Events on 12th Jan 2018

Events for 12th Jan 2018

Showing 1 to 2 of 2 events.

  • Janet Boulton: Watercolours

    • Date: 29th November 2017 - 20th January 2018
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Bath Road, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 15:00
    • Cost: £0.00

    Janet Boulton is internationally known for her watercolours and paper relief works, but few know of her connections to Swindon.

    This exhibition celebrates her works on paper and will include paintings inspired by music, still life and gardens. Boulton was born in Swindon. After art school, she returned to the town and worked as an art teacher at Swindon College, Commonweal and Hreod Parkway. In 1977, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery hosted her exhibition, ‘Windows and Reflections’, inspired by her views from classrooms in the town. Since the late 1970s, she has worked at Ian Hamilton Finlay’s garden at Little Sparta, the Villa La Pietra, and the Garden Museum. Her work is in public and private collections in the UK and abroad. This exhibition is a welcome return to Swindon from this important artist. It celebrates both her innovative use of watercolour and her engagement with nature, beauty, architecture and music. Image: Janet Boulton, Terracotta Pots with Ceres and Diana, Villa La Pietra

  • 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