Events on 8th Feb 2020

Events for 8th Feb 2020

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  • Time for tea!

    • Date: 15th October 2019 - 7th March 2020
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 16:30
    • Cost: Free

    Our new ceramics exhibition brings together some of our favourite tea cups, teapots and other items from collections.

    This exhibition is displayed alongside modern ceramics by Ann Stokes, Lucie Rie and David Leach. We will also share Victorian and Edwardian tea sets from some of Britain’s finest pottery manufacturers. Image: Ray Finch, Teapot, acquired 1970s

  • St Mary’s Church, Lydiard Tregoze: a creative celebration

    • Date: 14th January 2020 - 24th March 2020
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 16:30
    • Cost: Free

    St Mary’s Church, Lydiard Tregoze, is one of Swindon’s most historic and beautiful buildings.

    The medieval church was awarded funding in 2018 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to conserve its stained glass, wall paintings and monuments for future generations. During 2019, three artists undertook a residency to document the conservation of the project. This exhibition will bring together the sketches and finished work created by Felicity Cormack, Beatrice Marr and Judy Thompson, which will be exhibited alongside objects from the church and from Swindon Museum and Art Gallery’s own collections. Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00am to 4.30pm. For more information, go to the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery website.

  • Glynn Uzzell, 1930-2014: a retrospective exhibition

    • Date: 21st January 2020 - 7th March 2020
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Borough Council Civic Offices Euclid Street Swindon SN1 2JH
    • Time: 11:00 - 16:30
    • Cost: Free

    Glyn Uzzell, painter and printmaker, was born in Swindon, Wiltshire in 1930.

    During a long and rich artistic career, he exhibited across Europe and his works are in the collection of the V&A Museum, the Museum of Art and History in Geneva and the National Library of France. This retrospective exhibition brings together a selection of Uzzell’s vibrant and lyrical paintings and prints showcasing his talent and range as an artist. Uzzell spent many years living and working abroad, but this exhibition will help Swindon rediscover one of its most significant modern artists. This exhibition has been made possible due to the support of the artist’s family. Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00am to 4.30pm. For more information, go to the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery website.

  • Pop and prosperity: 1960s British art from the Swindon collection

    • Date: 21st January 2020 - 30th May 2020
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Borough Council Civic Offices Euclid Street Swindon SN1 2JH
    • Time: 11:00 - 16:30
    • Cost: Free

    This exhibition explores the art and culture of 1960s Britain through some of the most significant paintings and drawings from the Swindon Collection.

    This exciting new exhibition explores the impact of popular culture and society on British art in the 1960s, and features work by Howard Hodgkin, Michael Craig-Martin and Mary Fedden. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to appreciate the diversity, confidence and ambition of British art during the 1960s, and the way it responded to a rapidly changing world. Pop and Prosperity takes as its starting point one of the most significant works in Swindon’s Collection, Richard Hamilton’s Interior Study. This collage embodies the growing ‘pop’ sensibility in contemporary art at the time, which engaged with everyday life and Britain’s post-war prosperity. The exhibition also explores the rise of abstract painting in 1960s British art, as artists sought to embrace new forms of expression. Paintings by Bernard Cohen, Terry Frost and William Gear will be on display. Finally, the exhibition looks at the influence of sixties art on subsequent generations of artists, from 1980s abstraction to the YBAs. Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4.30pm. For more information, go to the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery website. Image: Richard Hamilton, Interior Study (a), 1964, Mixed media, Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1964