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In February 2022, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery ran Creative Curation Workshops with around 50 art students from New College Swindon. This was facilitated through the museum’s outreach programme, Art on Tour.


The students selected from a longlist of modern and contemporary artworks from Swindon's collection. Three of the most popular artworks are on display at the college throughout September.


In addition to the physical displays, this curation presents all the artworks explored by the students during the workshops. Students are invited to write interpretation for the artworks, which will be published throughout the academic year as part of the curation.

10 artworks
Figure and Yacht
© the artist. Photo credit: Museum & Art Swindon

Figure and Yacht 2012

Simon Carter (b.1961)

Acrylic on paper

H 64.5 x W 62.5 cm

Museum & Art Swindon

Landscape
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Museum & Art Swindon

Landscape 1992

Roy Bizley (1930–1999)

Acrylic on paper

H 69.5 x W 84.5 cm

Museum & Art Swindon

Totemakia I 2013

Peter Waldron (b.1941)

Acrylic on canvas

H 155 x W 102.5 cm

Museum & Art Swindon

The Gaze
© Nicola Tyson, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London. Photo credit: Museum & Art Swindon

The Gaze 2015

Nicola Tyson (b.1960)

Pencil on paper

H 31.2 x W 31.2 cm

Museum & Art Swindon

Getting There
© Nicola Tyson, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London. Photo credit: Museum & Art Swindon

Getting There 2015

Nicola Tyson (b.1960)

Pencil on paper

H 31.2 x W 31.2 cm

Museum & Art Swindon

Landscape
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Museum & Art Swindon

Landscape 1940

George Downs (1901–1983)

Oil on canvas

H 70 x W 96.3 cm

Museum & Art Swindon

Composition
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Museum & Art Swindon

Composition

Mary Kessell (1914–1977)

Oil, wax & graphite on canvas

H 29 x W 42.5 cm

Museum & Art Swindon

Picos de Europa, Asturias
© the estate of David Bomberg. All rights reserved, DACS 2024. Photo credit: Museum & Art Swindon

Picos de Europa, Asturias 1935

David Bomberg (1890–1957)

Charcoal on paper

H 47 x W 62.2 cm

Museum & Art Swindon

The Battle of Lapiths and Centaurs
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Museum & Art Swindon

The Battle of Lapiths and Centaurs 1980

Stephen McKenna (1939–2017)

Oil on canvas

H 59 x W 78 cm

Museum & Art Swindon

Sounds and Silences
© the artist's estate/courtesy Flowers Gallery, London. Photo credit: Museum & Art Swindon

Sounds and Silences

Jack Smith (1928–2011)

Oil on canvas

H 104.8 x W 104.8 cm

Museum & Art Swindon