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New Acquisitions

Wednesday, 28 March | 11.00 am - Thursday, 23 August | 4.30 pm
An unexpected space has come free in the Art Gallery so we thought we’d display some new acquisitions.  These include seven works on paper by two of Britain’s most fascinating contemporary female artists

An Uneasy Peace: British Art between the Wars

Thursday, 19 April | 11.00 am - Thursday, 23 August | 4.30 pm
Innovation and tradition, harmony and tension: the interwar period was an important time for modern British art.

The Phelps Bequest

Thursday, 19 April | 11.00 am - Thursday, 23 August | 4.30 pm
This exhibition brings together some of the paintings, drawings and prints given to Swindon Museum and Art Gallery by local man Fred Phelps, during the 1940s and 1950s.

Timeless Secrets – Ceramic Artists in Their Own Words

Wednesday, 25 April | 11.00 am - Saturday, 28 July | 4.30 pm
“Pottery has its own language and inherent laws, and words have theirs, and neither can be bound by the other. Nevertheless a certain amount of translation and interpretation is possible.” Bernard Leach

Transport: Seven Swindon Stories

Wednesday, 16 May | 11.00 am - Saturday, 1 September | 4.30 pm
Swindon has always been a town of making and moving. From canals and trams, through to trains, planes and cars, this is a town that’s always on the go.

Fractures: Texture and Fragility in Modern Ceramics

Wednesday, 1 August | 11.00 am - Saturday, 24 November | 4.30 pm
Porcelain is used to create some of the world’s most beautiful, versatile and fragile ceramics. It has traditionally been used to create the finest dinner and tea services as it can be richly decorated and can withstand high temperatures.

Art Gallery Closure: Exhibition Changeover

Thursday, 23 August | 4.30 pm - Wednesday, 12 September | 11.00 am
From 5pm on Thursday 23 August – Wednesday 12 September 2018.  Re-opening on Wednesday 12 September with Cicatrix: The Scar of  Healed Wound and Art and Conflict: Works from the Swindon Collection. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Art and Conflict: Works from the Swindon Collection

Wednesday, 12 September | 11.00 am - Saturday, 1 December | 4.30 pm
Art and Conflict brings together paintings and drawings from the Swindon collection which reflect on war and conflict.

Cicatrix: The Scar of a Healed Wound

Wednesday, 12 September | 11.00 am - Saturday, 1 December | 4.30 pm
Cicatrix (meaning: the scar of a healed wound) is a centenary project which reflects the story of Wiltshire during World War I. It is a contemporary art exhibition incorporating installation, drawing and films, by Prudence Maltby, Susan Francis and Henny Burnett.

The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry: A History

19 September 2018 | 11.00 am - 5 January 2019 | 4.30 pm
The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry was founded in 1794 to help protect the county during the Napoleonic Wars. Today it lives on as part of the Royal Wessex Yeomanry.  This exhibition explores the regiment’s rich history

Art Gallery Closure – Exhibition Changeover

Saturday, 1 December | 4.30 pm - Wednesday, 12 December | 11.00 am
From 5pm on Saturday 2 December –Wednesday 12 December.  New exhibition details to follow soon. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Out of the Box: An exhibition of paintings by David Bent

26 March 2019 | 11.00 am - 1 June 2019 | 4.30 pm
This exhibition brings together a diverse selection of paintings by the artist David Bent. It includes geometric landscapes, intricate photographic collages, and paintings which tackle major contemporary social issues.

Martin Froy: Abstracts

11 June 2019 | 11.00 am - 20 July 2019 | 4.30 pm
This small exhibition celebrates Martin Froy’s 1960s abstract paintings and works on paper. These intense, colourful paintings are an excellent introduction to the work of this important artist, and show his contribution the development of abstract art in Britain.

Connections: An Exhibition by group 7

30 July 2019 | 11.00 am - 7 September 2019 | 4.30 pm
This group exhibition brings together the artists of group 7, who have a strong commitment to the media of drawing, painting and printmaking.
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