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Sunday, 20 March 2016

Nevison and Wallis lunchtime talk

The free lunch time talks at the museum held by Curator Sophie Cummings are becoming increasingly popular and enjoyable. I've suggested that they should be videoed for those who cannot attend because they are so good.
For those who haven't been to them, they are held at 12.30pm-1pm on certain days, specified on the website: http://swindonmuseumandartgallery.org.uk/events/category/talks/  
I like to take a photo of Sophie talking to the group during these talks, so here she is:
 The one held on 11 March focused firstly on Claude Muncaster first; Sophie  brought out one of his watercolours seen below to compare his treatment of the landscape in watercolour, with one in oils.
 Above is the watercolour by Claude Muncaster, and below 'Sussex Landscape' c 1947 purchased from the artist.
 Sophie then moved on to the magnificent landscape by Denis Wirth-Miller seen below, entitled 'Landscape' it was painted in 1956, and is fascinating to look at, what's intriguing is the small amount of sky in the painting compared to the other landscapes.
 And last but by no means least, CRW Nevinson's 'Welsh Hills'
 I thoroughly enjoyed the talk, and didn't ask about the Alfred Wallis, 'Ship Amid Tall Waves', but I do love it.
 The next lunchtime talks are as follows:

– The Swindon Collection of Modern British Art

Saturday, 2 April | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our Curator for a FREE informal lunchtime introduction to our incredible collection of modern British art.  This interactive talk will highlight a selection of favourite works and artists on display and give you the chance to ask questions and learn more about Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. 12.30pm – 1.00pm in the Art Gallery.

FREE Lunchtime Talk – Introduction to Hide and Seek exhibition

Friday, 6 May | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our Curator for a FREE informal lunchtime introduction to our exhibition, Hide and Seek. This interactive talk will highlight a selection of favourite works and artists on display and give you the chance to ask questions and learn more about the exhibition. 
 

FREE Lunchtime Talk – Introduction to Hide and Seek exhibition

Friday, 1 July | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our Curator for a FREE informal lunchtime introduction to our exhibition, Hide and Seek. This interactive talk will highlight a selection of favourite works and artists on display and give you the chance to ask questions and learn more about the exhibition.

FREE Lunchtime Talk – Introduction to Hide and Seek exhibition

Friday, 19 August | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Join our Curator for a FREE informal lunchtime introduction to our exhibition, Hide and Seek. This interactive talk will highlight a selection of favourite works and artists on display and give you the chance to ask questions and learn more about the exhibition.

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