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Pioneers: Highlights from the Swindon Collection of Studio Ceramics

28 November 2017 | 10.00 am - 10 March 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.

Janet Boulton: Watercolours

29 November 2017 | 10.00 am - 20 January 2018 | 5.00 pm
Janet Boulton is internationally known for her watercolours and paper relief works, but few know of her connections to Swindon. This exhibition celebrates her works on paper and will include paintings inspired by music, still life and gardens.

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.

Face the Music: the Winslow Collection of Instruments

Wednesday, 10 January | 10.00 am - Saturday, 3 March | 5.00 pm
In the early 20th century, Mr F Winslow of Swindon gave his collection of musical instruments to Swindon museum. The collection included historic and modern instruments from Britain and the rest of the world.

Face the Music – Free lunchtime tour of the exhibition

Friday, 26 January | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of our exhibition, Face the Music. It brings together musical instruments from the Winslow Collection and photographs taken by our first curator, Charles Gore, in the 1920s.

The Euston Road School: Radical Realism

Wednesday, 31 January | 10.00 am - 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.

Small Victories Story

Saturday, 10 February | 1.00 pm - 1.45 pm
A story telling show for families about two Swindon women, mechanical marvels, music and a daring factory break-in. Oh… and one pesky piglet…

Small Victories Story

Saturday, 10 February | 3.00 pm - 3.45 pm
A story telling show for families about two Swindon women, mechanical marvels, music and a daring factory break-in. Oh… and one pesky piglet…

Small Victories Story

Sunday, 11 February | 1.00 pm - 1.45 pm
A story telling show for families about two Swindon women, mechanical marvels, music and a daring factory break-in. Oh… and one pesky piglet…

Small Victories Story

Sunday, 11 February | 3.00 pm - 3.45 pm
A story telling show for families about two Swindon women, mechanical marvels, music and a daring factory break-in. Oh… and one pesky piglet…

The Euston Road School – Free lunchtime talk

Friday, 16 February | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our curator for a free lunchtime talk exploring our new exhibition, The Euston Road School. In the 1930s, a group of artists tried to make modern art accessible to the public by depicting scenes and objects from everyday life.

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.

The Cutting Edge of Modernity: British Colour Linocuts of the 1920s and 30s by Gordon Samuel

Thursday, 22 February | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
In 2013 The Cutting Edge of Modernity was held at the Osborne Samuel Gallery in London.

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

Thursday, 22 February | 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.

Paper – Free lunchtime talk

Friday, 23 February | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join a free tour of our current exhibition, Paper. Our curator will introduce you to the artists and techniques behind the works on display, while showcasing some of our newest acquisitions from the Meryl Ainslie Gift. 
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