Swindon Civic Offices to host free art tours


Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is holding a series of free lunchtime tours of the artworks on show at the Civic Offices in Euclid Street.

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the objects and artworks in the new Landscape and Longing exhibition.

Landscape and Longing explores the relationships between human beings and nature, through paintings, ceramics and natural sciences collections. Together, they consider how creativity and collecting reflect a human longing to connect with the natural world.

The exhibition includes the latest paintings to come into the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery collections through the Contemporary Art Society.

The artworks are displayed on the Ground Floor of the Civic Offices, in the inner foyer and Committee Room 3. These temporary display spaces are in use while Swindon Museum and Art Gallery relocates to the First Floor of the Civic Offices.

Members of the public are welcome to view the exhibition, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays).

Frances Yeo, Swindon Museums Manager, said: “I’m delighted that we’re able to offer such an interesting range of tours for our latest exhibition Landscape & Longing."

"The exhibition really is a ‘must see’, and the new tours will help bring to life the themes behind the exhibition, and enable visitors to focus on the stories of some of the works featured.”

To find out full information about the tours and book your place, visit the Eventbrite links below:

Recent Acquisitions at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery - Friday 26 May, 12-12.30pm eventbrite.com/e/609356590967

Painted Landscapes: The Endurance of landscape in modern painting - Friday 23 June, 12-12.30pm eventbrite.com/e/609362127527

From Clay to Display: Ceramics and the Natural Sciences in Landscape and Longing - Friday 28 July, 12-12.30pm eventbrite.com/e/609373541667