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The Contemporary Art Society and the Swindon Collection

19 July 2017 | 10.00 am - 26 August 2017 | 5.00 pm

| Free

Since 1947, the Contemporary Art Society has gifted more than 30 works of art to Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. This exhibition showcases their support and generosity by displaying a selection of these works. The exhibition features some of the most significant abstract paintings in the collection by Gillian Ayres, Terry Frost and Roger Hilton, alongside important modernist works by Patrick Hayman and Charles Blackman, and contemporary watercolours and ceramics given to Swindon in the 21st century.

This exhibition continues our celebration of the individuals and organisations whose generosity and guidance have helped create the Swindon Collection of Modern British Art. It follows an exhibition of works given to Swindon in the 1940s by HJP Bomford and a display of the Ron Sloman Gift, an ongoing donation of contemporary ceramics.

The Contemporary Art Society exists to encourage an appreciation and understanding of contemporary art by a wide audience and to donate works by important and new artists to museums and public galleries across the UK.


Gillian Ayres

Florestan, 1986

Oil on canvas

Presented to Swindon by the Contemporary Art Society, 1988


Below are talks associated with this exhibition. Please click on the links for more information.

Free Lunchtime Talk – Contemporary Art Society, Friday 11 August, 12.30pm-1.00pm


19 July 2017 | 10.00 am
26 August 2017 | 5.00 pm
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