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Open Exhibition 2019

14th Nov 2019

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery's Annual Open Exhibition returns this December with a stunning selection of work from emerging and established artists.

This second dynamic and varied Open Exhibition brings together work in a variety of media including portraits, landscape and abstract works from established and emerging artists. This year, the exhibition has been judged by publisher, writer and curator Matthew Price, New College’s Karen Pau and Sophie Cummings, Curator of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.

A full list of artists exhibiting can be found here.

All work is for sale, making the Open Exhibition a perfect opportunity to discover new artists and pick up that perfect Christmas gift.

Supported and sponsored by icanFRAME, Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Oink Gallery and Swindon Borough Council, new for 2019 the exhibition will be hosting People’s Choice Award. Chosen by the public, voting will take place during the exhibition and the winner will be announced after the exhibition closes. The winner will receive a £50 gift voucher from Oink Gallery.

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

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

Cost: Free

Happening Today, 14th Nov 2019
Time for Tea!

Location: Swindon Museum and Art GalleryBath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

Our new ceramics exhibition brings together some of our favourite tea cups, teapots and other items from collections.

This exhibition is displayed alongside modern ceramics by Ann Stokes, Lucie Rie and David Leach.  We will also share Victorian and Edwardian tea sets from some of Britain’s finest pottery manufacturers.

Please note: from Tuesday 12 November through to 11am on Tuesday 19 November, part of this exhibition will be unavailable to view due to exhibition changeover in the Art Gallery.  Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Image:

Ray Finch, Teapot, acquired 1970s

Ken White: Railways and Landscapes

Location: Swindon Museum and Art GalleryBath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

This exhibition brings together a selection of paintings by one of Swindon’s best loved artists, Ken White.

Known for his depictions of life in the GWR Works, this exhibition includes railway paintings and local landscapes.

Image: Ken White, Riveter

 

Associated Events:

Friends Talk – In Conversation with Ken White, with Andy Binks – Thursday 28 November 2019

Friends Talk - In Conversation with Ken White, with Andy Binks - Friday 29 November 2019

 

Partial Art Gallery Closure – Exhibition Changeover

Location: Swindon Museum and Art GalleryBath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

Please note that the Art Gallery will be partially closed for exhibition changeover from 4.30pm on Saturday 9 November and will reopen...

Please note that the Art Gallery will be partially closed for exhibition changeover from 4.30pm on Saturday 9 November and will reopen on Tuesday 19 November with Open Exhibition.

Visitors will still be able to view Ken White's exhibition - Railways and Landscapes.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

Auto Memento: Stickyback Photography in Swindon, 1900-1919

Location: Swindon Museum and Art GalleryBath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA

Time: 11:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free

In the early 20th century, a photographic studio in Regent Street, Swindon, offered a unique way of having your picture taken. Stickyback photos were quick, casual, fun and cheap.

The Family Museum acquired its collection of 72 ‘Stickyback’ photographs in September 2016. This exhibition shows the entire set of images and explores this little-documented style of Edwardian popular photography. It offers a unique glimpse of everyday life and ordinary people in Swindon in the last century.

The exhibition also explores the advent and rise of amateur photography during the 20th century through The Family Museum’s extensive archive of family photographs and albums, cameras and photographic ephemera.

This exhibition is a collaboration between The Family Museum and Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.