(News) Art UK Story: Five Uplifting Paintings from Swindon’s Collection

Vanessa Bell, Nude with Poppies, 1916 (c) Henrietta Garnett; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

As we know, you’re fully and frightfully aware that we’re now in week five of lockdown. Though many have adapted wonderfully to these challenging times, it’s clear that for many of us, it isn’t getting any easier.

We’re missing our friends and families, and some of us are perhaps feeling low, upset and fearful about our current situation. Which is why it is so important for us to support one another, find ways to connect, and keep that positivity flowing wherever we can.

The link between art and wellbeing has never before felt so important, and it’s wonderful to see museums, galleries and arts organisations moving quickly to make their work available online, or highlight their existing resources.

Here at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, and Art on Tour, we’re particularly grateful for a fantastic online resource which does great work to share our art collection. Art UK is the online home for every public art collection in the UK, and makes it really easy to browse artists and collections until your heart is content.

So we are thrilled and thankful that they’ve published our story about five uplifting pieces from Swindon’s art collection! We hope that these five artworks will break through the monotony of lockdown, and bring a bit of vibrancy and positivity to your day.

Here’s a link to the story –


We hope it helps!

Whilst you’re there you might notice that Art UK publishes numerous fantastic pieces about collections, exhibitions, artists and artworks. Don’t be afraid to get lost in these wonderful stories about the nation’s art collections!

Stay safe and well!

Katie and Mags

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