Hide and Seek: Drawings by Eileen Cooper RA

20 Apr 2016 – 10 Sep 2016

Event times

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 3pm

Cost of entry

Free entry

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Presented in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts, this solo exhibition, Hide and Seek, is a remarkable collection of Cooper’s unique works on paper spanning almost 40 years, and complimented with a number of drawings from the Swindon Collection hand-picked by Eileen Cooper RA.


Cooper’s practice as a painter and printmaker is underpinned by highly individual drawings, which reveal her working methods and strongly autobiographical preoccupations. Celebrating themes including sexuality, birth, family, creativity and identity, Cooper’s distinctive imagery has afforded her much recognition and critical acclaim.

Please note:

During Hide and Seek: Drawings by Eileen Cooper RA exhibition (20 April – 10 September) there are only 9 pieces from The Swindon Collection on display.

Please contact us if you are planning a visit to Swindon Museum & Art Gallery during April – September and would like to see particular works from our collection.  We will do our best to accommodate your request.

A selection of works from The Swindon Collection will be on display from 21 September as part of the exhibition, From Where I’m Standing.

To accompany the Hide and Seek exhibition we have a number of events taking place. Please visit our events page for more information.


As part of the exhibition, we are delighted to present an excerpt from Itch Film’s forthcoming documentary on Eileen Cooper, which is still in the early stage of production.

Thanks to award-winning duo Charlie Paul and Lucy Paul for allowing us to show this exclusive footage. www.charliepaul.co.uk

Swindon Museum & Art Gallery is grateful to Rabley Contemporary for its support in hosting the exhibition.


Eileen Cooper
Showing the Flower, 1983Charcoal and conté
82 x 59 cm
Alyce Faye Eichelberger-Cleese
© Eileen Cooper
All rights reserved, DACS 2016

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