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Events for 18th Mar 2020

Virtual Gallery - Open Photography Exhibition 2020

Date: 17th March 2020 - 9th May 2020

Every day

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Before we closed our doors, we'd just opened our new Open Photography exhibition; a selection of wonderful photographs submitted by talented local photographers.

art, richard, maidment, photographer, exhibition, swindon

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus, noone is going to be able to see these terrific photographs in person so we are using the power of social media (Facebook,  Instagram and Twitter) to create a Virtual Exhibition to allow all to be able to see them!

One photographer and their work will be posted each day over 35 days.

All works are for sale (details in the individual post). If you are interested in purchasing one of these works, then please email us at to express your interest.


Cost: Free

Online Exhibition - Pop and Prosperity: 1960s British Art from the Swindon Collection

Date: 14th January 2020 - 31st December 2020

Every day

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road

Time: 09:00

This online exhibition (on the Art UK website) explores the art and culture of 1960s Britain through some of the most significant paintings and drawings from the Swindon Collection.

richard, hamilton, exhibition, pop, prosperity,

This online exhibition explores the impact of popular culture and society on British art in the 1960s, and features work by Howard Hodgkin, Michael Craig-Martin and Mary Fedden. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to appreciate the diversity, confidence and ambition of British art during the 1960s, and the way it responded to a rapidly changing world.

Pop and Prosperity takes as its starting point one of the most significant works in Swindon’s Collection, Richard Hamilton’s Interior Study. This collage embodies the growing ‘pop’ sensibility in contemporary art at the time, which engaged with everyday life and Britain’s post-war prosperity.

The exhibition also explores the rise of abstract painting in 1960s British art, as artists sought to embrace new forms of expression. Paintings by Bernard Cohen, Terry Frost and William Gear will be on display.

Finally, the exhibition looks at the influence of sixties art on subsequent generations of artists, from 1980s abstraction to the YBAs.



Richard Hamilton, Interior Study (a), 1964, Mixed media, Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1964


Cost: Free