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Friends Talk - Michael Ayrton, Image-Maker

Date: 31st October 2019

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

Time: 19:30 - 20:30

A talk by Justine Hopkins on Michael Ayrton.

Michael Ayrton, Roman Window

Michael Ayrton preferred to describe himself as an image-maker, and regretted that this was not an occupational description acceptable in a passport. Painter, sculptor, illustrator and stage designer; novelist, critic, essayist and broadcaster, his works in all media were informed by a deep fascination with people and an abiding love of myth, which he saw as fundamentally relevant to contemporary life: a bridge across time and space to reveal basic truths about being human which all art should explore and celebrate. His works challenged both traditional and contemporary expectations and brought him criticism and admiration in roughly equal measure, today they can be seen in public collections from Tate Britain to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Royal Air Force Museum at Hendon. Swindon is fortunate to possess one of his finest early paintings, the enigmatic Roman Window, and in this lecture Justine Hopkins, Ayrton’s step-granddaughter and biographer, will explore the context and circumstances which led to its creation and its place in the enduring legacy of this intriguing and controversial artist.

Doors open at 7pm.

Limited number of tickets available.

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

Tickets: £8/£6

Cost: 8.00

Free Lunchtime Talk - Time for Tea

Date: 22nd November 2019

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

Time: 12:30 - 13:00

Join our curator for this free lunchtime talk on our new ceramics exhibition, Time for Tea.

Lucie Rie - Cups and Saucers

This new exhibition brings together some of our favourite tea cups, teapots and other items from collections.

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

Cost: Free

Ken White & Andy Binks – In Conversation

Date: 28th November 2019

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

Time: 19:30 - 20:30

A Friends of Swindon MAG talk with Ken White

Ken White - Lion Bridge

Celebrated artist and muralist Ken White embarks on a whistle stop tour of his life through some amazing photographs aided by Andy Binks of the Swindon Society.  This promises to be an entertaining and informative evening.

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.

 

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

Friends Talk – Ken White & Andy Binks – In Conversation

Date: 29th November 2019

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

Time: 7:30 - 8:30

A Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery 'In Conversation' talk with Ken White.

Ken, white

A discussion between the artist Ken White and well known interviewer and good friend, Andy Binks, this promises to be an entertaining evening discussing Ken White’s paintings in his Railways and Landscapes exhibition and beyond.  An intriguing insight.

Doors open at 7pm.

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

Tickets £8/£6.

 

Cost: £8.00

Friends Talk - Craft Matters

Date: 12th December 2019

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

Time: 19:30 - 20:30

A talk by Isobel Dennis, Director of Collect from the Crafts Council

craft, matters, art,

‘We believe that craft plays a dynamic and vigorous role in the UK’s social, economic and cultural life.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to make, see, collect and learn about craft.

We believe that the strength of craft lies in nurturing talent; children and young people must be able to learn about craft at school and have access to excellent teaching throughout their education.
We believe that craft matters.’

Doors open at 7pm.

Tickets are available online, via 01793 466556 or in person at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.

Tickets £8/£6

Cost: 8.00

Free Lunchtime Talk - Hit Repeat

Date: 20th December 2019

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

Time: 12:30 - 13:00

Join our curator for this free lunchtime tour and talk on Hit Repeat - Prints from the Swindon Collection of Modern British Art.

Beattie - Juggler

This exhibition brings together a selection of prints from Swindon’s Collection, so visitors can explore this vital and engaging art form for themselves. 

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

Cost: Free