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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.


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.

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.

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.

Face the Music: the Winslow Collection of Instruments

10 January 2018 | 10.00 am - 3 March 2018 | 5.00 pm
In the early 20th century, Mr F Winslow of Swindon gave his collection of musical instruments to Swindon museum. The collection included historic and modern instruments from Britain and the rest of the world.
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