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The Lie of the Land: Exploring Modern British Landscapes from the Swindon Collection

Wednesday, 19 July | 10.00 am - Saturday, 18 November | 5.00 pm
The landscape is one of the most powerful and atmospheric themes in art. It can capture shared experiences of the land, transport us to new locales or challenge us with new interpretations of familiar scenes.

Peter Burgess: A Celebration

Wednesday, 19 July | 10.00 am - Saturday, 18 November | 5.00 pm
During the 1970s, Peter Burgess was Head of Ceramics at Swindon School of Art and advised Swindon Museum and Art Gallery on establishing its collection of studio ceramics.

Swindon in the Frame: The Woodfield Studio, 1915-1939

Tuesday, 19 September | 10.00 am - Saturday, 30 December | 5.00 pm
Between 1915 and 1939, George Woodfield’s camera captured a unique record of Swindon and its people.

Buttonhooks

Tuesday, 19 September | 10.00 am - Saturday, 30 December | 5.00 pm
This special exhibition brings together a remarkable collection belonging to members of The Buttonhook Society.

Peter Waldron: Odyssey

Wednesday, 11 October | 10.00 am - Saturday, 18 November | 5.00 pm
Peter Waldron’s bold, abstract paintings are inspired by the rhythm, colour and energy of natural forms. This exhibition explores the artist’s life and career to date and brings together a selection of his paintings and drawings.

Art Gallery Closed – Exhibition Changeover

Saturday, 18 November | 5.00 pm - Wednesday, 29 November | 10.00 am
The Art Gallery will be closed for exhibition changeover from 5pm on Saturday 18 November  and will re-open on Wednesday 29 November

Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site:  Managing a globally important site in a local context by Sarah Simmonds

Thursday, 23 November | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Discover more about Stonehenge and Avebury in this fascinating talk by Sarah Simmonds. 

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.

Generation Zapped

Thursday, 30 November | 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Must see for anyone who works on a computer or laptop; anyone who uses a mobile phone; anyone who uses social media or anyone who is concerned for their families health.

Paper – Free lunchtime tour of the exhibition

Friday, 1 December | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join a free tour of our new exhibition, Paper. Our curator will introduce you to the artists and techniques behind the works on display, while introducing you to some of our newest acquisitions from the Meryl Ainslie Gift.

A Seeming Diversity: Sophie Cummings in conversation with Janet Boulton

Thursday, 14 December | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Join Janet Boulton and Sophie Cummings for a revealing “in conversation”, alongside Boulton’s exhibition at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.  

Free lunchtime tour of the Janet Boulton exhibition

Friday, 15 December | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our curator for a tour of our new exhibition by artist Janet Boulton. Explore her influences and techniques, and learn more about this fascinating artist.

Face the Music: the Winslow Collection of Instruments

10 January 2018 | 10.00 am - 3 March 2018 | 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.
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