WORKS from Swindon’s important collection of modern art will be on display during Heritage Open Days.

Some exhibits from the borough council’s collection will be on view  at the Health Hydro, Central Community Centre and the Railway Village Museum which will all be open on Saturday and Sunday.

At the Health Hydro in Milton Road, modern paintings and studio ceramics from the Swindon Collection will respond to the Heritage Open Days theme ‘Edible England’.

Meanwhile, a series of eight artworks by Swindon artist Frank Quinton, from the collections at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery and Steam Museum, will be brought together for the first time at the Central Community Centre in Emlyn Square.

The Railway Village Museum at 34 Faringdon Road which already displays heritage collections from Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, will welcome the addition of Charles White’s charming painting Facades of the Railway Village.

Councillor Robert Jandy, Swindon Borough Council’s cabinet member for culture, heritage, leisure and town centre experience, said: “Now that restrictions have eased, we’re thrilled to finally have the chance to highlight exciting artworks from Swindon’s collection as part of Art on Tour.

“To be able to celebrate Swindon’s important heritage spaces as a part of this is a huge bonus – and a great opportunity to celebrate creativity and heritage in the town.”

Heritage Action Zone project officer Karen Phimister said: “Art and heritage are often closely entwined and this year Swindon Heritage Open Days has been excited to collaborate with Art on Tour in order to offer some pop-up art exhibitions over the weekend.

“We think our visitors are really going to appreciate the sensitive placement of complementary pieces of art at four different historic venues.”

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