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Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

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Opening times

Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

The Museum and Art Gallery is FREE to look around.

What's on

March 2018
Free Exhibition

New Acquisitions

Wednesday, 28 March | 11.00 am - Thursday, 23 August | 4.30 pm

An unexpected space has come free in the Art Gallery so we thought we’d display some new acquisitions.  These include seven works on paper by two of Britain’s most fascinating contemporary female artists

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April 2018
Free Exhibition

An Uneasy Peace: British Art between the Wars

Thursday, 19 April | 11.00 am - Thursday, 23 August | 4.30 pm

Innovation and tradition, harmony and tension: the interwar period was an important time for modern British art.

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Free Exhibition

The Phelps Bequest

Thursday, 19 April | 11.00 am - Thursday, 23 August | 4.30 pm

This exhibition brings together some of the paintings, drawings and prints given to Swindon Museum and Art Gallery by local man Fred Phelps, during the 1940s and 1950s.

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May 2018
Free Exhibition

Transport: Seven Swindon Stories

Wednesday, 16 May | 11.00 am - Saturday, 1 September | 4.30 pm

Swindon has always been a town of making and moving. From canals and trams, through to trains, planes and cars, this is a town that’s always on the go.

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August 2018
Free Exhibition

Fractures: Texture and Fragility in Modern Ceramics

Wednesday, 1 August | 11.00 am - Saturday, 24 November | 4.30 pm

Porcelain is used to create some of the world’s most beautiful, versatile and fragile ceramics. It has traditionally been used to create the finest dinner and tea services as it can be richly decorated and can withstand high temperatures.

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Put Yourself In the Picture Workshop!

Wednesday, 22 August | 11.00 am - 1.00 pm

Show off your artistic skills by drawing a picture of yourself on a ceramic tile or on paper (and then decorate a ceramic frame to put it in).

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Art Gallery Closure: Exhibition Changeover

Thursday, 23 August | 4.30 pm - Wednesday, 12 September | 11.00 am

From 5pm on Thursday 23 August – Wednesday 12 September 2018.  Re-opening on Wednesday 12 September with Cicatrix: The Scar of  Healed Wound and Art and Conflict: Works from the Swindon Collection. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Free Talks

Free Lunchtime Talk – An Introduction to Swindon’s Archaeology

Friday, 31 August | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm

Join our collections manager to find out about the archaeology of Swindon and the museum’s wonderful collection in our new and improved archaeology gallery. 

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September 2018
Free Talks

Free Lunchtime Talk – Warrior burial from Wroughton

Friday, 7 September | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm

Take a tour of our refreshed archaeology gallery with our collections manager and hear about new research carried out on the Anglo-Saxon warrior burial from Wroughton. 

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Free Exhibition

Art and Conflict: Works from the Swindon Collection

Wednesday, 12 September | 11.00 am - Saturday, 1 December | 4.30 pm

Art and Conflict brings together paintings and drawings from the Swindon collection which reflect on war and conflict.

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Free Exhibition

Cicatrix: The Scar of a Healed Wound

Wednesday, 12 September | 11.00 am - Saturday, 1 December | 4.30 pm

Cicatrix (meaning: the scar of a healed wound) is a centenary project which reflects the story of Wiltshire during World War I. It is a contemporary art exhibition incorporating installation, drawing and films, by Prudence Maltby, Susan Francis and Henny Burnett.

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Free Talks

Free Lunchtime Talk – Cicatrix

Friday, 14 September | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm

Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of the new exhibition “Cicatrix”. Cicatrix is a contemporary art project incorporating drawing, films and installation. It explores the scars of World War I on the landscape, people and psyche of Wiltshire.

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Free Exhibition

The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry: A History

19 September 2018 | 11.00 am - 5 January 2019 | 4.30 pm

The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry was founded in 1794 to help protect the county during the Napoleonic Wars. Today it lives on as part of the Royal Wessex Yeomanry.  This exhibition explores the regiment’s rich history

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Free Talks

Free Lunchtime Talk – Swindon’s Treasures

Friday, 21 September | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm

Join our collections manager for a guided tour of our refreshed Archaeology Gallery, focusing on key objects from the archaeology collections. 

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£8.00 Talks

Cicatrix: Call and Response – Walk and Talk with Katie Ackrill

Thursday, 27 September | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Cicatrix artists Henny Burnett, Susan Francis and Prudence Maltby are joined by Katie Ackrill in a lively ‘walk and talk’ around their exhibition at SM&AG.

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October 2018
Free Talks

Free Lunchtime Talk – Art and Conflict

Friday, 19 October | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm

Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of our Art and Conflict exhibition. Discover how artists have depicted peace and conflict in their art while learning more about Swindon’s remarkable collection of modern British art.

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£8.00 Talks

Annual General Meeting + Talk by Jessy Price

Thursday, 25 October | 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm

This evening will start with the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, followed by a talk by Jessy Price – Witches foreign and domestic: English demonology in Restoration-era Bombay.

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November 2018
Free Talks

Free Lunchtime Talk – Cicatrix

Friday, 2 November | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm

Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of the new exhibition “Cicatrix”. Cicatrix is a contemporary art project incorporating drawing, films and installation. It explores the scars of World War I on the landscape, people and psyche of Wiltshire.

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Free Talks

Free Lunchtime Talk – Art and Conflict

Friday, 9 November | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm

Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of our Art and Conflict exhibition. Discover how artists have depicted peace and conflict in their art while learning more about Swindon’s remarkable collection of modern British art.

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£10.00 Talks

Laughter and Loss: British Artists in World War II with James Russell

Thursday, 22 November | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm

When Kenneth Clark set up the War Artists scheme in 1939 he hoped to employ British artists and keep them safe. In this wide-ranging lecture we follow the fortunes of those chosen

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Free Exhibition

Japan: Exploring eastern influences in the Swindon Ceramic Collection

28 November 2018 | 11.00 am - 2 March 2019 | 4.30 pm

From soft celadon glazes to smoking raku firing, this exhibition will explore the impact of Japan on Swindon’s  collection of ceramic art.

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December 2018

Art Gallery Closure – Exhibition Changeover

Saturday, 1 December | 4.30 pm - Wednesday, 12 December | 11.00 am

From 5pm on Saturday 2 December –Wednesday 12 December.  New exhibition details to follow soon. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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£15.00 Talks

Cheese and Wine Evening

Thursday, 13 December | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Join the Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery for a pre -Christmas celebration evening of cheese and wine. 

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January 2019
Free Exhibition

This Woman’s Work: Female Artists in the Swindon Collection

19 January 2019 | 11.00 am - 16 March 2019 | 4.30 pm

This exhibition explores the work of female artists in the Swindon Collection and includes paintings and drawings by Gwen John, Mary Fedden, Gillian Ayres, Nicola Tyson and Sylvia Gosse.

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Free Exhibition

From a Very Private Collection: British and European Modern Art

23 January 2019 | 11.00 am - 16 March 2019 | 4.30 pm

More information on this exhibition to follow soon.

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March 2019
Free Exhibition

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

26 March 2019 | 11.00 am - 1 June 2019 | 4.30 pm

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 major contemporary social issues.

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Free Exhibition

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

26 March 2019 | 11.00 am - 20 July 2019 | 4.30 pm

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.

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June 2019
Free Exhibition

Martin Froy: Abstracts

11 June 2019 | 11.00 am - 20 July 2019 | 4.30 pm

This small exhibition celebrates Martin Froy’s 1960s abstract paintings and works on paper. These intense, colourful paintings are an excellent introduction to the work of this important artist, and show his contribution the development of abstract art in Britain.

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July 2019
Free Exhibition

Connections: An Exhibition by group 7

30 July 2019 | 11.00 am - 7 September 2019 | 4.30 pm

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

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