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Friends Talk – Acquiring Works for the National Trust, with Emile de Bruijn

Date: 27th June 2019

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
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Time: 19:30 - 20:30

This talk, with Emile de Bruijn, Lead Registrator (Collections Development), will focus on how the National Trust identifies work it might wish to purchase.

portrait

For example, the illustration depicts Lord Henry Paget, who later became 7th Marquess of Anglesey and donated Plas Newydd to the National Trust.  The painting by Rex Whistler was acquired at Sotheby’s, London in 2017.

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.

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

 

Cost: £8.00

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

Friends Talk - International Tennis Art with Prof Ann Sumner

Date: 25th July 2019

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
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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

Free Lunchtime Talk - Touring the Swindon Collection

Date: 2nd August 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 brand new exhibition, Touring the Swindon Collection.

Sutherland, Landscape with Rocks

Discover the challenges and secrets behind Swindon’s decision to tour 44 works of art around England, and learn more about some of the key works of art.

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

Cost: Free

Free Lunchtime Talk - Connections, an exhibition by Group 7

Date: 16th August 2019

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

Discover more about this fascinating collective and learn more about the works of art on display in this exhibition, Connections.

Group 7

Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of our visiting exhibition by the artists of group 7. 

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

 

Cost: Free

Friends Talk - Stone Age to Corinium Project

Date: 26th September 2019

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

Time: 19:30 - 20:30

The Corinium Museum has started building works for a 1.6 million redevelopment project.

corinium, museum

The project, called “Stone Age to Corinium: Discover the Archaeology of the Cotswolds”, is a Heritage Lottery funded project which includes funding for activity as well as the building works. It will create a new reception area, new interactive prehistory to early Roman galleries, a new garden linked to the café, and new Discovery Centre where a range of activities will take place. Museums are facing many challenges in the current climate, therefore this project supports the Museum’s wider strategy to become more resilient and relevant in the 21st century and follows on from the Museum’s recent rebranding.

Join the Museum’s Director Amanda Hart to hear more about the project and what the future holds for Corinium Museum.

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

Friends Talk - Michael Ayrton, Image-Maker

Date: 31st October 2019

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
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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

Ken White & Andy Binks – In Conversation

Date: 28th November 2019

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road
Swindon
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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
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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
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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