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Events on 6th Jan 2018

Events for 6th Jan 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

  • The Giant's Garden

    • Date: 6th January 2018
    • Location: Coate Water Park Ranger's Station
    • Time: 11:30 - 14:00
    • Cost: Free event but fee for parking

    4 mile stroll with refreshment stop.

    Another chance to catch a gentle 4-mile stroll in the bare naked countryside found within the LNR of Coate, and its wider countryside. The usual half way stop at a local watering hole to warm up the bones, before returning to Coate in the late afternoon sunshine and fresh air. Meet at Coate Water Ranger Centre. Bring some money for refreshments at the half way stop, and a snack. Please wear clothes to suit the weather and stout shoes. Event leader Tom Murawicki. Book in advance on 01793 490150 or swindonrangers@swindon.gov.uk