Wiltshire based Carole Bent’s love of art and design stretches back throughout her lifetime, from school to a degree and career that led her to move to Swindon with her partner, artist David Bent. Approached to lead the Design team at WHSmith in Swindon in the early ’90s, Carole’s strategic senior management role involved commissioning…… Continue reading A love of Art and Design … close to home.
Hello! I’m Emily Smith and I have recently started working at Salisbury Museum as the Creative Wiltshire Exhibition Assistant. I work one day a week and my job is to organise an exhibition which celebrates creativity in Wiltshire and which will run from January to May 2019. This is not my first time at the […]… Continue reading A Welcome from Creative Wiltshire’s Newest Recruit
Project participant The Salisbury Museum is looking for a Creative Wiltshire Exhibitions Assistant to help create our end of project exhibition – could it be you? This is a trainee position for 1 day a week. Full details here
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