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Touring the Swindon Collection, 60 Years On

Date: 30th July 2019 - 9th November 2019

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

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

Picture of Bristol Docks

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

 

Cost: Free

Ken White: Railways and Landscapes

Date: 17th September 2019 - 30th November 2019

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

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

Picture 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

 

Cost: Free

Ground Floor Gallery Closures – Exhibition Changeover

Date: 12th October 2019 - 22nd October 2019

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Please note that the Ground Floor Galleries will be closed from 4.30pm on Saturday 12 October for exhibition changeover and will reopen...

Gallery Closed

Please note that the Ground Floor Galleries will be closed from 4.30pm on Saturday 12 October for exhibition changeover and will reopen on Tuesday 22 October with AutoMomento.

The rest of the Museum and Art Gallery will be open as usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

Cost: Free

Art Gallery Closure – Exhibition Changeover

Date: 9th November 2019 - 19th November 2019

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

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

Gallery Closed

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

The rest of the Museum will be open as usual.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

Cost: Free

Children's Workshop - New Year Wishes & Festive Fireworks

Date: 28th December 2019

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

Time: 11:00 - 15:00

Celebrate New Year by making a wand to help make all your wishes for 2020 come true and a festive firework ring!

Happy New Year

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

Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery logo

Cost: £3.00