EuroVisions: Wales through the Eyes of European Visitors, 1750–2015

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  • Rita Singer(Curator) (Curator)
    Prifysgol Bangor | Bangor University
Type Exhibition
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWelsh Government
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
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Abstract

For centuries, continental Europeans have come to Wales for numerous reasons. During the Romantic period some came seeking a rural idyll, whilst others in the Victorian era travelled as industrial spies; and during times of war many refugees escaped to Wales to find shelter from persecution. The exhibited artwork by numerous European artists shows Wales in its many facets, ranging from idyllic landscapes to industrial centres and portraits of the people living in Wales.

EuroVisions was open to the public at Ceredigion Museum in Aberystwyth from 11 July to 27 September 2015. Aside from an interactive and child-friendly exhibition, there were also free public talks and activities for all members of the community. The exhibition has been on show at Swansea Museum, 16 October 2015 to 24 January 2016, before travelling to its final run at Storiel, Bangor, 9 April to 2 July 2016.

Keywords

  • Wales, Europe, Fine Arts, Romanticism, Age of Industry, Modernism, Contemporary art, exhibition