Events on 12th Jan 2017

Events for 12th Jan 2017

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  • From Where I'm Standing

    • Date: 21st September 2016 - 28th January 2017
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Bath Road, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 15:00
    • Cost: £0.00

    This is an exciting, inspiring and informative exhibition which provides a new perspective and context for the Swindon Collection and that overturns expectations about ceramics.

    Featuring work by some of the finest ceramicists in the West Country, including Sarah Purvey, Jo Taylor and Sasha Wardell. They have been invited to show their art alongside a work of their choice from the Swindon Collection of modern British art. Swindon’s important collection of modern art, featuring Lucien Freud, Ben Nicholson, Howard Hodgkin and Maggi Hambling includes a ceramic and sculpture collection with works by Hans Coper, Lucy Rie and Ian Hamilton Finlay. Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road Old Town Swindon SN1 4BA Tel: 01793 466556 Email: smag@swindon.gov.uk Web: www.swindonmuseumandartgallery.org.uk Opening Times: Wednesday to Saturday 11.00am - 3.00pm. From 10.00am during school holidays. The Museum and Art Gallery are FREE to look around.

  • Modern British Art from the Collection of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

    • Date: 12th January 2017
    • Location: Osborne Samuel Gallery, 23a Bruton Street, London, W1J 6QG
    • Time: 10:00 - 18:00
    • Cost: £0.00

    In January 2017, Swindon Borough Council’s Collection of Modern British Art will be on display in the heart of London’s Mayfair district.

    Swindon Museum and Art Gallery holds one of the most important collections of modern British art in the country, with works by some of Britain’s finest modern artists, including Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, Alfred Wallis and LS Lowry. In January 2017, a selection of paintings, drawings and studio ceramics will go on display at the Osborne Samuel Gallery in Mayfair, giving the London art world a chance to discover this collection for themselves. Gordon Samuel, Director of the Osbourne Samuel Gallery, lives in north Wiltshire and recognises the significance of the collection. As a keen supporter of a new museum and art gallery in Swindon he wanted to show his support and has kindly offer his gallery space for an exhibition. He has been working with staff at the Museum and Art Gallery to personally handpick works from the Swindon Collection to display in the Gallery and has selected works by artists including Graham Sutherland, Henry Moore, Edward Wadsworth, Lucy Rie and Hans Coper. The Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Trust is delighted that this opportunity will raise awareness about the quality of the collection and will be using the exhibition to launch their wider fundraising campaign. Hadrian Ellory-van Dekker, Director and Chief Executive of the Trust said ‘This is a great opportunity, right in the heart of London’s Mayfair, for everyone to see Swindon’s Collection of Modern British Art. People are always surprised that Swindon has such a remarkable collection, and now we have the opportunity to reach those who haven’t heard about it and hopefully encourage them to come down to Swindon to see the rest of the amazing collection. www.osbornesamuel.com

  • Still Life

    • Date: 21st September 2016 - 28th January 2017
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Bath Road, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 15:00
    • Cost: £0.00

    A still life is a work of art depicting an arrangement of inanimate objects, such as fruit, drinking glasses or bolts of fabric.

    A still life is a work of art depicting an arrangement of inanimate objects, such as fruit, drinking glasses or bolts of fabric. Although it is one of art’s more traditional subjects, modern artists still find innovative and engaging ways to depict objects. This small exhibition celebrates still life paintings from the Swindon Collection of Modern British Art. Designed to complement ‘From Where I’m Standing’, it shows how artists depict three dimensional objects in paint, pencil and ink. The exhibition includes important paintings by major British artists including Edward Wadsworth, Ivon Hitchens and Stephen McKenna. The exhibition also includes work by artists with a Swindon connection, including Walter Poole, Desmond Morris and Peter Ferguson. Image: Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979) The Chinese Bowl, 1936. Oil on canvas. Presented by the Art Fund, 2003.

  • Time For Tea: Functional and beautiful pots from the Swindon Collection

    • Date: 21st September 2016 - 28th January 2017
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Bath Road, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 15:00
    • Cost: Free

    This new display highlights tea pots, tea cups, saucers and jugs from Swindon’s growing collection of Studio Ceramics. Celebrating form and function, the display shows how artists have adapted traditi

    The exhibition features teapots by Geoffrey Whiting, Ivan Martin and David Leach, jugs and pots by Richard Batterham and Ray Finch, and a complete coffee service made by Lucy Rie. The display will also feature recent gifts to the collection by Akiko Hirai, Takeshi Yasuda and Masamichi Yoshikawa.