Events on 30th Sep 2017

Events for 30th Sep 2017

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  • Cathy Lomax – The British Painting Prize

    • Date: 6th September 2017 - 30th September 2017
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Bath Road, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 15:00
    • Cost: £0.00

    Cathy Lomax’s work is a contemporary and personal exploration of popular culture, beauty, celebrity and identity.

    Her projects have included an ongoing Film Diary, ‘Mock Tudor’ inspired by the art of Hans Holbein, and American Tan, which explores Hollywood glamour. In 2016, Lomax won the inaugural Contemporary British Prize. The competition was organised by Contemporary British Painting in order to celebrate and share the many important and exciting contemporary painters working in Britain today. This exhibition showcases recent and paintings and three dimensional work concerned with reflection, the gaze and female identity. Image: Cathy Lomax, Pretending to Sleep (Jacey Farrow), 2016

  • Meet the Railway Workers

    • Date: 5th August 2017 - 23rd December 2017
    • Every fortnight
    • Location: STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway
    • Time: 10:00 - 16:00
    • Cost: This great experience is free with standard admission and to STEAM Season Ticket holders.

    Meet the Railway Workers takes place fortnightly on Saturdays. Our friendly team of volunteers will welcome you aboard two famous locomotives: No. 4073 Caerphilly Castle and No. 6000 King George V!

    Take a Step Back in Time with the Real Story of Steam Meet the Railway Workers takes place fortnightly on Saturdays. Whatever your age, our friendly team of volunteers will add to the STEAM experience as you tour the Museum. They will welcome you aboard two famous locomotives: No. 4073 Caerphilly Castle and No. 6000 King George V! You'll even get to find out how the controls worked on the great engines! Expect to hear some fascinating anecdotes of what it was like to be a GWR engine driver, fireman or labourer; or an engineer, craftsman or office worker at one of the 'Shops' inside GWR's Swindon Works. Our volunteers are happy to help with any questions you may have about the GWR locomotives and artefacts we have on display at STEAM. This great experience is free with standard admission and to STEAM Season Ticket holders. Dates and Times: 22 July (10.00am - 4.00pm) August 5 and 19 (10.00am - 4.00pm) September 2, 16 and 30 (10.00am - 4.00pm) October 14 and 28 (10.00am - 4.00pm) November 11 and 25 (10.00am - 4.00pm) December 9 and 23 (10.00am - 4.00pm) We look forward to welcoming you soon!

  • Peter Burgess: A Celebration

    • Date: 19th July 2017 - 18th November 2017
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Bath Road, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 15:00
    • Cost: £0.00

    During the 1970s, Peter Burgess was Head of Ceramics at Swindon School of Art and advised Swindon Museum and Art Gallery on establishing its collection of studio ceramics.

    This exhibition brings together some of Swindon’s earliest and most important ceramic acquisitions, including work by Hans Coper, Lucy Rie, Katharine Pleydell-Bouverie and Ray Finch. Burgess passed away in 2016. Image: Hans Coper, Large Vessel, early 1970s

  • STEAM: 'Going to America' Special Exhibition

    • Date: 22nd July 2017 - 31st December 2017
    • Every day
    • Location: STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway
    • Time: 10:00 - 16:00
    • Cost: Entry is free with admission and to STEAM Season Ticket holders.

    Follow the famous journey of King George V and North Star as they travelled to America as part of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad centenary celebrations.

    Find out some fascinating facts, including what compelled the GWR to send their flagship King Class engine on this 18 day epic voyage of over 3,500 miles to compete alongside 30 other engines from all over the world. You're sure to be intrigued as you discover many original GWR exhibits not previously on public display. These include an original Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Centenary Exhibition Catalogue, newspaper cuttings, a Souvenir booklet, Centenary china and King George V's Replica Bell. You'll also get to find out the reason why the GWR had to make a replica of King George V's famous bell! Going to America is located in the special exhibition area on STEAM's recreated 1930s Station Platform, just next to the great King George V. Entry is free with admission and to STEAM Season Ticket holders.

  • The Lie of the Land: Exploring Modern British Landscapes from the Swindon Collection

    • Date: 19th July 2017 - 18th November 2017
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Bath Road, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 15:00
    • Cost: £0.00

    The landscape is one of the most powerful and atmospheric themes in art. It can capture shared experiences of the land, transport us to new locales or challenge us with new interpretations of familiar

    Many modern artists have depicted the landscape. They have sought to capture atmosphere and emotional response as well as trying to describe the topography of the land. This exhibition brings together modern landscape paintings by Paul Nash, Christopher Nevinson, Roger Fry and Mary Fedden. It also explores more experimental approaches to depicting the landscape by Richard Long, Kathy Pendergast and Joe Tilson. The exhibition includes a number of works depicting Swindon and Wiltshire by Edward Buttar, David Rolt and Michael Cullimore. Swindon Museum and Art Gallery can offer interesting and interactive tours of this exhibition for groups, colleges, universities and schools on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please contact us for more information at smag@swindon.gov.uk. Image: Robert Bevan, Back of the Granary, Poland, 1904