Events on 25th Apr 2018

Events for 25th Apr 2018

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  • The Phelps Bequest

    • Date: 25th April 2018
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
    • Cost: FREE

    An exhibition bringing together art given to Swindon Museum and Art Gallery by local man Fred Phelps during the 1940s and 1950s.

    This exhibition brings together some of the paintings, drawings and prints given to Swindon Museum and Art Gallery by local man Fred Phelps, during the 1940s and 1950s. They include drawings, watercolours and paintings by some of the most popular artists of the early 20th century including Lord Methuen, Claude Francis Barry and John Skeaping. Phelps also helped establish the museum’s purchase fund, which continues to support new acquisitions to this day. This exhibition pays tribute to his foresight and generosity.

  • Timeless Secrets – Ceramic Artists in Their Own Words

    • Date: 25th April 2018 - 14th July 2018
    • On this day every month
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
    • Cost: FREE

    An exhibition celebrating the work of potters and artists who work with clay, guest-curated by ceramics collector and writer Mike Yates.

    Timeless Secrets is an exhibition celebrating the artistic skills of potters and artists who work with clay. But it is more than that. Accompanying these art-works are comments made by the artists themselves. Over the years some ceramicists have spoken extensively about their work, while others have remained silent, letting their work speak for itself. This exhibition is guest-curated by the ceramics collector and writer Mike Yates, and features work by Walter Keeler, Mo Jupp, Bernard Leach, Ray Finch, Jennifer Lee and Lucie Rie.