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Cross-Campus Collaboration for UWTSD Art Exhibition


Cross-campus collaboration will bring University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) postgraduate students from Carmarthen to Swansea for a fine art exhibition, opening this weekend.                                               

The exhibition, entitled ‘Sense of Place’, is open to the public free of charge from Saturday 25th January until Saturday 8th February in the Elysium Gallery in College Street, Swansea. The Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, 12pm until 5pm.

Three of the Gallery’s four directors are graduates of UWTSD Swansea and this new exhibition brings five MA fine art students from UWTSD in Carmarthen to the city.

The exhibits on show will include glass work and photography by Catherine Bowen-Jones, whose work is based on memories of her mothers’ watchful eyes through net curtains from her childhood home.

Sculpture is represented by Hugh Williams’ birds. Made with welded steel and found objects, Hugh captures the essence of birds using humorous, abstracted forms.

Small-scale oil paintings by Sarah Lees will represent wasteland with the use of dissolving, shifting lyrical forms and spots and dabs of light.

Landscape-inspired mixed-media paintings from Katie Vickers are made on-location using site-specific natural materials which are left to the will of the elements for transition.

Matthew Thomas will exhibit computer-generated images inspired by Middle Eastern geometric patterns.

‘A Sense of Place’ is supported by UWTSD, the Arts Council of Wales, and Swansea Council for Voluntary Service.

Note to Editor

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was established in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 the Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University.

The University’s Royal Charter 1828 is the oldest in Wales, and it is third behind Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH Prince of Wales is the Patron of the University.

On 1 August, 2013 Coleg Sir Gâr merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Group, however they will keep their own brand. Coleg Ceredigion merged with the Group on 1 January 2014.

Further Information

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