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Events for 28th May 2019

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

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

Date: 28th May 2019 - 7th September 2019

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

This spring, members of Swindon’s renowned Great Western Embroiders will present a new exhibition of embroidery and textiles inspired by old photographs of Swindon.

infocus stitching

For the past year, members have been exploring Swindon’s rich photographic history and creating challenging and inspiring new work.

The exhibition includes examples of photography, cameras and photographic equipment from the museum’s own collections.

Images © Kathy and Jane

Cost: Free