UWTSD's Swansea College of Art Summer Shows 2017


Michael Sheen is supporting students from University of Wales Trinity Saint David's Swansea College of Art as they make final preparations for their summer exhibition series which open on Friday 19 May. The exhibitions will showcase the graduate work of students from a wide range of degree courses as part of their final assessments. After being shown in Swansea, the exhibitions will then travel to London where they will be displayed in venues and exhibitions around the city.

Michael Sheen with summer shows catalogue

The school will put on seven exhibitions altogether, including illustration, advertising and brand design, photography and fine art, graphic design, film and digital television, and an exhibition that comprises the work of students undertaking design degrees including surface pattern design, product design, automotive and transport design, glass, animation, and games design.

The exhibitions will then make their way to London where they will be shown at New Designers, an annual industry event that brings together design professionals from all over the UK. Photography students will also see their work exhibited at the Copeland Gallery in Peckham.

Professor Ian Walsh, Dean of Art and Design, said: "Swansea College of Art’s season of summer shows is an established British cultural institution. For over 160 years the College has exhibited the very best young talent from our range of leading art, design and media courses. This summer’s showcase is our biggest by far and promises to be a real celebration of our graduates' creativity and hard work.” 

The exhibitions mark the end of another excellent year for UWTSD Swansea College of Art. The college saw the welcome return of Swansea Animation Days (SAND2017) where they welcomed among other speakers, graduate Ryan Morgan who was recently part of the Oscar-winning team behind The Jungle Book. Students from BA Surface Pattern Design won three-month paid internships at global brand H&M headquarters in Stockholm where they will be spending the coming summer working with design teams for the company. Film and digital television students organised a film festival called Swansea Film that received entries from film-makers worldwide and brought together a wide range of young film makers. 

Details of each exhibition are given below. If you require any further information, please contact artanddesign@uwtsd.ac.uk

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Swansea Exhibitions 

Swansea Grand Theatre SA1 3QJ
Private View: (Friday 5 May 7pm)
Open to public: Sat 6 May – Monday 15 May – 9.30am –5pm
**Also Dynevor Campus 4th Floor for the duration of the Exhibition Festival

Advertising and Brand Design
Unit Nineteen, Little Wind Street SA1 1ED. 
Private View: Friday 5th May from 6pm – 10pm.
Open to the public: Saturday 6th May and Sunday 7th May from 10am – 5pm.
**Also Dynevor Campus 6th Floor for the duration of the Exhibition Festival. Open to public: Saturday 20 May – 2 June – 9.30am –5pm

Photography & Fine Art

Private View 19th May 6pm 
Open to public: Saturday 20 May –2 June – 9.30am –5pm
Dynevor Campus SA1 3EU 

Product Design, Automotive/Transport Design, Surface Pattern Design, Glass, A&D Foundation, Animation and Games Design
ALEX Road Campus SA1 5DU
Private View: Saturday 20 May 3.00pm
Open to public: Monday 22 May –9 June – 9.30am –5pm

Graphic Design
Swansea Grand Theatre SA1 3QJ
Private View: Saturday 20 May 5.30pm
Open to public: Monday 22 May – Wednesday 31st May – 9.30am –5pm

Volcano & Ragged School 

Private View: Saturday 20 May 
Open to public: Monday 22 May –26 May 

Film & Digital TV
Taliesin (23rd May) SA2 8PZ
Film lab Dynevor 20th May SA1 3EU 
Open to public: Monday 22 May –9 June – 9.30am –5pm


Industry day 26th May

Product Design, Automotive/Transport Design, Surface Pattern Design, Glass

Applicant Day please contact artanddesign@uwtsd.ac.uk

School/Collage Visit Day 24th May please contact artanddesign@uwtsd.ac.uk for details and to book.

London Exhibitions 


Further Information

For further information, please email: press@uwtsd.ac.uk