Events on 27th Jun 2019

Events for 27th Jun 2019

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  • Artist and Model: Portraits, Self-Portraits and Figure Studies from the Swindon Collection

    • Date: 26th March 2019 - 20th July 2019
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 16:30
    • Cost: Free

    This exhibition explores that relationship through a series of portraits and figure studies, examining both artist and sitter.

    The relationship between artist and model is one of the most powerful dynamics in art. As well as celebrating the ability of the artist to capture their sitter, this exhibition will reconsider the importance of the sitter as muse, inspiration, antagonist and confidante. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings and prints by Frank Auerbach, John Bellany, Gwen John and RB Kitaj. Please note that Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4.30pm. Please check our website for more details on exhibitions and events.

  • Infocus Stitching: Great Western Embroiderers respond to Swindon’s historic photography collections

    • Date: 28th May 2019 - 7th September 2019
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 16:30
    • Cost: Free

    This spring, members of Swindon’s renowned Great Western Embroiders will present a new exhibition of embroidery and textiles.

    For the past year, members have been exploring Swindon’s rich photographic history and creating challenging and inspiring new work. The exhibition includes examples of photography, cameras and photographic equipment from the museum’s own collections. Image courtesy © Kathy

  • Town and Country: Images of Swindon

    • Date: 11th June 2019 - 20th July 2019
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 16:30
    • Cost: Free

    This exhibition explores some of the wonderful depictions of Swindon and its countryside that can be found in Swindon’s Collection of Modern British Art.

    The exhibition includes works by David Rolt, Harold Dearden, Janet Boulton and Randolph Schwabe. The exhibition is a walk down memory lane and reveals just how much the area has changed since the early 20th century. Please note that Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4.30pm. Please check our website for more details on exhibitions and events.

  • Friends Talk – Acquiring Works for the National Trust, with Emile de Bruijn

    • Date: 27th June 2019
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 19:30 - 20:30
    • Cost: £8.00

    This talk, with Emile de Bruijn, Lead Registrator (Collections Development), will focus on how the National Trust identifies work it might wish to purchase.

    For example, the illustration depicts Lord Henry Paget, who later became 7th Marquess of Anglesey and donated Plas Newydd to the National Trust. The painting by Rex Whistler was acquired at Sotheby’s, London in 2017. Tickets are limited to so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets available online and via SMAG on 01793 466556. Tickets: £6 Friends of SMAG, £8 non-Friends