Events on 4th Oct 2017

Events for 4th Oct 2017

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  • Peter Burgess: A Celebration

    • Date: 19th July 2017 - 18th November 2017
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Bath Road, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 15:00
    • Cost: £0.00

    During the 1970s, Peter Burgess was Head of Ceramics at Swindon School of Art and advised Swindon Museum and Art Gallery on establishing its collection of studio ceramics.

    This exhibition brings together some of Swindon’s earliest and most important ceramic acquisitions, including work by Hans Coper, Lucy Rie, Katharine Pleydell-Bouverie and Ray Finch. Burgess passed away in 2016. Image: Hans Coper, Large Vessel, early 1970s

  • STEAM: 'Going to America' Special Exhibition

    • Date: 22nd July 2017 - 31st December 2017
    • Every day
    • Location: STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway
    • Time: 10:00 - 16:00
    • Cost: Entry is free with admission and to STEAM Season Ticket holders.

    Follow the famous journey of King George V and North Star as they travelled to America as part of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad centenary celebrations.

    Find out some fascinating facts, including what compelled the GWR to send their flagship King Class engine on this 18 day epic voyage of over 3,500 miles to compete alongside 30 other engines from all over the world. You're sure to be intrigued as you discover many original GWR exhibits not previously on public display. These include an original Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Centenary Exhibition Catalogue, newspaper cuttings, a Souvenir booklet, Centenary china and King George V's Replica Bell. You'll also get to find out the reason why the GWR had to make a replica of King George V's famous bell! Going to America is located in the special exhibition area on STEAM's recreated 1930s Station Platform, just next to the great King George V. Entry is free with admission and to STEAM Season Ticket holders.

  • The Lie of the Land: Exploring Modern British Landscapes from the Swindon Collection

    • Date: 19th July 2017 - 18th November 2017
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Bath Road, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 15:00
    • Cost: £0.00

    The landscape is one of the most powerful and atmospheric themes in art. It can capture shared experiences of the land, transport us to new locales or challenge us with new interpretations of familiar

    Many modern artists have depicted the landscape. They have sought to capture atmosphere and emotional response as well as trying to describe the topography of the land. This exhibition brings together modern landscape paintings by Paul Nash, Christopher Nevinson, Roger Fry and Mary Fedden. It also explores more experimental approaches to depicting the landscape by Richard Long, Kathy Pendergast and Joe Tilson. The exhibition includes a number of works depicting Swindon and Wiltshire by Edward Buttar, David Rolt and Michael Cullimore. Swindon Museum and Art Gallery can offer interesting and interactive tours of this exhibition for groups, colleges, universities and schools on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please contact us for more information at smag@swindon.gov.uk. Image: Robert Bevan, Back of the Granary, Poland, 1904