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Family Drop-in Workshop - Chinese New Year: The Year of the Rat

21st Jan 2020

Saturday 25th January marks the start of Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rat!

In the Chinese Zodiac rats are supposed to be hard-working, kind and generous.

Come along to this family drop-in workshop and make a rat collage to celebrate Chinese New Year!

Happy New Year!  新年快乐 (xīn nián kuài lè)

 

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 MAG

Time: 11:00 - 15:00

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

Cost: £3 per child

Happening Today, 21st Jan 2020
Time for Tea!

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

Our new ceramics exhibition brings together some of our favourite tea cups, teapots and other items from collections.

This exhibition is displayed alongside modern ceramics by Ann Stokes, Lucie Rie and David Leach.  We will also share Victorian and Edwardian tea sets from some of Britain’s finest pottery manufacturers.

Image:

Ray Finch, Teapot, acquired 1970s

Glyn Uzzell, 1930-2014: a Retrospective Exhibition

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

Glyn Uzzell, painter and printmaker, was born in Swindon, Wiltshire, England in 1930.

During a long and rich artistic career, he exhibited across Europe and his works are in the collection of the V&A Museum, the Museum of Art and History in Geneva and the National Library of France.

This retrospective exhibition brings together a selection of Uzzell’s vibrant and lyrical paintings and prints showcasing his talent and range as an artist. Uzzell spent many years living and working abroad, but this exhibition will help Swindon rediscover one of its most significant modern artists. This exhibition has been made possible due to the support of the artist’s family.

Pop and Prosperity: 1960s British Art from the Swindon Collection

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

This exhibition explores the art and culture of 1960s Britain through some of the most significant paintings and drawings from the Swindon Collection.

This exciting new exhibition explores the impact of popular culture and society on British art in the 1960s, and features work by Howard Hodgkin, Michael Craig-Martin and Mary Fedden. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to appreciate the diversity, confidence and ambition of British art during the 1960s, and the way it responded to a rapidly changing world.

Pop and Prosperity takes as its starting point one of the most significant works in Swindon’s Collection, Richard Hamilton’s Interior Study. This collage embodies the growing ‘pop’ sensibility in contemporary art at the time, which engaged with everyday life and Britain’s post-war prosperity.

The exhibition also explores the rise of abstract painting in 1960s British art, as artists sought to embrace new forms of expression. Paintings by Bernard Cohen, Terry Frost and William Gear will be on display.

Finally, the exhibition looks at the influence of sixties art on subsequent generations of artists, from 1980s abstraction to the YBAs.

 

Image:

Richard Hamilton, Interior Study (a), 1964, Mixed media, Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1964

 

Angels, Buckets and Bells: A creative response to St. Mary’s Lydiard Tregoze

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

St Mary’s Church, Lydiard Tregoze, is one of Swindon’s most historic and beautiful buildings.

The Grade 1 listed church  was awarded funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund in 2018 to conserve its medieval wallpaintings, monuments and decorative schemes. This exhibition will bring together the sketches and finished work created by the project’s Artists in Residence, Felicity Cormack and Judy Thompson, which will be exhibited alongside treasures from the church.