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Events for 8th Mar 2020

Time for Tea!

Date: 15th October 2019 - 13th June 2020

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

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

ray, finch, teapot, time, tea, exhibition, swindon

This exhibition is displayed alongside modern ceramics by Ann Stokes, Lucie Rie and David Leach.  Also on display are Victorian and Edwardian tea sets from some of Britain’s finest pottery manufacturers.

Image:

Ray Finch, Teapot, acquired 1970s

Cost: Free

Art on Tour: Civic Offices

Date: 6th February 2020 - 31st December 2020

Every day

Location: Civic Offices, Euclid Street
Swindon
SN1 2JH

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

At the Civic Offices, 18 artworks are on display, demonstrating the quality and variety of Swindon’s art collection

desmond, morris, art, swindon

This vibrant display includes important early 20th century paintings by Roger Fry, Sylvia Gosse and Kyffin Williams. The exhibition also features artists with a strong association to Swindon, including Harold Dearden, David Bent and Desmond Morris.

Free to enter.

Civic Offices opening hours Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm.

Cost: Free

Art on Tour: STEAM

Date: 6th February 2020 - 31st December 2020

Every day

Location: STEAM, Fire Fly Ave
Swindon
SN2 2TA

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

At STEAM depictions of Swindon and its surrounding countryside from the 19th and early 20th centuries are included in displays of the GWR Offices.

bracken, art, steam, wallflowers, swindon

Paintings by well-known local artists, including George Puckey and Kate Tryon, enhance the existing exhibits and show the impact of the GWR on the area.

STEAM opening hours: Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm, Sundays 11am – 4pm

Paid entry - see website for details.

 

Cost: Paid entry - see website for details.

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

Date: 14th January 2020 - 27th June 2020

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

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

richard, hamilton, exhibition, pop, prosperity,

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

 

Cost: Free

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

Date: 14th January 2020 - 4th April 2020

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

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

st, john, triptych, marys, lydiard, tregoze, swindon

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 brings together the sketches and finished work created by the project’s Artists in Residence, Felicity Cormack and Judy Thompson, and exhibited alongside treasures from the church.

Cost: Free