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New Acquisitions

Wednesday, 28 March | 11.00 am - Thursday, 23 August | 4.30 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 | 11.00 am - Thursday, 23 August | 4.30 pm
Innovation and tradition, harmony and tension: the interwar period was an important time for modern British art.

The Phelps Bequest

Thursday, 19 April | 11.00 am - Thursday, 23 August | 4.30 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 | 11.00 am - Saturday, 28 July | 4.30 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 | 11.00 am - Saturday, 1 September | 4.30 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.

Timeless Secrets – Ceramics, Collectors and Museums by Mike Yates

Thursday, 26 July | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Over the years many collectors of studio pottery have donated their collections to major museums. Here, Mike Yates will consider the history of these collections

FREE Family Archaeology Day

Saturday, 28 July | 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Join us for a FREE day full of archaeological activities for all of you interested in what might be buried beneath our feet!

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.

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.

Drop-in Conversation @ SM&AG- Post-war Swindon Photo Project

Friday, 10 August | 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm
We need you! Swindon Museum and Art Gallery want to undertake a project to explore photos of Swindon during the 60’s and 70’s. As we develop our ideas, we really want your feedback and thoughts.

Drop-in Conversation @ SM&AG – Post-war Swindon Photo Project

Saturday, 11 August | 11.30 am - 12.30 pm
We need you! Swindon Museum and Art Gallery want to undertake a project to explore photos of Swindon during the 60’s and 70’s. As we develop our ideas, we really want your feedback and thoughts.

Drop-in Conversation @ Liden Library: Post-war Swindon Photo Project

Wednesday, 15 August | 11.00 am - 12.00 pm
We need you! Swindon Museum and Art Gallery want to undertake a project to explore photos of Swindon during the 60’s and 70’s. As we develop our ideas, we really want your feedback and thoughts.

Drop-in Conversation @ Covingham Library – Post-war Swindon Photo Project

Thursday, 16 August | 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm
We need you! Swindon Museum and Art Gallery want to undertake a project to explore photos of Swindon during the 60’s and 70’s. As we develop our ideas, we really want your feedback and thoughts.

Art Gallery Closure: Exhibition Changeover

Thursday, 23 August | 4.30 pm - Wednesday, 12 September | 11.00 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.

Free Lunchtime Talk – An Introduction to Swindon’s Archaeology

Thursday, 30 August | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our collections manager to find out about the archaeology of Swindon and the museum’s wonderful collection in our new and improved archaeology gallery.
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