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New Acquisitions

Wednesday, 28 March | 10.00 am - Saturday, 1 September | 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

An Uneasy Peace: British Art between the Wars

Thursday, 19 April | 2.30 pm - Thursday, 23 August | 5.00 pm
Innovation and tradition, harmony and tension: the interwar period was an important time for modern British art.

The Phelps Bequest

Thursday, 19 April | 2.30 pm - Thursday, 23 August | 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.

Timeless Secrets – Ceramic Artists in Their Own Words

Wednesday, 25 April | 10.00 am - Saturday, 14 July | 5.00 pm
“Pottery has its own language and inherent laws, and words have theirs, and neither can be bound by the other. Nevertheless a certain amount of translation and interpretation is possible.” Bernard Leach

Transport: Seven Swindon Stories

Wednesday, 16 May | 10.00 am - Saturday, 1 September | 5.00 pm
Swindon has always been a town of making and moving. From canals and trams, through to trains, planes and cars, this is a town that’s always on the go.

Crafty Roman Workshop

Wednesday, 30 May | 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm
Come and get Crafty like a Roman at our drop-in workshop, to celebrate our beautifully refreshed Archaeology Gallery!

50 Finds from Wiltshire by Richard Henry

Thursday, 31 May | 7.25 pm - 8.30 pm
Richard Henry is the Finds Liaison Officer for Wiltshire and records archaeological material made by members of the public.

Free Lunchtime Talk: Lord Methuen’s The Port of Bristol and the Phelps Bequest

Friday, 8 June | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of our new exhibition, the Phelps Bequest, with a special focus on Lord Methuen’s painting of the Port of Bristol.

Free Lunchtime Talk: Julian Trevelyan’s The Potteries and Art between the Wars

Friday, 6 July | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of our exhibition, Art Between the Wars , with a special focus on Julian Trevelyan’s 1938 painting, The Potteries.

Fractures: Texture and Fragility in Modern Ceramics

Wednesday, 25 July | 10.00 am - Saturday, 24 November | 5.00 pm
This exhibition explores Swindon’s collection of modern ceramics through ideas of texture and fragility. It brings together challenging ceramic sculpture by Ian Auld, Gordon Baldwin, Ben Arnup and Sara Radstone.

Free Lunchtime Talk: Ben Nicholson’s Composition in Black and White, and Art between the Wars

Friday, 3 August | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of our exhibition, Art Between the Wars, with a special focus on Ben Nicholson’s ground breaking abstract work, Composition in Black and White, 1933.

Art Gallery Closure: Exhibition Changeover

Thursday, 23 August | 5.00 pm - Wednesday, 12 September | 10.00 am
From 5pm on Thursday 23 August – Wednesday 12 September 2018.  Re-opening on Wednesday 12 September with Cicatrix: The Scar of  Healed Wound and Art and Conflict: Works from the Swindon Collection. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Art and Conflict: Works from the Swindon Collection

Wednesday, 12 September | 10.00 am - Saturday, 1 December | 5.00 pm
Art and Conflict brings together paintings and drawings from the Swindon collection which reflect on war and conflict.

Cicatrix: The Scar of a Healed Wound

Wednesday, 12 September | 10.00 am - Saturday, 1 December | 5.00 pm
Cicatrix (meaning: the scar of a healed wound) is a centenary project which reflects the story of Wiltshire during World War I. It is a contemporary art exhibition incorporating installation, drawing and films, by Prudence Maltby, Susan Francis and Henny Burnett.

The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry: A History

19 September 2018 | 10.00 am - 5 January 2019 | 5.00 pm
The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry was founded in 1794 to help protect the county during the Napoleonic Wars. Today it lives on as part of the Royal Wessex Yeomanry.
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