Vision for a New Swindon Museum and Gallery

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New Swindon Museum and Gallery- Make Architects

The vision to build an iconic museum and art gallery in Swindon’s town centre came to life at Rabley Drawing Centre with an amazing presentation by architect Jason Parker from the award winning and internationally renowned Make Architects.

Ann-Christopher RA, Emma-Stibbon RA, Sadie-Tierney, Jason-Parker, Meryl-Ainslie

The project was showcased in the Rabley Gallery to a packed house, all were enthusiastic to know more and backthebidswindon to make a reality this wonderful opportunity putting the new Swindon Museum and Gallery at the heart the renaissance of the town. Viewing the beauty of the architect’s model of the building was a show-stopper moment!

The New Swindon Museum and Gallery Architect’s Model

There are two monumental spires fanning the span of the building that houses a new gallery for the important C20 art collection, the extensive museum and archaeological collections, contemporary galleries, education and community spaces – taking us towards the sky with a beautiful rooftop garden and sculpture park. This will be a cultural heart for local people and to encourage visitors and new life to Swindon.

Robert Hiscox has launched this amazing project, backing it not only with his passion for the arts but his commitment and support of the project to get if off the ground. He has backed an independent board of trustees to drive the project, but remains its inspiration!

The New Swindon Museum and Gallery – nocturnal view

Dr. Rod Hebden, director of the trust is co-ordinating and putting the Heritage Lottery Fund bid together. The Council is behind the project with major funding, but we need all the friends of Rabley to backthebid too!! The trustees want to hear your comments, revel in your ideas and take you on the journey with them. So if you have not already done so sign up with your support today.

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Sign up here to back the bid! http://swindonmuseum.org.uk

Read more about Make Architects design proposalhttp://www.makearchitects.com/media/news-and-events/161214-swindon-museum-and-art-gallery/

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SPECIAL NOTE – EXHIBITION

Sadie Tierney ‘ Starry Mantle Boardwalk. Showing in her solo exhibition ‘Of Night and the Light and the Half Light at Rabley Gallery until 21 October

We are very proud the Rabley Gallery artists and friends for all your support. It was fantastic to have SADIE TIERNEY’S brilliant exhibition ‘Of Night and the Light and the Half Light’ as a backdrop to this event – so don’t forget to come along and visit the show. It is open until 21 October.

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SADIE TIERNEY – Making new woodcut prints at Rabley

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We have been delighted to welcome artist Sadie Tierney to be in residence in the Rabley Drawing Centre print–room making stunning woodcuts for her forthcoming exhibition ‘Of Night and Light and the Half-light’.

Monumental in scale, she has honed the blocks and cut the images using hand and mechanical tools, never loosing the freshness of the drawing translated from her sketched and sometimes drawn directly onto the plywood sheets.

 

Even the large press could not cope with printing the works in one piece. saw. Continue reading

‘What’s on’ in Marlborough October 2013

Claire Bayliss Exhibition  MOUNT HOUSE GALLERY

12 October – 10 November

Marlborough College has a new Artist in Residence. Claire Bayliss studied printmaking at the Royal College and will be in Marlborough until next summer. She has an exhibition opening at the Mount House Gallery, Marlborough, on 12 October. I’m going and I hope you will too!

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THURSDAY 10 OCTOBER LIVE SCREENING in Marlborough Town Hall

‘Vermeer & Music: The Art of Love & Leisure’

Showing to more than 70 cinemas across the UK and over 1000 venues in 30 other countries around the world.
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LIVE Thursday, 10th October at 7pm (doors 6.30pm)
ENCORE Tuesday, 15th October 1.30pm (doors 1pm)
Direct from The national Gallery
Visit for more information: http://www.tinyurl.com/olmzhsm
Tickets £13 in advance £15 on the door.
http://www.kvat.co.uk

SKETCH 2013 exhibition ends this Sat 12 October, 1pm

Rabley Drawing Centre

There is still time to visit this exciting show, we will be open Thurs, Friday 10 -5pm and Saturday 10 – 1pm, Come and be inspired!!!

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Ray Richardson Sketchbook