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Children's Workshop - Reindeer Ready

24th May 2019

With only a few days until the big day, Santa needs to get his reindeer ready for action! make a fun reindeer head-dress and help him in his task.

All workshops are drop-in sessions and take place between 11am and 3pm.

£3 per child.

Please note that if sessions are busy you may have to wait a while to take part but there will be lots of other things to see and do while you wait!

Parental guidance is required at all time.

Sponsored and supported by Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

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Time: 11:00 - 15:00

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

Cost: £3.00

Happening Today, 24th May 2019
Lunchtime Talk - Artist and Model

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

Time: 12:30 - 1:00

Cost: Free

Free lunchtime talk on current exhibition, Artist and Model

Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of our new exhibition which explores portraits, self-portraits and figure studies.There will be a special focus on the work of John Bellany, Gwen John and Leslie Cole.

Lunchtime talks are free, start at 12.30pm and last for approximately 30 minutes.

An Art of the People – Ramsbury & Cricklade Potteries

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

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

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.

 

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

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

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

Ground Floor Galleries Closed – Exhibition Changeover

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

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.

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.

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

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

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

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.