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Children's Workshop - Deck the Halls

22nd Sep 2019

Feel festive and make a cute Christmas decoration.

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

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Time: 11:00 - 15:00

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

Cost: £3.00

Happening Today, 22nd Sep 2019
Uncanny: Realism and Fantasy in Modern Ceramics

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

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

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.

Touring the Swindon Collection, 60 Years On

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

In 1959, the Swindon Collection of Modern British art began a tour of 16 towns and cities of the United Kingdom.

From Falmouth to Sunderland, Southend-on-Sea to Bolton, thousands of museum visitors were introduced to paintings by Paul Nash, LS Lowry, Gwen John and Graham Sutherland. This new exhibition celebrates the sixtieth anniversary of this tour, which introduced the people of Britain to Swindon’s remarkable art and established the reputation of the ‘Swindon Collection’.

This exhibition brings together the 44 works of art sent ‘on tour’ in 1959 and presents them alongside some of the most important acquisitions we have made in the decades since. The exhibition explores the history of the collection and the ambitions and challenges of touring so many pictures to so many places.

Image: John Nash, The Dredgers, Bristol Harbour, c.1924, Oil on canvas, Gift of the Contemporary Art Society, 1954

 

Ken White: Railways and Landscapes

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

This exhibition brings together a selection of paintings by one of Swindon’s best loved artists, Ken White.

Known for his depictions of life in the GWR Works, this exhibition includes railway paintings and local landscapes.

Image: Ken White, Riveter

 

Associated Events:

Friends Talk – In Conversation with Ken White, with Andy Binks – Thursday 28 November 2019

Friends Talk - In Conversation with Ken White, with Andy Binks - Friday 29 November 2019

 

100 Years of the Wiltshire WI: Celebrating the Centenary of The Wiltshire Federation

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

Wiltshire’s Women’s Institutes were established in 1919 and Wiltshire’s Federation is celebrating in its centenary year in 2019.

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery will host to an exhibition celebrating the women of Wiltshire’s WI and the contribution they have made to county life. From jam and Jerusalem, to education and campaign, this exhibition looks at the history and future of Wiltshire’s WI.