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Events for 27th Jun 2019

Artist and Model: Portraits, Self-Portraits and Figure Studies from the Swindon Collection

Date: 26th March 2019 - 20th July 2019

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

The relationship between artist and model is one of the most powerful dynamics in art.

Snapshot auerbach freud

This exhibition explores that relationship through a series of portraits and figure studies, examining both artist and sitter. As well as celebrating the ability of the artist to capture their sitter, this exhibition will reconsider the importance of the sitter as muse, inspiration, antagonist and confidante.

The exhibition includes paintings, drawings and prints by Frank Auerbach, John Bellany, Gwen John and RB Kitaj.

 

Cost: Free

Infocus Stitching: Great Western Embroiderers respond to Swindon’s historic photography collections

Date: 28th May 2019 - 7th September 2019

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

This spring, members of Swindon’s renowned Great Western Embroiders will present a new exhibition of embroidery and textiles inspired by old photographs of Swindon.

infocus stitching

For the past year, members have been exploring Swindon’s rich photographic history and creating challenging and inspiring new work.

The exhibition includes examples of photography, cameras and photographic equipment from the museum’s own collections.

Images © Kathy and Jane

Cost: Free

Uncanny: Realism and Fantasy in Modern Ceramics

Date: 4th June 2019 - 28th September 2019

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Ceramics that beguile, ceramics that bewitch… this exhibition celebrates the most unusual and unsettling ceramics in Swindon’s collection of modern British Art.

Modern Ceramics

Ceramic artists can manipulate clay to create rippling surfaces, soft flowing shapes, or knife sharp edges. Ceramics can be inspired by dreams and nightmares. This exhibition explores the subversive side of contemporary ceramic art.

The exhibition features modern and contemporary ceramics by Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, Fenella Elms, Laurence Simon, Patricia Volk, Ben Arnup and Grayson Perry.

Cost: Free

Town and Country: Images of Swindon

Date: 11th June 2019 - 20th July 2019

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

This exhibition explores some of the wonderful depictions of Swindon and its countryside that can be found in Swindon’s Collection of Modern British Art.

Image of Swindon

The exhibition includes works by David Rolt, Harold Dearden, Janet Boulton and Randolph Schwabe.

The exhibition is a walk down memory lane and reveals just how much the area has changed since the early 20th century.

Cost: Free

Friends Talk – Acquiring Works for the National Trust, with Emile de Bruijn

Date: 27th June 2019

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

Time: 19:30 - 20:30

This talk, with Emile de Bruijn, Lead Registrator (Collections Development), will focus on how the National Trust identifies work it might wish to purchase.

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For example, the illustration depicts Lord Henry Paget, who later became 7th Marquess of Anglesey and donated Plas Newydd to the National Trust.  The painting by Rex Whistler was acquired at Sotheby’s, London in 2017.

Tickets are limited to so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Doors open at 7pm.  Tickets available online and via SMAG on 01793 466556.

Tickets: £6 Friends of SMAG, £8 non-Friends

 

Cost: £8.00