(News) Test your knowledge of Swindon’s Collection in The Great British Art Quiz

Alfred Wallis, ‘Ship Amid Tall Waves’ (c) Swindon Art Gallery; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

This week we’re thrilled to announce that Swindon Museum and Art Gallery has been featured in the fabulous Great British Art Quiz, which is compiled by The Guardian and ArtUK. Participants are invited to test their knowledge of Swindon’s art collection, through eight fun questions about works by artists of both local and national renown.

The Great British Art Quiz is a fantastic initiative, which includes daily challenges set by museums, galleries and heritage sites across the UK. It gives organisations the opportunity to promote their collections during lockdown, and enables the public to access and learn from them in a fun and informal way.

I’ve been learning a lot about brilliant collections throughout the country through the quiz, so I was thrilled to get the opportunity to put one together about Swindon’s collection of modern British art.

Since quizzing has become a very popular pastime during lockdown I’m quite partial to putting together a good art history round! But it was great to focus on some significant and well loved pieces from the collection for this one, including Desmond Morris’ Girl Selling Flowers, and Alfred Wallis’ Ship Amid Tall Waves. Some real gems!

Why not have a go, and test your knowledge of Swindon’s art collection – https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/jun/04/great-british-art-quiz-swindon-museum-art-gallery#maincontent

Even if you get them all wrong, at least you’ll learn plenty!

Blogpost by Katie

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