Two significant works by artist L.S. Lowry are being displayed at a new exhibition in the heart of Swindon town centre's commercial district.

 

Swindon Borough Council is hosting the public exhibition at property group Amalgamated Berkshire's virtually re-built, contemporary, central-Swindon office property, Station Square.

 

Lowry's Winter in Pendlebury and A Procession paintings -- is the centrepiece of Station Square's select exhibition of Swindon Borough Council's art collection, widely considered to be one of the best collections of 20th Century British art in the country.

The recent conscientious renovation of Station Square offers a unique setting for Lowry's works, juxtaposing his depiction of imposing, smoke-filled, provincial industrial scenes of the early-to-mid 20th Century against the energy efficient, style-savvy and sustainable design of this 21st Century office space.

 

Lowry's art joins works by other respected British artists, including John Piper and Alfred Wallis, as well as exemplary work from The Swindon Photography Society's exhibition A Celebration of Swindon Photographers: Catch A Vision, which is also open to visitors at Station Square.

 

Station Square's prime location by Swindon main line train and bus station, as well as the proximity of local municipal car parks will enable people from all over the country to see some of Britain's best works of art.

 

Cllr Garry Perkins, Swindon Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Culture, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase some of the gems in our art collection to people in Swindon. This exhibition will give us an even greater incentive to find a new permanent home for our art collection and I would encourage people to pop along to Station Square to see some of 20th Century Britain's best works of art."

 

Christopher Meredith of Savills, the letting agents for Station Square, said: "Amalgamated Berkshire's accommodation of this exhibition in Station Square provides the unique opportunity for people to see the work of a world famous artist in the surroundings of the highest quality and most cost-efficient office space available in Swindon."  

 

The public are welcome to admire the exhibition at Station Square, 1 Gloucester Street, Swindon, SN1 1GW for free between 12pm and 5pm today, Thursday 17th and Friday 18th January, and 2pm until 5pm on Wednesday 16th January 2013 by booking through exhibition organiser Jessica Carey of Lily & Myfanwy Exhibitions via email to jessica@lilyandmyfanwy.co.uk or by phone on 07867 556100.