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Swindon’s Collection charts the development of British art from the 1880s until today. Paintings, works on paper and studio ceramics demonstrate the abundance of styles and ideas that define art in Twentieth Century Britain. The collection includes work from early modernist artists from the Camden Town Group and the Bloomsbury Group, through to Pop Art, Minimalism and Conceptualism.


Art Unlocked is an online talk series by Art UK in collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies. This Curation is based on a talk by Katie Ackrill, Project Engagement Officer - Art on Tour at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, on 4th August 2021. You can find a recording at https://youtu.be/NHVIsCfo9ls

6 artworks
Composition
Image credit: Museum & Art Swindon

Composition c.1943

Jankel Adler (1895–1949)

Oil mixed with sand on millboard

H 24 x W 30 cm

Museum & Art Swindon

Girl Selling Flowers
© Desmond Morris. Image credit: Museum & Art Swindon

Girl Selling Flowers 1946

Desmond Morris (b.1928)

Oil on board

H 73 x W 88 cm

Museum & Art Swindon

Studio
© the artist's estate. Image credit: Museum & Art Swindon

Studio 1967

Helen Lessore (1907–1994)

Oil on canvas

H 74.7 x W 62 cm

Museum & Art Swindon

Descent of the Bull's Head
© the artist / Bridgeman Images. Image credit: Museum & Art Swindon

Descent of the Bull's Head 1985

Maggi Hambling (b.1945)

Oil on cotton duck

H 160 x W 122.5 cm

Museum & Art Swindon

Play Dead II
© Eileen Cooper / Bridgeman Images. Image credit: Museum & Art Swindon

Play Dead II 1995–1997

Eileen Cooper (b.1953)

Oil on canvas

H 68.5 x W 91.5 cm

Museum & Art Swindon

Subway
© the artist. Image credit: Museum & Art Swindon

Subway 2008

Nicholas Middleton (b.1975)

Oil on canvas

H 101 x W 101 cm

Museum & Art Swindon