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Events

Events for 23rd Apr 2018 - 29th Apr 2018

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  • 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.

  • Spring in the Trees

    • Date: 28th April 2018
    • Location: Coate Water Park
    • Time: 13:30 - 15:30
    • Cost: Free event but fee for parking

    A fascinating, leisurely stroll around the Coate tree collection with local experts Ian Barker and Dave Absalom.

    Join us on a Fascinating leisurely stroll around the Coate Tree Collection. Our local tree expert will give an interesting insight into some of the trees of Swindon’s little known tree collection as they spring into life with their display of flowers and colours. Dogs welcome. Meet at Coate Water Ranger Centre. Please wear clothes to suit the weather. Event leaders Ian Barker and Dave Absalom. Book in advance on 01793 490150 or swindonrangers@swindon.gov.uk

  • Hop to Hannington

    • Date: 29th April 2018
    • Location: Stanton Park
    • Time: 10:30 - 15:00
    • Cost: Free

    7 mile walk around Stanton Park with a stop for refreshments.

    Time to stretch those legs in the fresh air. Enjoy this fabulous park, the green fields surrounding it and the picturesque village we will discover along the way. A 7-miler filled with nature, great views and blue skies. Meet at Stanton Park Ranger Centre. Bring some money for refreshments at the half way stop, and a packed lunch. Please wear clothes to suit the weather and stout shoes. Event leader Tom Murawicki. Book in advance on 01793 490150 or swindonrangers@swindon.gov.uk