Thursday, 17 January 2013

'Plain Sailing' the exhibition of Pieces from the Swindon Collection at Station Square

This exhibition largely features boats, rivers and seascapes, there are 12 paintings from the Collection hung in Station Square, a fabulously large office space.
Two days of the exhibition remain, the 17th and 18th of January.
 It's open from 12noon until 5pm, please ring Jessica Carey on 07867 556100 before going.
Station Square is the name of the building, it's 1, Gloucester Street, coming out of Swindon Station, cross over the road, walk along Wellington Street and it's on your right as you reach the first pelican crossing.
This is what it looks like from the outside:
And inside:

As you can see, it's a glorious space, the lights did make photography difficult, but here are the pictures:

'Scherzo of Torquay' by Georg Mayer-Marton 1942
'Boats in the Harbour' by Phillip Wilson-Steer
'The Old Ship' by Jules Lessore Late 19th Century
'Trees Overhanging the River' by Percy Hague-Jones 1926
'Buoys at Harwich' John Nash c1955
'Evening Downstream towards Vernon' 1979

'Ship Amid Tall Waves' Alfred Wallis


This is very hard to see, but included for completeness, 'Pistyll Maes-Glasan' by John Piper 1940
'Sailing boats beside a River' Martin Hardies early 20th Century
'Sights of London' Jeffery Camp 1986, this is glorious.
''Winter in Pendelbury' LS Lowry 1943 behind a special screen, with  a security guard sitting beside it.

'A Procession' LS Lowry 1938, again behind a special screen.

'Catch a Vision' a celebration of Swindon and Wiltshire photography included photographs by 50 exhibitors.
These were displayed without attaching anything to a wall, and looked very good:

More information on the building:www.stationsquare.co.uk

Another write up of the event:http://www.wiltshirebusinessonline.co.uk/news/latest/10161630.Major_Lowry_exhibition_at_Swindon/




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