A series of tours of Bangor University’s art and ceramic collections

One of the University's collection of paintings by Bangor artist, Brenda Chamberlain.One of the University's collection of paintings by Bangor artist, Brenda Chamberlain.Guided tours of Bangor University’s Art and Ceramic Collections will be held between June and September. The aim is to raise awareness of these important collections, 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 arts by other renowned artists such as Kyffin Williams, Brenda Chamberlain, Peter Prendergast and Frederick William Hayes.

As well as the general tours that will be held in June and August there will be an opportunity to attend tours led by specialist guest tour leaders. In July, artist Jeremy Yates will lead tours on the subject of ‘The Art of Giving’, concentrating on sections of the collection. In September, David Roberts, the former registrar of the University, will lead tours on ‘ “A Lasting Monument” : the design and history of the University’s Main Building’.

The guided tours are part of a joint venture with Gwynedd Council to increase access to Bangor University’s hidden museum collections as part of the “Engaging Collections: Widening Access to Gwynedd’s Heritage” project that is partly funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund. This will offer local residents and visitors a chance to enjoy and learn about the vast variety of objects on display.

A previous tour stops in the Powis Hall to appreciate Ed Povey's Hall of Illusions mural.A previous tour stops in the Powis Hall to appreciate Ed Povey's Hall of Illusions mural.The guided tours will start from the foyer of the Main Arts Building, College Road, Bangor on Monday 20th June and on Saturdays 30th July, 13th August and 24th September.  English tours will be held 11.00am-12.00pm and Welsh tours 12:30pm-1:30pm on these days.

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 353 368 or email storiel@gwynedd.gov.uk

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Publication date: 8 June 2016