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Events for 15th Dec 2019

Time for Tea!

Date: 15th October 2019 - 7th March 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 (ceramic)

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

Cost: Free

Hit repeat: Prints from the Swindon Collection of Modern British Art

Date: 10th December 2019 - 4th January 2020

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Printmaking can take many forms, from lithographs to etchings to woodcuts and even digital prints.

Beattie - Juggler (print)

This exhibition brings together a selection of prints from Swindon’s Collection, so visitors can explore this vital and engaging art form for themselves. The exhibition includes work by Allen Jones, Basil Beattie, Christopher Nevinson and Katherine Jones.

Image: Basil Beattie, Juggler II, 1987, Lithograph, Gift in Tribute to Meryl Ainslie, 2018

Cost: Free

Auto Memento: Stickyback Photography in Swindon, 1900-1919

Date: 23rd October 2019 - 4th January 2020

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:00

In the early 20th century, a photographic studio in Regent Street, Swindon, offered a unique way of having your picture taken. Stickyback photos were quick, casual, fun and cheap.

Stickyback photo

The Family Museum acquired its collection of 72 ‘Stickyback’ photographs in September 2016. This exhibition shows the entire set of images and explores this little-documented style of Edwardian popular photography. It offers a unique glimpse of everyday life and ordinary people in Swindon in the last century.

The exhibition also explores the advent and rise of amateur photography during the 20th century through The Family Museum’s extensive archive of family photographs and albums, cameras and photographic ephemera.

This exhibition is a collaboration between The Family Museum and Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.

Cost: Free

Open Exhibition 2019

Date: 19th November 2019 - 21st December 2019

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery's Annual Open Exhibition returns this December with a stunning selection of work from emerging and established artists.

open, exhibition, 2019, swindon

This second dynamic and varied Open Exhibition brings together work in a variety of media including portraits, landscape and abstract works from established and emerging artists. This year, the exhibition has been judged by publisher, writer and curator Matthew Price, New College’s Karen Pau and Sophie Cummings, Curator of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.

A full list of artists exhibiting can be found here.

All work is for sale, making the Open Exhibition a perfect opportunity to discover new artists and pick up that perfect Christmas gift.

Supported and sponsored by icanFRAME, Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Oink Gallery and Swindon Borough Council, new for 2019 the exhibition will be hosting People’s Choice Award. Chosen by the public, voting will take place during the exhibition and the winner will be announced after the exhibition closes. The winner will receive a £50 gift voucher from Oink Gallery.

Cost: Free