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Hit repeat: Prints from the Swindon Collection of Modern British Art

19th Jul 2019

Printmaking can take many forms, from lithographs to etchings to woodcuts and even digital prints.

This exhibition brings together a selection of prints from Swindon’s Collection, so visitors can explore this vital and engaging art form for themselves. The exhibition includes work by Allen Jones, Basil Beattie, Christopher Nevinson and Katherine Jones.

Image: Basil Beattie, Juggler II, 1987, Lithograph, Gift in Tribute to Meryl Ainslie, 2018

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road Swindon SN1 4BA

Cost: Free

Happening Today, 19th Jul 2019
Artist and Model: Portraits, Self-Portraits and Figure Studies from the Swindon Collection

Location: Swindon Museum and Art GalleryBath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

The relationship between artist and model is one of the most powerful dynamics in art.

This exhibition explores that relationship through a series of portraits and figure studies, examining both artist and sitter. As well as celebrating the ability of the artist to capture their sitter, this exhibition will reconsider the importance of the sitter as muse, inspiration, antagonist and confidante.

The exhibition includes paintings, drawings and prints by Frank Auerbach, John Bellany, Gwen John and RB Kitaj.

 

Infocus Stitching: Great Western Embroiderers respond to Swindon’s historic photography collections

Location: Swindon Museum and Art GalleryBath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

This spring, members of Swindon’s renowned Great Western Embroiders will present a new exhibition of embroidery and textiles inspired by old photographs of Swindon.

For the past year, members have been exploring Swindon’s rich photographic history and creating challenging and inspiring new work.

The exhibition includes examples of photography, cameras and photographic equipment from the museum’s own collections.

Images © Kathy and Jane

Uncanny: Realism and Fantasy in Modern Ceramics

Location: Swindon Museum and Art GalleryBath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

Ceramics that beguile, ceramics that bewitch… this exhibition celebrates the most unusual and unsettling ceramics in Swindon’s collection of modern British Art.

Ceramic artists can manipulate clay to create rippling surfaces, soft flowing shapes, or knife sharp edges. Ceramics can be inspired by dreams and nightmares. This exhibition explores the subversive side of contemporary ceramic art.

The exhibition features modern and contemporary ceramics by Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, Fenella Elms, Laurence Simon, Patricia Volk, Ben Arnup and Grayson Perry.

Town and Country: Images of Swindon

Location: Swindon Museum and Art GalleryBath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

This exhibition explores some of the wonderful depictions of Swindon and its countryside that can be found in Swindon’s Collection of Modern British Art.

The exhibition includes works by David Rolt, Harold Dearden, Janet Boulton and Randolph Schwabe.

The exhibition is a walk down memory lane and reveals just how much the area has changed since the early 20th century.

Free Lunchtime Talk - Artist and Model & Town and Country

Location: Swindon Museum and Art GalleryBath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 12:30 - 13:00

Cost: Free

Artist and Model explores portraits from our collection, while Town and Country shares some of our favourite images of Swindon.

Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of our exhibitions before they finish on Saturday 20th July.

Lunchtime talks start at 12.30pm in the Art Gallery and last for approximately 30 minutes.