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Date added: 23 October 2008

Swindon art in the picture 

Students draw attention to Swindon museum and art gallery
 
Big Draw at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
Drawing inspiration:
the Big Draw at Swindon Museum
and Art Gallery
An event in Old Town today definitely put the Swindon museum and art gallery in the picture.
 
Students from Swindon college took part in The Big Draw, a UK-wide initiative aimed at everyone to explore drawing in all its dimensions.
 
The Swindon museum and art gallery on Bath Road seen as the perfect venue for the project as students drew inspiration from the major British artists on display there.
 
"It's a pretty amazing place actually," said Kim Perry, studying a National Diploma in Art and Design, "it's got works by Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore and loads of others. And, to be honest, most of us had no idea it was here!"
 
"The day's been well worth it. We've all really enjoyed it."
 
Big Draw part of the Campaign for Drawing
Drawing activities included encouraging passers-by to take part in some spontaneous sketching, as well the students themselves building up an artwork montage outside the museum, plus decorating a white cube inside it.
 
"There is so much to discover here at the museum, I'm delighted we're hosting the Big Draw," added museum manager Barbara Dixon.
 
"There's been a real buzz about the place all day."
 
Echoes Exhibition
until 07 February 2009
 
The museum and art gallery is currently hosting an exhibition co-curated by James Castle entitled Echoes: myths, meaning and imagination, which unites sculpture with a selection of paintings from the Swindon collection.
 
Admission is free.
 
Full details on the Swindon museum and art gallery are available via the link below.
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