Pick of the Week 2015

November's Guest Editor: Sophie Cummings

Every month we invite a Guest Editor to select our Pick of the Week feature. Chosen from the activities listed in our events pages they select highlights from across the region.

This November we welcome Curator of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Sophie Cummings.


Sophie Cummings is Curator of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, which holds an important collection of modern and contemporary British art and studio ceramics. Sophie’s particular interest is in modern painting but she enjoys working with all the museum collections and sharing these with visitors.

Swindon has a programme of changing exhibitions focusing on its modern art collection. In 2016, it will play host to an exhibition by Eileen Cooper RA and a show entitled From Where I’m Standing which brings together some of the most interesting ceramicists working in the South West.

Before joining Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Sophie worked in museums and historic houses and has taught art history at university level.

What's On

The Artizan Garden Salon Open Show

7 Lucius Street

Friday 02 February 2018 – Sunday 23 December 2018

Portrait Art Sessions

The Old School, Newent Road, Highnam, Gloucester, GL2 8DG

Wednesday 25 April 2018 – Wednesday 19 December 2018

Workshops at The Guild at 51

The Guild at 51, 51 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3JT

Thursday 03 May 2018 – Monday 31 December 2018

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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