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Fractures: Texture and Fragility in Modern Ceramics

Wednesday, 1 August | 11.00 am - Saturday, 24 November | 4.30 pm
Porcelain is used to create some of the world’s most beautiful, versatile and fragile ceramics. It has traditionally been used to create the finest dinner and tea services as it can be richly decorated and can withstand high temperatures.

Art and Conflict: Works from the Swindon Collection

Wednesday, 12 September | 11.00 am - Saturday, 1 December | 4.30 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 | 11.00 am - Saturday, 1 December | 4.30 pm
Cicatrix is a centenary project which reflects the story of Wiltshire during World War I. It is a contemporary art exhibition  by Prudence Maltby, Susan Francis and Henny Burnett

The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry: A History

19 September 2018 | 11.00 am - 19 January 2019 | 4.30 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.  This exhibition explores the regiment’s rich history

Cicatrix – Walk and Talk

Thursday, 27 September | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Cicatrix artists Henny Burnett, Susan Francis, Prudence Maltby and Caro Williams are joined by Katie Ackrill in a lively ‘walk and talk’ around their exhibition at SM&AG.

Magnificent Medals Workshop

Saturday, 6 October | 11.00 am - 1.00 pm
Make a medal to wear with pride, like soldiers from WWi.  Then make a second one to give to someone you think deserves a medal!

Free Lunchtime Talk – Art and Conflict

Friday, 19 October | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of our Art and Conflict exhibition. Discover how artists have depicted peace and conflict in their art while learning more about Swindon’s remarkable collection of modern British art.

Annual General Meeting + Talk by Jessy Price

Thursday, 25 October | 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm
This evening will start with the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, followed by a talk by Jessy Price – Witches foreign and domestic: English demonology in Restoration-era Bombay.

Drop-in Event – Wiltshire’s World War I Prisoners of War

Friday, 26 October | 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm
Join our curator to explore Swindon’s collection of Prisoner of War postcards. During World War I, many soldiers were held as prisoners of war at camps in Germany.

Dangerous Dinosaurs Workshop!

Tuesday, 30 October | 11.00 am - 1.00 pm
Come and design your very own dinosaur!  Will it have spikes?  Big sharp teeth?  Feathers?  You decide!

Monster Mayhem Workshop!

Wednesday, 31 October | 11.00 am - 1.00 pm
Come and join us for this spooktacular Halloween workshop!  We’ll be making scary monster masks, finger puppets and Crrrrreepy Spider Bracelets!

Proud Poppies Workshop

Thursday, 1 November | 11.00 am - 1.00 pm
As part of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery’s programme to mark the centenary of the end of World War I, come and join us in making a Proud Poppy at this special workshop.

Free Lunchtime Talk – Cicatrix

Friday, 2 November | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of the new exhibition “Cicatrix”. Cicatrix is a contemporary art project incorporating drawing, films and installation. It explores the scars of World War I on the landscape, people and psyche of Wiltshire.

Free Lunchtime Talk – Art and Conflict

Friday, 9 November | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of our Art and Conflict exhibition. Discover how artists have depicted peace and conflict in their art while learning more about Swindon’s remarkable collection of modern British art.

Laughter and Loss: British Artists in World War II with James Russell

Thursday, 22 November | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
When Kenneth Clark set up the War Artists scheme in 1939 he hoped to employ British artists and keep them safe. In this wide-ranging lecture we follow the fortunes of those chosen
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