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Pioneers: Highlights from the Swindon Collection of Studio Ceramics

28 November 2017 | 10.00 am - 14 April 2018 | 5.00 pm
From Bernard Leach to Grayson Perry, this exhibition celebrates the ceramic artists who broke the mould. Bringing together the most significant modern and contemporary ceramic artists in our collection, it highlights the diversity and excitement of ceramics.

Paper: Drawings, prints and works on paper from the Swindon Collection

29 November 2017 | 10.00 am - 14 April 2018 | 5.00 pm
Works on paper are some of the most fascinating examples of modern art. This exhibition features drawings, watercolours and prints by modern and contemporary artists and demonstrates the huge range of effects that can be created using paper and imagination.

The Euston Road School: Radical Realism

Wednesday, 31 January | 12.00 pm - Saturday, 14 April | 5.00 pm
Between 1937 and 1939, the artists of the Euston Road School created rejected abstraction in favour of realist art and everyday subjects.

Archaeology Gallery Closure – Gallery Refresh

Saturday, 17 February | 5.00 pm - Tuesday, 3 April | 10.00 am
A gallery refresh will be undertaken in the Archaeology Gallery from 5pm on Saturday 17th February.  The Gallery will re-open on Tuesday 3rd April.

A Century of Community Life in Eastcott

Wednesday, 14 March | 10.00 am - Saturday, 5 May | 5.00 pm
Eastcott is one of the most historically rich areas of Swindon, with a proud history of community organisations and celebrations. This exhibition by Eastcott Community Organisation shares and celebrates their project exploring Eastcott’s heritage.

New Acquisitions

Wednesday, 28 March | 10.00 am - Saturday, 14 April | 5.00 pm
An unexpected space has come free in the Art Gallery so we thought we’d display some new acquisitions.  These include seven works on paper by two of Britain’s most fascinating contemporary female artists

Berlin, Beuys and the Bader-Meinhof: a Beginner’s Guide to Modern German Art by Sophie Cummings

Thursday, 29 March | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Modern German art is responsible for some of the most fascinating artists and controversial art works of the last fifty years.

Eggciting Easter Family Workshop

Saturday, 31 March | 10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Join us this Easter at SMAG for our Eggciting Easter workshop! Come along to create your own eggcellent Easter card & decorate an Easter basket to make a home for your chick! 

Bouncing Bunny Family Workshop

Wednesday, 4 April | 10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Join us at SMAG this Easter holiday to see if the Bouncing Bunny can catch the carrot! 

Blooming Brilliant Family Workshop

Thursday, 5 April | 10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Join us for our Blooming Brilliant workshop! You can create your own blooming beautiful blooms in all the colours of the rainbow!

Colourful Creeping Caterpillar Family Workshop

Thursday, 12 April | 10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Come and create colourful creeping Caterpillars in our fun family Easter workshop!  Create your colourful pompom crafted caterpillar and then make him somewhere to live!

New Acquisitions – Free Lunchtime Talk

Friday, 13 April | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our curator for a free lunchtime talk which focuses on some of our newest acquisitions!

Art Gallery Closed – Exhibition Changeover

Saturday, 14 April | 5.00 pm - Wednesday, 25 April | 10.00 am
The Art Gallery will be closed from 5pm on Saturday 14 April and will re-open on Wednesday 25 April

An Uneasy Peace: British Art between the Wars

Wednesday, 25 April | 10.00 am - Saturday, 1 September | 5.00 pm
Innovation and tradition, harmony and tension: the interwar period was an important time for modern British art.

The Phelps Bequest

Wednesday, 25 April | 10.00 am - Saturday, 1 September | 5.00 pm
This exhibition brings together some of the paintings, drawings and prints given to Swindon Museum and Art Gallery by local man Fred Phelps, during the 1940s and 1950s.
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