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Artist and Model: Portraits, Self-Portraits and Figure Studies from the Swindon Collection

Date: 26th March 2019 - 20th July 2019

Every day

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

The relationship between artist and model is one of the most powerful dynamics in art.

Snapshot auerbach freud

This exhibition explores that relationship through a series of portraits and figure studies, examining both artist and sitter. As well as celebrating the ability of the artist to capture their sitter, this exhibition will reconsider the importance of the sitter as muse, inspiration, antagonist and confidante.

The exhibition includes paintings, drawings and prints by Frank Auerbach, John Bellany, Gwen John and RB Kitaj.

 

Cost: Free

Infocus Stitching: Great Western Embroiderers respond to Swindon’s historic photography collections

Date: 28th May 2019 - 7th September 2019

Every day

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

This spring, members of Swindon’s renowned Great Western Embroiders will present a new exhibition of embroidery and textiles inspired by old photographs of Swindon.

infocus stitching

For the past year, members have been exploring Swindon’s rich photographic history and creating challenging and inspiring new work.

The exhibition includes examples of photography, cameras and photographic equipment from the museum’s own collections.

Images © Kathy and Jane

Cost: Free

Uncanny: Realism and Fantasy in Modern Ceramics

Date: 4th June 2019 - 28th September 2019

Every day

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Ceramics that beguile, ceramics that bewitch… this exhibition celebrates the most unusual and unsettling ceramics in Swindon’s collection of modern British Art.

Modern Ceramics

Ceramic artists can manipulate clay to create rippling surfaces, soft flowing shapes, or knife sharp edges. Ceramics can be inspired by dreams and nightmares. This exhibition explores the subversive side of contemporary ceramic art.

The exhibition features modern and contemporary ceramics by Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, Fenella Elms, Laurence Simon, Patricia Volk, Ben Arnup and Grayson Perry.

Cost: Free

Town and Country: Images of Swindon

Date: 11th June 2019 - 20th July 2019

Every day

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

This exhibition explores some of the wonderful depictions of Swindon and its countryside that can be found in Swindon’s Collection of Modern British Art.

Image of Swindon

The exhibition includes works by David Rolt, Harold Dearden, Janet Boulton and Randolph Schwabe.

The exhibition is a walk down memory lane and reveals just how much the area has changed since the early 20th century.

Cost: Free

Art Gallery Closure – Exhibition Changeover

Date: 20th July 2019 - 30th July 2019

Every day

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Please note that the Art Gallery will be closed from 4.30pm on Saturday 20 July for exhibition changeover and will reopen on Tuesday 30 July with...

Gallery Closed

Please note that the Art Gallery will be closed from 4.30pm on Saturday 20 July for exhibition changeover and will reopen on Tuesday 30 July with Connections and Touring the Swindon Collection, 60 years on.

The Museum will be open as usual during this period.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

Cost: Free

Connections: An Exhibition by group 7

Date: 30th July 2019 - 7th September 2019

Every day

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

This group exhibition brings together the artists of group 7, who have a strong commitment to the media of drawing, painting and printmaking.

Acrylic on Canvas

They share an interest in abstract and expressive painting with a strong use of colour. The exhibition showcases their recent work, allowing visitors to discover this fascinating art ensemble for themselves.

The group comprises Brian Bishop, Fran Donovan, Martyn Brewster, Ursula Leach, Bonnie Brown, Peter Symons and Michelle Griffiths, all of whom are based in the South of England.

Image: Brian Bishop, Nue-Nei, Acrylic on canvas

 

Cost: Free

Touring the Swindon Collection, 60 Years On

Date: 30th July 2019 - 9th November 2019

Every day

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

In 1959, the Swindon Collection of Modern British art began a tour of 16 towns and cities of the United Kingdom.

Picture of Bristol Docks

From Falmouth to Sunderland, Southend-on-Sea to Bolton, thousands of museum visitors were introduced to paintings by Paul Nash, LS Lowry, Gwen John and Graham Sutherland. This new exhibition celebrates the sixtieth anniversary of this tour, which introduced the people of Britain to Swindon’s remarkable art and established the reputation of the ‘Swindon Collection’.

This exhibition brings together the 44 works of art sent ‘on tour’ in 1959 and presents them alongside some of the most important acquisitions we have made in the decades since. The exhibition explores the history of the collection and the ambitions and challenges of touring so many pictures to so many places.

Image: John Nash, The Dredgers, Bristol Harbour, c.1924, Oil on canvas, Gift of the Contemporary Art Society, 1954

 

Cost: Free

Children's Workshop - Crowns and Combat

Date: 9th August 2019

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 15:00

Learn more about the Middle Ages and its courageous knights and courtly kings and queens by making a dazzling crown or sword!

crown, combat, workshop

All workshops are drop-in sessions and take place between 11am and 3pm.

£3 per child.

Please note that if sessions are busy you may have to wait a while to take part but there will be lots of other things to see and do while you wait!

Parental guidance is required at all time.

Supported and sponsored by

Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery logo

Cost: £3.00

Gallery Closures – Exhibition Changeovers

Date: 7th September 2019 - 17th September 2019

Every day

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Please note that Ground Floor Galleries and part of the Art Gallery will be closed for exhibition changeover from 4.30pm...

Gallery Closed

Please note that Ground Floor Galleries and part of the Art Gallery will be closed for exhibition changeover from 4.30pm on Saturday 7 September and will reopen on Tuesday 17 September with Ken White: Railways and Landscapes and Women’s Institute Centenary exhibition.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

Cost: Free

Ken White: Railways and Landscapes

Date: 17th September 2019 - 30th November 2019

Every day

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

This exhibition brings together a selection of paintings by one of Swindon’s best loved artists, Ken White.

Picture Ken White

Known for his depictions of life in the GWR Works, this exhibition includes railway paintings and local landscapes.

Image: Ken White, Riveter

 

Associated Events:

Friends Talk – In Conversation with Ken White, with Andy Binks – Thursday 28 November 2019

Friends Talk - In Conversation with Ken White, with Andy Binks - Friday 29 November 2019

 

Cost: Free

100 Years of the Wiltshire WI: Celebrating the Centenary of The Wiltshire Federation

Date: 17th September 2019 - 12th October 2019

Every day

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Wiltshire’s Women’s Institutes were established in 1919 and Wiltshire’s Federation is celebrating in its centenary year in 2019.

Wiltshire's WI

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery will host to an exhibition celebrating the women of Wiltshire’s WI and the contribution they have made to county life. From jam and Jerusalem, to education and campaign, this exhibition looks at the history and future of Wiltshire’s WI.

 

Cost: Free

Ground Floor Gallery Closures – Exhibition Changeover

Date: 12th October 2019 - 22nd October 2019

Every day

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Please note that the Ground Floor Galleries will be closed from 4.30pm on Saturday 12 October for exhibition changeover and will reopen...

Gallery Closed

Please note that the Ground Floor Galleries will be closed from 4.30pm on Saturday 12 October for exhibition changeover and will reopen on Tuesday 22 October with AutoMomento.

The rest of the Museum and Art Gallery will be open as usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

Cost: Free

Art Gallery Closure – Exhibition Changeover

Date: 9th November 2019 - 19th November 2019

Every day

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Please note that the Art Gallery will be closed for exhibition changeover from 4.30pm on Saturday 9 November and will reopen...

Gallery Closed

Please note that the Art Gallery will be closed for exhibition changeover from 4.30pm on Saturday 9 November and will reopen on Tuesday 19 November with Open Exhibition.

The rest of the Museum will be open as usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

Cost: Free

Children's Workshop - New Year Wishes & Festive Fireworks

Date: 28th December 2019

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 15:00

Celebrate New Year by making a wand to help make all your wishes for 2020 come true and a festive firework ring!

Happy New Year

All workshops are drop-in sessions and take place between 11am and 3pm.

£3 per child.

Please note that if sessions are busy you may have to wait a while to take part but there will be lots of other things to see and do while you wait!

Parental guidance is required at all time.

Sponsored and supported by Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery logo

Cost: £3.00