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Japan: Exploring eastern influences in the Swindon Ceramic Collection

28 November 2018 | 11.00 am - 2 March 2019 | 4.30 pm
From soft celadon glazes to smoking raku firing, this exhibition will explore the impact of Japan on Swindon’s  collection of ceramic art.

Gifted! How gifts and generosity have shaped the Swindon Collection of Modern British Art

Tuesday, 15 January | 11.00 am - Saturday, 16 March | 4.30 pm
Gifted! explores the gifts, bequests and donations that have helped establish Swindon’s collection as one of the most important collections of modern British art outside London.

Art Gallery Closure – Exhibition Changeover

Saturday, 19 January | 4.30 pm - Thursday, 24 January | 11.00 am
From Saturday 19th January at 4.30pm, the Art Gallery will be closed for a partial exhibition changeover.  This Woman’s Work will open on Wednesday 24th January at 11am.  Find out more on this exhibition here. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Ground Floor Temporary Galleries Closed – Exhibition Changeover

Saturday, 19 January | 4.30 pm - Tuesday, 29 January | 11.00 am
The two front Ground Floor temporary exhibition galleries will be closed from 4.30pm on Saturday 19 January for exhibition changeover. 

This Woman’s Work: Female Artists in the Swindon Collection

Thursday, 24 January | 11.00 am - Saturday, 16 March | 4.30 pm
This exhibition explores the work of female artists in the Swindon Collection and includes paintings and drawings by Gwen John, Mary Fedden, Gillian Ayres, Nicola Tyson and Sylvia Gosse.

Animals: Seven Swindon Stories

Tuesday, 29 January | 11.00 am - Saturday, 11 May | 4.30 pm
Explore Swindon’s history through the lives of seven of the town’s most famous animal inhabitants.

An Art of the People – Ramsbury & Cricklade Potteries

Wednesday, 13 March | 11.00 am - Saturday, 25 May | 4.30 pm
This special exhibition celebrates our two local potteries, Cricklade and Ramsbury.

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

Tuesday, 26 March | 11.00 am - Saturday, 1 June | 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.

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

Tuesday, 26 March | 11.00 am - Saturday, 20 July | 4.30 pm
The relationship between artist and model is one of the most powerful dynamics in art. This exhibition explores that relationship through a series of portraits and figure studies, examining both artist and sitter.

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

Tuesday, 28 May | 11.00 am - Saturday, 7 September | 4.30 pm
This spring, members of Swindon’s renowned Great Western Embroiders will present a new exhibition of embroidery and textiles

Town and Country: Images of Swindon

Tuesday, 11 June | 11.00 am - Saturday, 20 July | 4.30 pm
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.

Connections: An Exhibition by group 7

Tuesday, 30 July | 11.00 am - Saturday, 7 September | 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.

Ken White: Railways and Landscapes

Tuesday, 17 September | 11.00 am - Saturday, 30 November | 4.30 pm
This exhibition brings together a selection of paintings by one of Swindon’s best loved artists, Ken White.
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