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A Celebration of Colour: Modern and Contemporary Ceramics

Date: 14th April 2020 - 25th July 2020

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

This selection from Swindon’s renowned collection of modern and contemporary ceramics showcases colour.

ceramics, swindon, art, exhibition, 2020, fiona, salazar, bowl

From bright and glossy glazes, to oxides and coloured clays, the exhibition will show how artists embrace colour.

The exhibition brings together work by Kate Malone, Janice Tchalenko and Patricia Volk, alongside recent acquisitions from Ann Stokes, Malene Hartman Rasmussen and Amos Plaut.

 

Image: Fiona Salazar, large Bowl

Cost: Free

Richard Maidment: Hometown Portraits

Date: 19th May 2020 - 18th July 2020

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

This stunning photographic collection features the portraits of the most notable, prominent and inspirational people that all share Swindon as their hometown.

richard, maidment, exhibition, swindon, portaits, may, 2020

Richard's exhibition celebrates Swindonians who have worked tirelessly and selflessly for fantastic causes and have really made an impact to the issues that matter most to them.  Some of the inspirational individuals showcased in this exhibition include the political journalist, Andrew Pierce, footballing legend Don Rogers and mural extraordinaire Ken White.  

This exhibition celebrates the people that make Swindon proud.

You can also discover more of Richard’s photography work at www.richardmaidment.com.

Cost: Free

Free Walk and Talk: Discover Art at STEAM with Katie Ackrill

Date: 30th May 2020

Location: STEAM, Fire Fly Ave
Swindon
SN2 2TA

Time: 14:00 - 14:30

This informal walk and talk will introduce visitors to artworks from Swindon’s modern and local art collections, which are currently on show at STEAM.

Hubert, Cook, Electric Welder, painting

These include depictions of Swindon and its surrounding countryside from the 19th and early 20th centuries, which are included in displays of the GWR Offices. Visitors will also be given exclusive access to a display of atmospheric paintings and lithographs by Swindon artist Hubert Cook, showing life in the GWR Works in the 1940s.

The displays are part of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery’s Art on Tour project, which will take Swindon’s significant art collections to more places throughout the town in 2020.

These talks are free and visitors do not need to hold a STEAM admission ticket to attend. Please sign up at reception upon arrival.

 

Please get in touch with our Project Engagement Officer if you are interested in bringing a large group (10 or more) to one of these talks, or would like to arrange a talk for a group outside the specified times:  Katie Ackrill – kaackrill@swindon.gov.uk

Cost: Free

Free Walk and Talk: Discover Art at STEAM with Katie Ackrill

Date: 20th June 2020

Location: STEAM, Fire Fly Ave
Swindon
SN2 2TA

Time: 11:00 - 11:30

This informal walk and talk will introduce visitors to artworks from Swindon’s modern and local art collections, which are currently on show at STEAM.

hubert, cook, painting, swindon, art

These include depictions of Swindon and its surrounding countryside from the 19th and early 20th centuries, which are included in displays of the GWR Offices. Visitors will also be given exclusive access to a display of atmospheric paintings and lithographs by Swindon artist Hubert Cook, showing life in the GWR Works in the 1940s.

The displays are part of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery’s Art on Tour project, which will take Swindon’s significant art collections to more places throughout the town in 2020.

These talks are free and visitors do not need to hold a STEAM admission ticket to attend. Please sign up at reception upon arrival.

Cost: Free

Friends Talk - Bournemouth Arts Club 1920-2020: A Mirror of the Times

Date: 25th June 2020

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

Time: 19:30 - 20:30

Over the past 100 years Bournemouth Arts Club (BAC) has responded to radical ideas and changing approaches in art.

williamson, spray

Dr Gill Clarke will discuss BAC’s formation and how under its Presidents Sir David Murray, Henry Lamb, Richard Eurich and others, it sought to foster expertise through lectures, weekend schools, and exhibitions which were often held at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum.  Exhibitions featured loans from nationally significant collections including in 1957 from the Swindon Collection which will also be highlighted.  Members’ work to be featured will include Maxwell Armfield, Lucy Kemp-Welch, Harold Williamson and more recently Martin Brewster, Kenneth Hatts, Joy Parsons and Jennifer Surridge.

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.

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

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