Tours of Bangor University's art and ceramic collections

Date: 05/02/2020
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Guided tours of Bangor University’s art and ceramic collections will be held from February to April 2020.

The tour in March will be led by Prof Helen Wilcox from the School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics and will include readings of poetry relevant to the paintings as well as new poetry.

The aim is to raise awareness of these important collections in the University, with highlights including a mural by Edward Povey in Powis Hall, art and ceramics in the University’s Council Chamber Corridor and a chance to see and learn about works of art by other renowned artists such as Kyffin Williams, Brenda Chamberlain, Peter Prendergast and Frederick William Hayes.

The guided tours are part of a joint venture between Gwynedd Council and Bangor University to increase access to Bangor University’s museum collections. This will offer local residents and visitors a chance to enjoy and learn about the variety of objects on display.

The guided tours will start from the foyer of the Main Arts Building, College Road, Bangor at 11am on Saturday 15February, 7 March and 18April.

If you are interested in attending then booking is necessary as there is a maximum of 15 spaces per tour. To book your place, please contact Storiel by phoning 01248 353368 or email storiel@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

Image: A plate from Bangor University’s art and ceramic collection.