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Events for 30th 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

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.

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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

Family Workshop – Marvellous Mosaics

Date: 30th May 2019

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

Time: 11:00 - 14:30

Make a marvellous mosaic coaster!

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Make a marvellous mosaic coaster using clay tiles to take home and learn more about the Romans!

This workshop needs to be pre-booked and payment is required in advance.  Half hour slots available from 11am to 2.3opm.

£5 per child

Please call 01793 466556 to book a place.

Supported and sponsored by

Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery logo

 

Cost: £5.00