royal College of Art between 1924 and 1928. His great nieces, Suzy Williams and Sally Taylor have catalogued, restored and reprinted some of the original plates with the help of Martin Ridgwell, Master Printmaker and Fellow of the Royal Society of Printmakers and Watercolourists. This exhibition features 13 of Dixon’s intricate etchings of British urban and rural life and 23 prints by his contemporaries at the RCA, acquired by exchange and gift including, Evelyn Gibbs, Edgar Ainsworth and Marion Adnams. Some of the reprinted etchings by Dixon are available for sale.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Getting there


Aberystwyth University School of Art Gallery and Museum
Aberystwyth University
School of Art
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG




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01970 622 460


01970 622 461

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