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Timeless Secrets – Ceramics, Collectors and Museums by Mike Yates

Thursday, 26 July | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Over the years many collectors of studio pottery have donated their collections to major museums. Here, Mike Yates will consider the history of these collections

Free Lunchtime Talk: Ben Nicholson’s Composition in Black and White, and Art between the Wars

Friday, 3 August | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of our exhibition, Art Between the Wars, with a special focus on Ben Nicholson’s ground breaking abstract work, Composition in Black and White, 1933.

Free Lunchtime Talk – An Introduction to Swindon’s Archaeology

Thursday, 30 August | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our collections manager to find out about the archaeology of Swindon and the museum’s wonderful collection in our new and improved archaeology gallery.

Free Lunchtime Talk – Cicatrix

Friday, 14 September | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of the new exhibition “Cicatrix”. Cicatrix is a contemporary art project incorporating drawing, films and installation. It explores the scars of World War I on the landscape, people and psyche of Wiltshire.

Free Lunchtime Talk – Swindon’s Treasures

Friday, 21 September | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our collections manager for a guided tour of our refreshed Archaeology Gallery, focusing on key objects from the archaeology collections.

Cicatrix: Call and Response – Walk and Talk with Katie Ackrill

Thursday, 27 September | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Cicatrix artists Henny Burnett, Susan Francis and Prudence Maltby are joined by Katie Ackrill in a lively ‘walk and talk’ around their exhibition at SM&AG.

Free Lunchtime Talk – Art and Conflict

Friday, 19 October | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of our Art and Conflict exhibition. Discover how artists have depicted peace and conflict in their art while learning more about Swindon’s remarkable collection of modern British art.

Annual General Meeting + Talk by Jessy Price

Thursday, 25 October | 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm
This evening will start with the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, followed by a talk by Jessy Price – Witches foreign and domestic: English demonology in Restoration-era Bombay.

Free Lunchtime Talk – Cicatrix

Friday, 2 November | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of the new exhibition “Cicatrix”. Cicatrix is a contemporary art project incorporating drawing, films and installation. It explores the scars of World War I on the landscape, people and psyche of Wiltshire.

Free Lunchtime Talk – Art and Conflict

Friday, 9 November | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of our Art and Conflict exhibition. Discover how artists have depicted peace and conflict in their art while learning more about Swindon’s remarkable collection of modern British art.

Laughter and Loss: British Artists in World War II with James Russell

Thursday, 22 November | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
When Kenneth Clark set up the War Artists scheme in 1939 he hoped to employ British artists and keep them safe. In this wide-ranging lecture we follow the fortunes of those chosen

Cheese and Wine Evening

Thursday, 13 December | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Join the Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery for a pre -Christmas celebration evening of cheese and wine. 
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