Events

Events for 1st Feb 2018 - 28th Feb 2018

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  • Paper: Drawings, prints and works on paper from the Swindon Collection

    • Date: 29th November 2017 - 14th April 2018
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
    • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
    • Cost: Free

    Works on paper are some of the most fascinating examples of modern art. This exhibition features drawings, watercolours and prints by modern and contemporary artists.

    Works on paper are some of the most fascinating examples of modern art. This exhibition features drawings, watercolours and prints by modern and contemporary artists and demonstrates the huge range of effects that can be created using paper and imagination. The exhibition celebrates the recent Meryl Ainslie Gift donation – a group of more than 50 works on paper given anonymously to Swindon in 2017 in appreciation of Meryl Ainslie’s services to the Arts. Meryl Ainslie MA is founder of Rabley Drawing Centre, a gallery and drawing school located near Marlborough which specialises in drawings, works on paper and original prints. She worked at Swindon School of Art between 1993 and 2004 and was instrumental in the development and delivery of the successful higher education programme in Fine Art Drawing. The exhibition features works by Allen Jones, Nicholas Monro, Michael Ayrton, Basil Beattie and Katherine Jones. These are displayed alongside prints by Ian Hamilton Finlay, Eduardo Paolozzi and Cecil Collins, and drawings by George Clausen, Gwen John and Augustus John. Image: Nicholas Monro, b.1936 – Igloos, 1970 – Screenprint, Artist’s Proof from an edition of 75

  • Junior What's that Tree?

    • Date: 14th February 2018
    • Location: Stanton Park Ranger Centre
    • Time: 10:00 - 12:00
    • Cost: Free

    Tree spotting walk

    Come on a stroll around Stanton woods and identify some of the trees by looking at its bark and buds. Can you tell how old & how tall a tree is? Join us to answer these questions. Suitable for 6 to 12 year olds. Meet at Stanton Park Ranger Centre. Please wear clothes to suit the weather, stout shoes and bring a tree identification guide if you have one. Event leader Ian Barker. Book in advance on 01793 490150 or swindonrangers@swindon.gov.uk

  • Barbury's Lumps and Bumps

    • Date: 25th February 2018
    • Location: Barbury Castle
    • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
    • Cost: Free event

    2 mile walk and talk

    Apart from the Iron Age hillfort the lumps and bumps at Barbury Castle represent some 4,000 years from the Bronze Age to WWII – find out which are which on this 2-mile walk of discovery. Meet at Barbury Castle car park, near the toilet block. Please wear clothes to suit the weather and stout shoes, and bring waterproofs. Event leader Michael Lilley. Book in advance on 01793 490150 or swindonrangers@swindon.gov.uk