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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.

Cathy Lomax – The Blind Spot

Wednesday, 6 September | 10.00 am - Saturday, 30 September | 5.00 pm
Cathy Lomax’s work is a contemporary and personal exploration of popular culture, beauty, celebrity and identity. Her projects have included an ongoing Film Diary, ‘Mock Tudor’ inspired by the art of Hans Holbein, and American Tan, which explores Hollywood glamour.

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.

The Blind Spot: A Talk by Cathy Lomax

Thursday, 28 September | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
In September 2017, Cathy Lomax brings her exciting exhibition ‘The Blind Spot’ to Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.  

FREE Lunchtime Talk – The Lie of the Land

Friday, 29 September | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our curator for an informal tour of our three current exhibitions and learn more about the works on display.

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.

FREE Lunchtime Talk – Peter Waldron

Wednesday, 11 October | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our tour of this brand new exhibition to discover more about this important abstract artist and ask any questions you have about the works on display.

Peter Waldron: My Journey So Far

Thursday, 26 October | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Swindon-born artist Peter Waldron is known for his bold paintings inspired by the rhythm, colour and energy of natural forms.

Friends of SM&AG AGM and Social

Thursday, 9 November | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Come along to the annual Friends AGM and Social.  This year, Rod Hebden will be joining us to update on developments with the new Swindon Museum and Art Gallery bid.  

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.
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