It's one of the five Frameworks exhibitions across 5 venues including Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, The Holburne Museum, Swindon Museum and Art gallery, Victoria Art Gallery and the Wilson.
'Present Tense showcases contemporary painting and photography form the Swindon Collection and includes works by Lisa Milroy, Eileen Cooper, John Greenwood, Mary Fedden and Denis Creffield. The exhibition challenges the idea that contemporary art is elitist and incomprehensible and it instead investigates the way artists continue to react to the world around them and create new realities.'
I was allowed a quick preview on Friday when these photos were taken for me:
29th January 6.30pm An Introduction to British Contemporary Art by Sophie Cummings
2nd February 6.30pm On the Pleasure of Painting by Lisa Milroy
5th March 12.30pm and 2nd April 12.30pm tour of exhibition by Sophie Cummings (FREE)
19th March 6.30pm 6.30pm Modern Grotesque by John Greenwood
All talks apart from the free ones are £3.50 to Friends/£4.50 to Non Friends