Events

Events for 1st Feb 2019 - 28th Feb 2019

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  • Animals: Seven Swindon Stories

    • Date: 29th January 2019 - 11th May 2019
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 16:30
    • Cost: Free

    Explore Swindon’s history through the lives of seven of the town’s most famous animal inhabitants.

    From Mr Higginbotham’s snails and Eastcott’s cricket infestation, discover the stories of Swindon’s famous animals for yourself. There will be a special focus on Bruce the Collecting Dog, the canine hero who raised thousands of pounds for local orphans, the Victoria Hospital and survivors of the Titanic disaster. Bruce wore a special collecting box on his back and barked a thank you for any coins he was given. You can see Bruce’s collecting box, as well as photos of Swindon’s hero dog. This exhibition features photographs, paintings and objects from Swindon’s collections, including examples from our extensive natural history collection. There will be activities for younger visitors, too! Please note that Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4.30pm. Please check our website for more details on exhibitions and events. www.swindonmuseumandartgallery.org.uk

  • Gifted! How gifts and generosity have shaped the Swindon Collection of Modern British Art

    • Date: 15th January 2019 - 16th March 2019
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 16:30
    • Cost: Free

    Gifted! explores the gifts, bequests and donations that have helped establish Swindon’s collection as one of the most important collections of modern British art outside London.

    From early benefactor Jimmy Bomford and Frederick Phelps, to the longstanding support of the Contemporary Art Society and Art Fund, the exhibition explores how gifts have shaped the collection and provided Swindon with some remarkable and challenging works of art. The exhibition includes paintings by LS Lowry, Graham Sutherland and Alfred Wallis, along with more recent work by Nicola Tyson, Eileen Cooper and Allen Jones. As well as exploring the legacy of major gifts and benefactors, the exhibition also shines a light on some lesser known contributions from the Campaign to Protect Rural England and Soroptimist International. Please note that Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4.30pm. Please check our website for more details on exhibitions and events. www.swindonmuseumandartgallery.org.uk Image: LS Lowry (1887-1976) A Procession, undated Bequeathed by Anthony Carlisle through the Art Fund, 1993

  • Story and Rhyme Time

    • Date: 11th January 2019 - 15th February 2019
    • Every week
    • Location: West Swindon Library
    • Time: 10:30 - 11:00
    • Cost: Free

    Story and rhymes suitable for all children under the age of 5

  • This Woman’s Work: Female Artists in the Swindon Collection

    • Date: 24th January 2019 - 16th March 2019
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 16:30
    • Cost: Free

    This exhibition explores the work of female artists in the Swindon Collection and includes paintings and drawings by Gwen John, Mary Fedden, Gillian Ayres, Nicola Tyson and Sylvia Gosse.

    Historically, female artists have been underrepresented in the Swindon Collection. Recent exhibitions have aimed to showcase more work by female artists, but this is the first exhibition in more than twenty years to share and celebrate female artists. The exhibition features portraits, landscapes and abstracts. It will look at both the female artists who broke through the restrictions of the early 20th century art world, and the contemporary artists who offer a unique perspective on a women’s experience of the world. The exhibition will be accompanied by a special display of studio ceramics by female artists, including Lucie Rie, Sara Lee, Katharine Pleydell Bouverie, Janice Tchalenko and Akiko Hirai. Please note that Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4.30pm. Please check our website for more details on exhibitions and events. www.swindonmuseumandartgallery.org.uk

  • Story and Rhyme Time

    • Date: 13th January 2019 - 17th February 2019
    • Every week
    • Location: Central Library
    • Time: 13:30 - 14:00
    • Cost: Free

    Story and rhymes suitable for all children under the age of 5