Events on 23rd Jan 2017

Events for 23rd 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.

  • 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.

  • Unwrapped: Rediscovering Swindon’s Stored Collections through the Art of Paper

    • Date: 18th January 2017 - 18th March 2017
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Bath Road, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 15:00
    • Cost: £0.00

    Unwrapped brings together museum objects with original art created by emerging artists and designers that have a connection with Swindon. It marks the end of a yearlong project in which the group have

    The exhibition is curated by Sophie Cummings and Julie Smith and features drawing, printmaking, illustration, costume, animation and puppetry. Alongside the artwork, visitors will see weird and wonderful objects and collections usually kept in store. These include some of the first objects acquired by Swindon Museum in the early 20th century, such as the Higginbotham Mollusca, Miss Todd’s Wiltshire Herbarium and fossils and minerals acquired by Charles Gore, the museum’s founder.