November 2022

Swindon Artists Inspired by Nature – A New Exhibition Opens In Town Centre

Nature Inspires Swindon Artists: Nine artists from Swindon’s Artsite and The Post Modern collective are presenting a collection of new works. The exhibition, on the theme of Biophilia, opens on Tuesday 8th November at Swindon Hub.

Nature Inspires Swindon Artists - a meadow with sunshine and flowers
Nature Inspires Swindon Artists

Biophilia is the ‘affinity of human beings with the natural world’. A love for nature has influenced designers, creators and artists around the world. The show at Swindon Hub, organised by Hub volunteer Josie Slade, is the first group show in the south west to explore the theme.

‘Nature is such an important inspiration to artists. So it made sense to curate a show on the subject’ says Slade. ‘Artsite has been great to work with on previous shows. They’re super excited to partner with us on this new project.’

When can you see it?

The show will be open during Hub opening times. That’s Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm – until Friday 9th December, and is free to view.

‘Involving local artists and providing an accessible place for everyone to show and appreciate great local art is one of the big reasons the Hub exists’, Slade added.

Sally Taylor, one of the contributors to the Biophila show and coordinator at Artsite, says that the variety of artworks is sure to surprise people. ‘The creative muse leads each of us in unique directions,’ says Taylor. ‘Our show won’t just be pictures of flowers and landscapes,’ she added. 

In April 2023 there’ll be a follow-on show Biophilia 2. In that one local wildlife charities and organisations will be bringing art, discussions and workshops to get people involved and talking about nature in Swindon.

Swindon Hub

You’ll find Swindon Hub in the former River Island building in Swindon town centre. Swindon Hub offers:
1. a welcoming café
2. retail stands for local crafters
3. a community arts space and areas for meetings and events.

The Hub and gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Entry is free and everyone is welcome – find out more at www.swindonhub.org.uk

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