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Events for 27th Feb 2020

Time for Tea!

Date: 15th October 2019 - 13th June 2020

Every day

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road

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.


Ray Finch, Teapot, acquired 1970s

Cost: Free

Friends Talk - Howard’s Way: The Paintings of Charles Houghton Howard & Post War Abstract Painting with Professor David Manley

Date: 27th February 2020

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road

Time: 19:30 - 20:30

Professor David Manley will give an insight into his research into Charles Howard and his paintings.

charles, houghton

This is with particular reference to his work in the Swindon collection and the development of British abstraction between, and especially after WW2.  Howard occupies a unique place in this history straddling the Atlantic Ocean, seen as an American in the UK but as an emigre in the USA.  He is equally oddly situated between the Surrealist tradition and a kind of English Romanticism that suggests he may well be far more important as a painter than he has, at least, until recently been credited with on either side of the ‘pond’.

Friends of Swindon MAG talks take place at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.  Doors open at 7pm.

Tickets can be bought online, by calling 01793 466556 or in person at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.

Friends of Swindon MAG

Cost: Friends of Swindon MAG - £6, General Admission - £8

Art on Tour: Civic Offices

Date: 6th February 2020 - 31st December 2020

Every day

Location: Civic Offices, Euclid Street

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

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.

Glyn Uzzell, 1930-2014: a Retrospective Exhibition

Date: 21st January 2020 - 7th March 2020

Every day

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

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

glyn, uzzell, painting, swindon, artist, exhibition

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.

Cost: Free

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