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Time for Tea!

Date: 15th October 2019 - 7th March 2020

Every day

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

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 (ceramic)

This exhibition is displayed alongside modern ceramics by Ann Stokes, Lucie Rie and David Leach.  We will also share Victorian and Edwardian tea sets from some of Britain’s finest pottery manufacturers.

Image:

Ray Finch, Teapot, acquired 1970s

Cost: Free

Auto Memento: Stickyback Photography in Swindon, 1900-1919

Date: 23rd October 2019 - 4th January 2020

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:00

In the early 20th century, a photographic studio in Regent Street, Swindon, offered a unique way of having your picture taken. Stickyback photos were quick, casual, fun and cheap.

Stickyback photo

The Family Museum acquired its collection of 72 ‘Stickyback’ photographs in September 2016. This exhibition shows the entire set of images and explores this little-documented style of Edwardian popular photography. It offers a unique glimpse of everyday life and ordinary people in Swindon in the last century.

The exhibition also explores the advent and rise of amateur photography during the 20th century through The Family Museum’s extensive archive of family photographs and albums, cameras and photographic ephemera.

This exhibition is a collaboration between The Family Museum and Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.

Cost: Free

Open Exhibition 2019

Date: 19th November 2019 - 21st December 2019

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery's Annual Open Exhibition returns this December with a stunning selection of work from emerging and established artists.

open, exhibition, 2019, swindon

This second dynamic and varied Open Exhibition brings together work in a variety of media including portraits, landscape and abstract works from established and emerging artists. This year, the exhibition has been judged by publisher, writer and curator Matthew Price, New College’s Karen Pau and Sophie Cummings, Curator of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.

A full list of artists exhibiting can be found here.

All work is for sale, making the Open Exhibition a perfect opportunity to discover new artists and pick up that perfect Christmas gift.

Supported and sponsored by icanFRAME, Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Oink Gallery and Swindon Borough Council, new for 2019 the exhibition will be hosting People’s Choice Award. Chosen by the public, voting will take place during the exhibition and the winner will be announced after the exhibition closes. The winner will receive a £50 gift voucher from Oink Gallery.

Cost: Free

Hit repeat: Prints from the Swindon Collection of Modern British Art

Date: 10th December 2019 - 4th January 2020

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

Printmaking can take many forms, from lithographs to etchings to woodcuts and even digital prints.

Beattie - Juggler (print)

This exhibition brings together a selection of prints from Swindon’s Collection, so visitors can explore this vital and engaging art form for themselves. The exhibition includes work by Allen Jones, Basil Beattie, Christopher Nevinson and Katherine Jones.

Image: Basil Beattie, Juggler II, 1987, Lithograph, Gift in Tribute to Meryl Ainslie, 2018

Cost: Free

St Mary’s Church, Lydiard Tregoze: A Creative Celebration

Date: 14th January 2020 - 24th March 2020

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

St Mary’s Church, Lydiard Tregoze, is one of Swindon’s most historic and beautiful buildings.

triptych, lydiard, tregoze, swindon

The Grade 1 listed church  was awarded funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund in 2018 to conserve its medieval wallpaintings, monuments and decorative schemes. This exhibition will bring together the sketches and finished work created by the project’s Artists in Residence, Felicity Cormack and Judy Thompson, which will be exhibited alongside treasures from the church.

Cost: Free

Glynn Uzzell, 1930-2014: a Retrospective Exhibition

Date: 21st January 2020 - 7th March 2020

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

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

Glynn Uzzell

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

Pop and Prosperity: 1960s British Art from the Swindon Collection

Date: 21st January 2020 - 30th May 2020

Every day

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

Time: 11:00 - 16:30

This exhibition explores the art and culture of 1960s Britain through some of the most significant paintings and drawings from the Swindon Collection.

Richard Hamilton, Interior Study (a)

This exciting new exhibition explores the impact of popular culture and society on British art in the 1960s, and features work by Howard Hodgkin, Michael Craig-Martin and Mary Fedden. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to appreciate the diversity, confidence and ambition of British art during the 1960s, and the way it responded to a rapidly changing world.

Pop and Prosperity takes as its starting point one of the most significant works in Swindon’s Collection, Richard Hamilton’s Interior Study. This collage embodies the growing ‘pop’ sensibility in contemporary art at the time, which engaged with everyday life and Britain’s post-war prosperity.

The exhibition also explores the rise of abstract painting in 1960s British art, as artists sought to embrace new forms of expression. Paintings by Bernard Cohen, Terry Frost and William Gear will be on display.

Finally, the exhibition looks at the influence of sixties art on subsequent generations of artists, from 1980s abstraction to the YBAs.

 

Image:

Richard Hamilton, Interior Study (a), 1964, Mixed media, Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1964

 

Cost: Free

A Celebration of Colour: Modern and Contemporary Ceramics

Date: 24th March 2020 - 5th September 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