The next Creative Corsham Artists Café at Pound Arts will take place on Friday 29 June 2018, 12-2pm. In this month’s Creative Cafe, Corsham-based artists Jo Taylor and Anya Beaumont will give an informal talk on their latest work. Taylor and Beaumont have been creating exciting new work in response to Corsham’s architectural surroundings, in… Continue reading Networking: Creative Corsham Artists Café — The Arts in Wiltshire
This year kicks off with a preview at the Mount House Gallery in Marlborough on 7-10 June, 10am-5pm. There will be 2D and 3D pieces on display with an opportunity to purchase artwork at lower than usual gallery prices. Open Studios is an annual opportunity to meet amateur and professional artists in the beautiful North Wessex…… Continue reading Marlborough Open Studios
We’d like to send our congratulations to Swindon artist David Bent who is to have his work unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum at the end of March. We have acquired some of David’s pieces for the Swindon Museum & Art Gallery and the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre – they are truly stunning!
Walk into the search room at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre and you will notice a couple of objects not normally associated with archives – a bodice made out of maps and a bathtub. A closer inspection reveals they are two of 17 pieces of artwork produced by students from Wiltshire College’s Chippenham campus…… Continue reading Creatively engaging with archives – WSHC Heritage Education service
Chippenham Museum has been collecting in North Wiltshire since 1960 when it was established in the town’s Medieval Yelde Hall. Now based in an 18th century town house in the Market Place and a service provided by the Town Council, the museum tells the story of the people of Chippenham and the surrounding villages, from […]…… Continue reading Guest blog: Chippenham Museum Curator Melissa Barnett discusses how the museum’s post war and contemporary art collection has developed — The Arts in Wiltshire
‘Creative Wiltshire’ is Chippenham Museum’s first exhibition in its newly opened gallery space. It features the work of many influential artists who moved to North Wiltshire during the 20th century for work, study or a simpler life. For them the area provided new inspiration for their creativity, producing artwork directly responding to the local landscape.…… Continue reading Creative Wiltshire Exhibition
Two murals have been painted on the Western side of Corsham’s Martingate Shopping Centre. Over the past three weeks, two artists have been working hard to complete the murals they designed for a competition early in 2017. The brief was to design an innovative mural reflecting Corsham’s culture and heritage. The commissioned artist is Rob…… Continue reading Two New Murals for Corsham