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Children's Workshop - Deck the Halls

26th Aug 2019

Feel festive and make a cute Christmas decoration.

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, 26th Aug 2019
Infocus Stitching: Great Western Embroiderers respond to Swindon’s historic photography collections

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

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.

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

Uncanny: Realism and Fantasy in Modern Ceramics

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

Ceramics that beguile, ceramics that bewitch… this exhibition celebrates the most unusual and unsettling ceramics in Swindon’s collection of modern British Art.

Ceramic artists can manipulate clay to create rippling surfaces, soft flowing shapes, or knife sharp edges. Ceramics can be inspired by dreams and nightmares. This exhibition explores the subversive side of contemporary ceramic art.

The exhibition features modern and contemporary ceramics by Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, Fenella Elms, Laurence Simon, Patricia Volk, Ben Arnup and Grayson Perry.

Touring the Swindon Collection, 60 Years On

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

In 1959, the Swindon Collection of Modern British art began a tour of 16 towns and cities of the United Kingdom.

From Falmouth to Sunderland, Southend-on-Sea to Bolton, thousands of museum visitors were introduced to paintings by Paul Nash, LS Lowry, Gwen John and Graham Sutherland. This new exhibition celebrates the sixtieth anniversary of this tour, which introduced the people of Britain to Swindon’s remarkable art and established the reputation of the ‘Swindon Collection’.

This exhibition brings together the 44 works of art sent ‘on tour’ in 1959 and presents them alongside some of the most important acquisitions we have made in the decades since. The exhibition explores the history of the collection and the ambitions and challenges of touring so many pictures to so many places.

Image: John Nash, The Dredgers, Bristol Harbour, c.1924, Oil on canvas, Gift of the Contemporary Art Society, 1954

 

Connections: An Exhibition by group 7

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

This group exhibition brings together the artists of group 7, who have a strong commitment to the media of drawing, painting and printmaking.

They share an interest in abstract and expressive painting with a strong use of colour. The exhibition showcases their recent work, allowing visitors to discover this fascinating art ensemble for themselves.

The group comprises Brian Bishop, Fran Donovan, Martyn Brewster, Ursula Leach, Bonnie Brown, Peter Symons and Michelle Griffiths, all of whom are based in the South of England.

Image: Brian Bishop, Nue-Nei, Acrylic on canvas