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February 2017
Free Exhibition

Modern Times: How the School of London changed British Art

Wednesday, 22 February | 11.00 am - Saturday, 1 July | 5.00 pm

During the 1950s and 1960s, a group of painters transformed the British art world. With their connections to the capital, its art schools and galleries, this group were called the School of London and comprise some of Britain’s most significant modern artists. Their bold, representational painting continues to inspire and captivate visitors.

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Free Exhibition

The Bomford Gift

Wednesday, 22 February | 11.00 am - Saturday, 1 July | 5.00 pm

Between 1943 and 1976, local art collector and landowner HJP (or ‘Jimmy’) Bomford gave 21 works of art to Swindon. These were instrumental in encouraging Swindon to establish a modern art collection for the town.

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Free Exhibition

The Ron Sloman Collection: Contemporary Ceramics

Wednesday, 22 February | 11.00 am - Saturday, 1 July | 5.00 pm

Since 2015, Mark Golder and Brian Thompson have been donating contemporary ceramics to Swindon Museum and Art Gallery in memory of their friend, the art dealer Ron Sloman.

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April 2017
Free Exhibition

Creative Wiltshire: Celebrating modern art and design from Swindon and Wiltshire

Tuesday, 11 April | 10.00 am - Saturday, 8 July | 5.00 pm

The landscape and character of Wiltshire has long inspired artists and designers. This exhibition celebrates artists from Swindon and Wiltshire who feature in our Collection of Modern British Art and includes many recent acquisitions.

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July 2017
Free Exhibition

Paint Me This Way! An exhibition of portraits by Susan Carr

Wednesday, 12 July | 10.00 am - Saturday, 9 September | 5.00 pm

This exhibition shows how portraiture can be used to help individuals rediscover and celebrate their identity, even when facing the greatest challenges. It comprises 29 painted portraits, 6 sculptures and 80 collages, all designed collaboratively with 7 patients living with severe illness.

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Free Family

Festival of Archaeology 2017 – Family Drop In Event

Sunday, 16 July | 11.00 am - 3.00 pm

Let’s celebrate the wonders of Archaeology! Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is organising a Family Archaeology Day on Sunday 16th July at South Marston Village Hall (11am-3pm). 

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Free Exhibition

The Contemporary Art Society and the Swindon Collection

Wednesday, 19 July | 10.00 am - Saturday, 26 August | 5.00 pm

Since 1947, the Contemporary Art Society has gifted more than 30 works of art to Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. This exhibition showcases their support by displaying a selection of these works together.

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£8 Talks

An Introduction to Portrait Therapy with Susan Carr

Thursday, 20 July | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Dr Susan Carr will talk about the process of developing Portrait Therapy as a unique and inclusive intervention for people living with life threatening and chronic illnesses.  

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Free Talks

FREE Lunchtime Talk – The Lie of the Land

Friday, 28 July | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm

Join our curator for an informal tour of our new exhibition, The Lie of the Land.  Discover our wonderful collection and learn more about how modern artists depict the landscape.

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August 2017
Free Talks

FREE Lunchtime Talk – Contemporary Art Society

Friday, 11 August | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm

Join our curator for an informal tour of our Contemporary Art Society (CAS) exhibition.  Discover how CAS has helped Swindon’s collection and the way they continue to help museums across Britain.

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Free Talks

FREE Lunchtime Family Tour – Peter Burgess

Friday, 18 August | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm

Join this special family-friendly and hands-on tour with Sophie Cummings to learn about our wonderful ceramics collection. 

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Free Talks

FREE Lunchtime Talk – The Lie of the Land

Friday, 25 August | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm

Join our curator for an informal tour of our new exhibition, The Lie of the Land.  Discover our wonderful collection and learn more about how modern artists depict the landscape.

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September 2017
Free Talks

FREE Lunchtime Talk – Cathy Lomax

Wednesday, 6 September | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm

Join our tour of this brand new exhibition to discover more about this talented and exciting artist and ask any questions you have about the works on display.

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Free Talks

FREE Lunchtime Talk – The Lie of the Land and Contemporary Art Society

Friday, 29 September | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm

Join our curator for an informal tour of our three current exhibitions and learn more about the works on display.

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October 2017
Free Talks

FREE Lunchtime Talk – Peter Waldron

Wednesday, 11 October | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm

Join our tour of this brand new exhibition to discover more about this important abstract artist and ask any questions you have about the works on display.

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