School of Art
Art on the TownIn addition to the School of Art Galleries, visitors to Aberystwyth will find a combination of national treasures on regular display alongside a lively and varied programme of touring exhibitions. Several years ago its four main venues—the School of Art, National Library of Wales, Ceredigion Museum and Aberystwyth Arts Centre—formed the group Art on the Town to discuss exhibition programmes and collaborative ventures. All venues are within easy reach of one another by road, public transport or by foot.
As well as the galleries in the Edward Davies Building, our collection of studio ceramics is housed and displayed in the Ceramics Gallery at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on the University campus. The Arts Centre is the main regional arts venue for mid and west Wales and hosts changing exhibitions in five individual exhibition spaces, as well as a theatre, concert hall, craftshop, cafe and bookshop.
Abeystwyth Arts Centre
The National Library of Wales is one of Britain's five copyright libraries and houses many national treasures including medieval manuscripts, early maps and books. The Library also houses an important collection of Welsh paintings, drawings, prints and photographs, which are available for research and displayed in changing exhibitions. The Library hosts touring shows as well as curating its own exhibitions.
National Library of Wales
Many items of local interest are on permanent display at Ceredigion Museum, which is housed in a beautifully restored Edwardian Music Hall. As well as its own fine collection of paintings, changing displays and touring exhibitions show the best in contemporary Welsh art.