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Opening times

Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

The Museum and Art Gallery is FREE to look around.

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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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September 2018
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 is a centenary project which reflects the story of Wiltshire during World War I. It is a contemporary art exhibition  by Prudence Maltby, Susan Francis and Henny Burnett

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Free Exhibition

The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry: A History

19 September 2018 | 11.00 am - 19 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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October 2018
£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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Drop-in Event – Wiltshire’s World War I Prisoners of War

Friday, 26 October | 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Join our curator to explore Swindon’s collection of Prisoner of War postcards. During World War I, many soldiers were held as prisoners of war at camps in Germany.

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Dangerous Dinosaurs Workshop!

Tuesday, 30 October | 11.00 am - 1.00 pm

Come and design your very own dinosaur!  Will it have spikes?  Big sharp teeth?  Feathers?  You decide!

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Monster Mayhem Workshop!

Wednesday, 31 October | 11.00 am - 1.00 pm

Come and join us for this spooktacular Halloween workshop!  We’ll be making scary monster masks, finger puppets and Crrrrreepy Spider Bracelets!

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November 2018

Proud Poppies Workshop

Thursday, 1 November | 11.00 am - 1.00 pm

As part of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery’s programme to mark the centenary of the end of World War I, come and join us in making a Proud Poppy at this special workshop.

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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 4.30pm on Saturday 1 December  and reopens at 11am on Tuesday 11 December with new exhibition, Collective.  This is an Open Art exhibition and is a first for Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.  Find out more here. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Free Exhibition

Collective – An Open Art Exhibition

11 December 2018 | 11.00 am - 5 January 2019 | 4.30 pm

An exciting Open Art Exhibition – Collective – is coming to our Old Town venue in December 2018.

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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

Animals: Seven Swindon Stories

29 January 2019 | 11.00 am - 25 May 2019 | 4.30 pm

Explore Swindon’s history through the lives of seven of the town’s most famous animal inhabitants. From Bruce the Collecting Dog and the Coate Water roach, to Mr Higginbotham’s snails and Swindon’s sporting robins

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Free Exhibition

Gifted! How gifts and generosity have shaped the Swindon Collection of Modern British Art

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

Gifted! explores the gifts, bequests and donations that have helped establish Swindon’s collection as one of the most important collections of modern British art outside London.

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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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