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Free Lunchtime Talk - Town and Country: Images of Swindon

Date: 5th July 2019

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
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Time: 12:30 - 13:00

Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of our current exhibition, Town and Country.

Dearden, Swindon 1945

Discover images of Swindon and its surrounding countryside from the last hundred years, and see just how much the town has changed.

Lunchtime talks start at 12.30pm and last for approximately 30 minutes.

 

 

Cost: Free

Free Lunchtime Talk - Artist and Model & Town and Country

Date: 19th July 2019

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
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Time: 12:30 - 13:00

Artist and Model explores portraits from our collection, while Town and Country shares some of our favourite images of Swindon.

Bellany - Self Portrait with Juliet

Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of our exhibitions before they finish on Saturday 20th July.

Lunchtime talks start at 12.30pm in the Art Gallery and last for approximately 30 minutes.

 

Cost: Free

Art Gallery Closure – Exhibition Changeover

Date: 20th July 2019 - 30th July 2019

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Please note that the Art Gallery will be closed from 4.30pm on Saturday 20 July for exhibition changeover and will reopen on Tuesday 30 July with...

Gallery Closed

Please note that the Art Gallery will be closed from 4.30pm on Saturday 20 July for exhibition changeover and will reopen on Tuesday 30 July with Connections and Touring the Swindon Collection, 60 years on.

The Museum will be open as usual during this period.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

Cost: Free

Friends Talk - International Tennis Art with Prof Ann Sumner

Date: 25th July 2019

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

Time: 19:30 - 20:30

Professor Ann Sumner will highlight the painting Tennis of 1928 by Vicente do Rego Monteiro (1899 — 1970), held in the collection of Swindon Art Gallery.

Tennis of 1928 by Vicente do Rego Monteiro (1899 — 1970),

Ann will discuss his famous tennis painting in the context of artists who have been drawn to depict the game of tennis from the 1870s onwards, beginning with British artists such as John Lavery through to Laura Knight and Eric Ravilious, before exploring European depictions of tennis particularly by French, Italian, Spanish and German artists and then considering American and South American examples of the genre.

The talk is planned to mark the publication of Routledge’s Handbook of Tennis. The Swindon painting was selected to be on the cover of this new book. Her talk will be introduced by Carol Osborne, of Leeds Trinity University who is Assistant Editor of the Routledge book.

Doors open at 7pm.

Tickets can be purchased online, via 01793 466556 or in person at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.

Tickets: £8 / £6

 

 

 

Cost: 8.00

Touring the Swindon Collection, 60 Years On

Date: 30th July 2019 - 9th November 2019

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

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

Picture of Bristol Docks

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

 

Cost: Free

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