Which Swindon celebrity is selling flowers? The great British art quiz | Art and design

This quiz is brought to you in collaboration with Art UK, the online home for Britain’s public art collections, showing art from more than 3,000 venues and by 45,000 artists. Each day, a different collection on Art UK will set the questions. 

Today, our questions are set by Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, which has one of the most significant collections of modern British art in the UK. It includes predominantly paintings and works on paper, around 300 studio ceramics and a number of sculptural works. The collection features artists including Frank Auerbach, Lucien Freud and Henry Moore, as well as artists of local significance.

You can see art from Swindon Museum and Art Gallery on Art UK here. Find out more on the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery website here.

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is housed in Apsley House, which was built in the 1830s. But in which decade was it adapted to house Swindon’s collections?

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This scene was painted by Christopher Wood in 1930. But what popular seaside town does it depict?

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Christopher Wood and Ben Nicholson met Alfred Wallis in 1928, and were amazed by the simplicity and directness of his approach. This is demonstrated in Ship Amid Tall Waves. What was Wallis’ main profession?

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Which Swindon-born celebrity did Desmond Morris depict in Girl Selling Flowers?

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Walter Sickert produced this study for his painting Vernets in 1920. What was ‘Vernets’?

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Swindon Museum and Art Gallery recently acquired two pieces from Swindon-based artist David Bent’s Aerobots series. Which of these subject matters is David well-known for being inspired by?

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This bronze bust of Virginia Woolf was created by Stephen Tomlin (1901-37). Which other famous member of the Bloomsbury group was Woolf’s sibling?

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Which of these groups is Robert Bevan most closely affiliated with?

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You got…

You need to swot up on Swindon!

You’re a Swinner!

Could have Swindon better!


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