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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.

Gifted! How gifts and generosity have shaped the Swindon Collection of Modern British Art

Tuesday, 15 January | 11.00 am - Saturday, 16 March | 4.30 pm
Gifted! explores the gifts, bequests and donations that have helped establish Swindon’s collection as one of the most important collections of modern British art outside London.

Art Gallery Closure – Exhibition Changeover

Saturday, 19 January | 4.30 pm - Thursday, 24 January | 11.00 am
From Saturday 19th January at 4.30pm, the Art Gallery will be closed for a partial exhibition changeover.  This Woman’s Work will open on Wednesday 24th January at 11am.  Find out more on this exhibition here. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Ground Floor Temporary Galleries Closed – Exhibition Changeover

Saturday, 19 January | 4.30 pm - Tuesday, 29 January | 11.00 am
The two front Ground Floor temporary exhibition galleries will be closed from 4.30pm on Saturday 19 January for exhibition changeover. 

This Woman’s Work: Female Artists in the Swindon Collection

Thursday, 24 January | 11.00 am - Saturday, 16 March | 4.30 pm
This exhibition explores the work of female artists in the Swindon Collection and includes paintings and drawings by Gwen John, Mary Fedden, Gillian Ayres, Nicola Tyson and Sylvia Gosse.

Animals: Seven Swindon Stories

Tuesday, 29 January | 11.00 am - Saturday, 11 May | 4.30 pm
Explore Swindon’s history through the lives of seven of the town’s most famous animal inhabitants.

Free lunchtime talk on Swindon’s ceramics collection

Friday, 8 February | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our curator for a free introduction to Swindon’s collection of studio ceramics, with a special focus on our current exhibition

Family Drop-in Workshop – Dancing Dragons

Saturday, 9 February | 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Come celebrate Chinese New Year by making a dancing dragon and bring good luck to the Year of the Pig!

Family Drop-In Workshop – Lucky Lanterns

Saturday, 16 February | 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Every Chinese New Year, people celebrate the Lantern Festival.  Join us in making a lantern and bring good luck to your new year!

Family Drop-In Workshop – Mummy Madness

Wednesday, 20 February | 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Come and learn about the Ancient Egyptian afterlife and make your own Mummy and Sarcophagus!

Family Drop-In Workshop – Awesome Amulets

Friday, 22 February | 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
The Ancient Egyptians used amulets to protect them from dangers and evil.  Why not have a go at creating your own amulet out of clay!

Friends Talk – Wyvern Theatre: Modernist Gem or Brutal Eyesore?

Thursday, 28 February | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Conservation Architect Michael Gray presents a talk about the Wyvern Theatre, currently Swindon’s main performance venue. 

Free lunchtime talk on the This Women’s Work exhibition

Friday, 8 March | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of the exhibition. ‘This Woman’s Work’. Discover some key works of art created by female artists

An Art of the People – Ramsbury & Cricklade Potteries

Wednesday, 13 March | 11.00 am - Saturday, 25 May | 4.30 pm
This special exhibition celebrates our two local potteries, Cricklade and Ramsbury.

Family Drop-In Workshop – Mother’s Day

Saturday, 23 March | 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Make your  Mum feel extra special this Mother’s Day by making a lovely present and card just for her.
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