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Events

Events for 1st Apr 2018 - 30th Apr 2018

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  • 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

  • The Euston Road School: Radical Realism

    • Date: 31st January 2018 - 14th April 2018
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
    • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
    • Cost: Free

    Between 1937 and 1939, the artists of the Euston Road School created rejected abstraction in favour of realist art and everyday subjects.

    These artists hoped to make modern art accessible to the general public, and were informed by their left-wing political views and dual roles as artists and art teachers. While the group was short lived, it was influential, continuing a trend of naturalism or social mindedness that can still be found in art today This exhibition brings together a group of paintings by the artist Basil Rooke, on loan from his family. They are displayed alongside work by Lawrence Gowing and Duncan Grant, from Swindon’s own collection. Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm

  • An Uneasy Peace: British Art between the Wars

    • Date: 24th April 2018 - 1st September 2018
    • On this day every month
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
    • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
    • Cost: FREE

    Innovation and tradition, harmony and tension: the interwar period was an important time for modern British art. This exhibition explores the British art movements that flourished between the wars, in

    During World War I, many artist-led groups developed, which allowed young British artists to explore new techniques and ideas. These groups continued in the interwar period, and their work captured both the sense of possibility and uncertainty that characterised the time. The exhibition brings together important paintings by Ben Nicholson, Edward Wadsworth, Julian Trevelyan and Sylvia Gosse. It includes drawings and watercolours by Henry Moore, Augustus John and David Bomberg. As well as exploring the different art movements of the First World War and interwar years, it also looks at the contrasts and connections that existed between these influential artists. The exhibition features work by two Swindon-born artists: Leslie Cole and Hubert Cook. OPEN: Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm

  • The Phelps Bequest

    • Date: 25th April 2018
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
    • 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
    • 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.