Events on 31st Mar 2019

Events for 31st Mar 2019

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  • An Art of the People – Ramsbury & Cricklade Potteries

    • Date: 13th March 2019 - 25th May 2019
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 16:30
    • Cost: Free

    This special exhibition celebrates our two local potteries, Cricklade and Ramsbury.

    For many years, Ivan and Kay Martin at Cricklade, and Peter Holdsworth at Ramsbury, oversaw potteries that were innovative, authentic, practical and commercially influential. This exhibition explores their ethos and impact and includes ceramics and photographs from Swindon Museum and Art Gallery and from private collections. This exhibition is co-curated with Mike Yates, author of recent guides to both potteries. 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. www.swindonmuseumandartgallery.org.uk Image: Ivan Martin, Jar

  • Animals: Seven Swindon Stories

    • Date: 29th January 2019 - 11th May 2019
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 16:30
    • Cost: Free

    Explore Swindon’s history through the lives of seven of the town’s most famous animal inhabitants.

    From Mr Higginbotham’s snails and Eastcott’s cricket infestation, discover the stories of Swindon’s famous animals for yourself. There will be a special focus on Bruce the Collecting Dog, the canine hero who raised thousands of pounds for local orphans, the Victoria Hospital and survivors of the Titanic disaster. Bruce wore a special collecting box on his back and barked a thank you for any coins he was given. You can see Bruce’s collecting box, as well as photos of Swindon’s hero dog. This exhibition features photographs, paintings and objects from Swindon’s collections, including examples from our extensive natural history collection. There will be activities for younger visitors, too! 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. www.swindonmuseumandartgallery.org.uk

  • 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. www.swindonmuseumandartgallery.org.uk

  • Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

    • Date: 31st March 2019
    • Location: Lydiard Park
    • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
    • Cost: £19.95 Per Person

    The Lydiard House presents a special Mothering Sunday Traditional Afternoon Tea in our Luxborough Suite with Harpist Christine Kinder setting a lovely, relaxing atmosphere.

    Treat your Mum, Grandma, step-Mum, Auntie, Godmother or special lady to a wonderful afternoon tea at Lydiard Park this Mother’s Day. The Lydiard House presents a special Mothering Sunday Traditional Afternoon Tea in our Luxborough Suite with Harpist Christine Kinder setting a lovely, relaxing atmosphere. You are also invited to explore the elegant State Rooms of Lydiard House, where ornate plasterwork and original family furnishings are displayed alongside portraits and photographs of the St John family, who lived there from Elizabethan times. Please note that the historic house closes at 3.30pm. We strongly advise visitors to visit Lydiard House prior to Afternoon Tea being served at 2pm. Our delicious Afternoon Tea includes: Prosecco or pressé on arrival A variety of hand-cut sandwiches A selection of Pâtisserie delights An assortment of savoury canapés Unlimited tea and coffee Children over the age of 10 are welcome. Each booking includes a small gift for one mum. Additional gifts can be purchased for a small charge. Reservations are essential. To book please call 01793 466664 (Mon – Fri between 10am and 4pm). Full payment over the phone is required to secure your booking. Cancellation Policy Cancellation must be made by telephone at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled booking for a full refund. Please call 01793 466664 between 10am and 4pm to cancel your booking.

  • Out of the Box: An exhibition of paintings by David Bent

    • Date: 26th March 2019 - 1st June 2019
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 16:30
    • Cost: Free

    This exhibition brings together a diverse selection of paintings by the artist David Bent.

    It includes geometric landscapes, intricate photographic collages, and paintings which tackle major contemporary social issues. Bent is rightly well known for his ‘art of flight’ paintings and prints, which have been described as “transforming aviation art” and led to Bent being awarded Honorary Companionship of the Royal Aeronautical Society. The exhibition will include examples of his bold and engaging aviation art. The exhibition also includes elements of his series “Movement 2000”, which explores the major social challenges facing the world at the start of the third millennium. Bent’s art combines dramatic and inventive compositions, a bold use of colour, and a passion for the subject. This exhibition is an opportunity to explore more work by this fascinating Swindon-based artist. 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. www.swindonmuseumandartgallery.org.uk