Situated in the blissfully idyllic Vale of Pewsey is a hidden gem of Wiltshire heritage; Crofton Beam Engines are the oldest working steam engines in the world. Magnificent examples of industrial archaeology, two beam engines, one an original 200-year-old Boulton & Watt, are fed by a hand-stoked, coal-fired Lancashire boiler. In July 11 GCSE Art…… Continue reading The Crofton Beam Engine Experience
Don’t miss your last opportunity to see this great exhibition by Richard Crooks in response to his recent residency at the Bengal Foundation in Dhakar. Working initially in collage and drawing, Richard gleans details and motifs from architecture, transforming them into three dimensions to create families of cast and moulded clay sculptures. Pound Arts, Corsham.…… Continue reading IMPRESSIONS FROM A JOURNEY: CORSHAM – DHAKAR – CORSHAM
Corsham’s Peacock Arts Trail is running from Saturday 30th September until Sunday 8th October. There’s a fantastic number of exhibitors this year both in Corsham and further afield, looking to Box, Woolley Green and Biddestone to name but a few. A wide range of art forms can be viewed including fine art, ceramics, digital art, glass, jewellery,…… Continue reading Get set for the Peacock Arts Trail!
A family pottery experience courtesy of Creative Wiltshire! Last month Creative Wiltshire hosted an outreach event at the Beeches Community Centre, Bulford Camp on Salisbury Plain. The event was held two parts, a two day workshop split over two consecutive Mondays, conducted by Bill Crumbleholme and ably assisted by his colleague Mark Vyvyan-penney. I attended…… Continue reading The Creative Side of Prehistory
When we think about local history, it is perhaps easiest to think about the use of the land; those who made use of it and the changes they brought. The landscape is constantly transforming from season to season. There are changes in industry, in working practices, settlement use and advances in technology from cement to…… Continue reading Art in the Landscape
This year’s Open Studios is happening next month, and practitioners include the artist Julie Smith who is currently working with us on the Creative Wiltshire ARTeology project. You will find her at venue 14 which is at Minal Woodlands House, Mildenhall. Open Studios offers a rare opportunity to for the public to visit the…… Continue reading Marlborough Open Studios 2017
The Wylye Valley Art Trail will be running from 27 May – 4 June this year and featuring the artist Nick Andrew whose work we have collected as part of the Creative Wiltshire project. The Trail is a festival of visual art and craft in and around the Wylye Valley, South Wiltshire. It’s a great opportunity…… Continue reading Wylye Valley Art Trail
A couple of days ago I was lucky enough to view the inspiring new exhibition by Swindon Museum & Art Gallery which uses Creative Wiltshire and items collected as part of the project as its theme. ‘Creative Wiltshire: Celebrating modern art and design from Swindon and Wiltshire’ brings together drawings, ceramics and sculpture from modern…… Continue reading A Creative Wiltshire Indeed!