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Events for 23rd May 2019

An Art of the People – Ramsbury & Cricklade Potteries

Date: 13th March 2019 - 25th May 2019

Every day

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

This special exhibition celebrates our two local potteries, Cricklade and Ramsbury.

Martin Jar

For many years, Ivan and Kay Martin at Cricklade, and Peter Holdsworth at Ramsbury, oversaw potteries that were innovative, authentic, practical and commercially influential. This exhibition explores their ethos and impact and includes ceramics and photographs from Swindon Museum and Art Gallery and from private collections.

This exhibition is co-curated with Mike Yates, author of recent guides to both potteries.

 

Cost: Free

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

Date: 26th March 2019 - 1st June 2019

Every day

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

This exhibition brings together a diverse selection of paintings by the artist David Bent.

David Bent

It includes geometric landscapes, intricate photographic collages, and paintings which tackle contemporary social issues, as well as his 'art of flight' paintings and prints, which have been described as "transforming aviation art".

Bent's art combines dramatic and inventive compositions, a bold use of colour and a passion for the subject.

Associated Events:

Out of the Box - A Talk by David Bent - Thursday 23 May 2019, 7.30pm 

Lunchtime Tour - David Bent: Out of the Box - Friday 31 May, 12.30pm

Cost: Free

Ground Floor Galleries Closed – Exhibition Changeover

Date: 15th May 2019 - 28th May 2019

Every day

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Please note that the Ground Floor Galleries will be closed from 4.30pm on Wednesday 15 May for exhibition changeover and will re-open on Tuesday 28 May at 11am with Infocus Stitching.

Gallery Closed

Please note that the Ground Floor Galleries will be closed from 4.3opm on Wednesday 15 May for exhibition changeover and will re-open on Tuesday 28 May at 11am with Infocus Stitching.

The rest of the Museum and the Art Gallery will be open as usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Cost: Free

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

Date: 26th March 2019 - 20th July 2019

Every day

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

The relationship between artist and model is one of the most powerful dynamics in art.

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This exhibition explores that relationship through a series of portraits and figure studies, examining both artist and sitter. As well as celebrating the ability of the artist to capture their sitter, this exhibition will reconsider the importance of the sitter as muse, inspiration, antagonist and confidante.

The exhibition includes paintings, drawings and prints by Frank Auerbach, John Bellany, Gwen John and RB Kitaj.

 

Cost: Free

Friends Talk – Out of the Box, with David Bent

Date: 23rd May 2019

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 19:30 - 20:30

Awarded Companionship of the Royal Aeronautical Society, David is well known for his pioneering and original approach to aviation art.

Picture

This talk is a good opportunity to hear from the artist alongside this new exhibition of his work which features paintings and photo collages representing his broader work.  He will outline the wide ranging influences that have inspired his life’s work, including his art education and adventures around the world.

Tickets are limited to so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Doors open at 7pm.  Tickets available online and via SMAG on 01793 466556.

Tickets: £6 Friends of SMAG, £8 non-Friends

Cost: £8.00