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Paint Me This Way! An exhibition of portraits by Susan Carr

Wednesday, 12 July | 10.00 am - Saturday, 9 September | 5.00 pm
This exhibition shows how portraiture can be used to help individuals rediscover and celebrate their identity, even when facing the greatest challenges. It comprises 29 painted portraits, 6 sculptures and 80 collages, all designed collaboratively with 7 patients living with severe illness.

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.

The Contemporary Art Society and the Swindon Collection

Wednesday, 19 July | 10.00 am - Saturday, 26 August | 5.00 pm
Since 1947, the Contemporary Art Society has gifted more than 30 works of art to Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. This exhibition showcases their support and generosity by displaying a selection of these works.

Free Drop-in Children and Grandparents Portrait Workshop

Saturday, 22 July | 10.30 am - 12.00 pm
This fun workshop for children and their grandparents will explore portraiture as a unique way of communicating self-identity.  

An Uphill Struggle with Michael Sandle RA

Thursday, 27 July | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Award-winning sculptor Michael Sandle RA has worked in museums around the world, including the Metropolitan in New York and the British Museum.  

FREE Lunchtime Talk – The Lie of the Land

Friday, 28 July | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our curator for an informal tour of our new exhibition, The Lie of the Land.  Discover our wonderful collection and learn more about how modern artists depict the landscape.

Free Workshop for people living with illness and disability

Tuesday, 1 August | 1.00 pm - 3.30 pm
This workshop will explore portraiture and collage as a unique way to communicate self-identity and as a process of self-healing. 

Free Drop-in Children and Grandparents Portrait Workshop

Wednesday, 2 August | 10.30 am - 12.00 pm
This fun workshop for children and their grandparents will explore portraiture as a unique way of communicating self-identity.  

FREE Lunchtime Talk – Contemporary Art Society

Friday, 11 August | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our curator for an informal tour of our Contemporary Art Society (CAS) exhibition.  Discover how CAS has helped Swindon’s collection and the way they continue to help museums across Britain.

FREE Lunchtime Family Tour – Peter Burgess

Friday, 18 August | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join this special family-friendly and hands-on tour with Sophie Cummings to learn about our wonderful ceramics collection. 

FREE Lunchtime Talk – The Lie of the Land

Friday, 25 August | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our curator for an informal tour of our new exhibition, The Lie of the Land.  Discover our wonderful collection and learn more about how modern artists depict the landscape.

Picasso’s Linocuts: A Late Flowering with Peter Davies

Thursday, 31 August | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
In this intriguing talk, Peter Davies will discuss Pablo Picasso’s work with linocuts; a fascinating yet often overlooked aspect of the artist’s oeuvre.  

Free Lunchtime Talk – ‘Paint me this way!’

Friday, 1 September | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join Dr Susan Carr for a free and informal tour of her portrait exhibition ‘Paint me this way!’.  

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.
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