Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
Bath Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 4BA
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The Bomford Gift

Drawings and paintings by some of Britain's best known artists, which were among the 21 works of art that landowner HJP Bomford gave to Swindon between 1943 and 1976.

Tue 27 Jun

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 28 Jun

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 29 Jun

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 1 Jul

Cathy Lomax: The British Painting Prize

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…

Wed 6 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 7 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 8 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 15 more dates until 30 Sep

The Contemporary Art Society And The Swindon Collection

Since 1947, the Contemporary Art Society has gifted more than 30 works of art to Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. This exhibition showcases their support by displaying a selection of these works together. The exhibition features some of Swindon's most significant abstract paintings by Gillian Ayres, Terry Frost and Roger…

Wed 19 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 20 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 21 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 26 more dates until 26 Aug

Creative Wiltshire: Celebrating Modern Art And Design From Swindon And Wiltshire

Works from the collection inspired by the landscape and character of Wiltshire including artists Ken White, Patricia Volk, Sasha Wardell and Katharine Pleydell Bouverie.

Tue 27 Jun

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 28 Jun

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 29 Jun

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 1 Jul

Janet Boulton: Watercolours

Janet Boulton is internationally known for her watercolours and paper relief works, but few know of her connections to Swindon. This exhibition celebrates her works on paper and will include paintings inspired by music, still life and gardens. Boulton was born in Swindon. After art school, she returned to the town and…

Wed 29 Nov

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 30 Nov

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 1 Dec

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 36 more dates until 20 Jan 2018

The Lie Of The Land: Exploring Modern British Landscapes From The Swindon Collection

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 scenes. Many modern artists have depicted the landscape. They have sought to capture atmosphere and emotional response as…

Wed 19 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 20 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 21 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 86 more dates until 18 Nov

Modern Times: How The School Of London Changed British Art

Works by Frank Auerbach, Lucian Freud, Richard Hamilton and Leon Kossoff, who transformed the British art world during the 1950s and 1960s.

Wed 28 Jun

Free

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Thu 29 Jun

Free

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Fri 30 Jun

Free

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Sat 1 Jul

Free

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Paint Me This Way! - Portraits By Susie Carr

This exhibition shows how portraiture can be used to help individuals rediscover and celebrate their identity, even when facing the greatest challenges. It comprises 29 painted portraits, 6 sculptures and 80 collages, all designed collaboratively with 7 patients living with severe illness. Artist Susie Carr used her…

Wed 12 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 13 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 14 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 40 more dates until 9 Sep

Peter Burgess: A Celebration

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…

Wed 19 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 20 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 21 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 86 more dates until 18 Nov

Peter Waldron: Odyssey

Peter Waldron's bold, abstract paintings are inspired by the rhythm, colour and energy of natural forms. This exhibition explores the artist's life and career to date and brings together a selection of his paintings and drawings. Waldron was born in Swindon in 1941. After training as a mechanical engineer, he attended…

Wed 11 Oct

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 12 Oct

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 13 Oct

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 26 more dates until 18 Nov

Pioneers: Highlights From The Swindon Collection Of Studio Ceramics

From Bernard Leach to Grayson Perry, this exhibition celebrates the ceramic artists who broke the mould. Bringing together the most significant modern and contemporary ceramic artists in our collection, it highlights the diversity and excitement of ceramics. Beginning with Bernard Leach and his role as the father of…

Tue 28 Nov

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 29 Nov

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 30 Nov

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 67 more dates until 10 Mar 2018

The Ron Sloman Collection: Contemporary Ceramics

More than 50 varied ceramics by artists including Edmund de Waal, Akiko Hirai, Sulyman Saba and Laurance Simon, which have been donated to the museum by Mark Golder and Brian Thompson in memory of their friend, art dealer Ron Sloman.

Tue 27 Jun

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 28 Jun

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 29 Jun

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 1 Jul

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