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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

12 September 2018 | 11.00 am - 19 January 2019 | 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

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

Drop-In Christmas Craft Workshop – Festive Ceramic Gifts

Saturday, 24 November | 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
At Christmas time, there are always lots of presents to buy so why not give yours the personal touch and make them instead!  You can choose to decorate a ceramic coaster*, a photo-frame* or a fridge magnet*. 

Japan: Exploring eastern influences in the Swindon Ceramic Collection

28 November 2018 | 11.00 am - 2 March 2019 | 4.30 pm
From soft celadon glazes to smoking raku firing, this exhibition will explore the impact of Japan on Swindon’s  collection of ceramic art.

Art Gallery Closure – Private Event

Wednesday, 28 November | 2.00 pm - 4.30 pm
The Art Gallery will be closed for a private event on Wednesday 28th November, from 2pm – 4.30pm. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Drop-In Christmas Craft Workshop – Christmas Tree Decoration

Saturday, 1 December | 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Making Christmas decorations can be so much fun.  Why not come along to our Christmas workshop and make your very own Christmas Tree decoration*

Art Gallery Closure – Exhibition Changeover

Saturday, 1 December | 4.30 pm - Wednesday, 12 December | 11.00 am
From 4.30pm on Saturday 1 December  and reopens at 11am on Tuesday 11 December with new exhibition, Collective.  This is an Open Art exhibition and is a first for Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.  Find out more here. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Drop-In Christmas Craft Workshop – Jolly Santa Decoration

Saturday, 8 December | 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Ho Ho Ho!  We love Santa!  Come along to our jolly Christmas craft workshop and make your own paper plate Santa* to decorate your home!

Collective – An Open Art Exhibition

11 December 2018 | 11.00 am - 5 January 2019 | 4.30 pm
An exciting Open Art Exhibition – Collective – is coming to our Old Town venue in December 2018.

Cheese and Wine Evening

Thursday, 13 December | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Join the Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery for a pre -Christmas celebration evening of cheese and wine. 

Drop-In Christmas Craft Workshop – Angel Decoration

Saturday, 15 December | 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Everyone needs an angel on their tree, don’t they?  We’ve planned a lovely Christmas craft activity for you to make your own Angel Decoration*.

Drop-In Christmas Craft Workshop

Thursday, 20 December | 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
If you weren’t able to make the workshops we held over the last few weeks, here’s a second chance to Get Crafty at Christmas!
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