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Artists in the Landscape : Cranbourne Chase

The Cranbourne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty encompasses 380 miles of countryside, hugging the borders of Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset. The current artist in residence, Sara Dudman RWA, has been sharing her insights of the ‘Unearthing’ project, exploring the geology of the Chase through its earth colours. Read more, courtesy of the Cranbourne…… Continue reading Artists in the Landscape : Cranbourne Chase

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A little of the Exotic in Wiltshire

Here at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre we are continuing the legacy of the Creative Wiltshire project and remain dedicated to acquiring the works of local creative talent on behalf of the people of Wiltshire. Two of our latest additions highlight the scope and diversity of the Creative Wiltshire collection. Swindon artist and visual…… Continue reading A little of the Exotic in Wiltshire

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Inspiration on the Canal

Here at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre we have been lucky enough to acquire some works by the artist Dru Marland. Dru lives on a narrow boat, traversing much of the west of England by canal, but particularly the Kennet and Avon. Having started out as a poet, Dru now enjoys experimenting with artistic…… Continue reading Inspiration on the Canal

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The ‘Living in Lockdown’ Creative Collection

The Covid pandemic has affected us all. Last year the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Chippenham put out a call to arms, asking for contributions to a new collection that we are building; ‘Living in Lockdown: A Creative Response to Challenging Times’. We had an amazing response! A big thank you to everyone who contacted…… Continue reading The ‘Living in Lockdown’ Creative Collection

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The Peacock Arts Trail

It’s September and time once more to get out and about, enjoying the Peacock arts trail which celebrates art in north west Wiltshire. The peacock is again spreading its wings, including not just Corsham, but Chippenham and Melksham too. 70 creatives are showcasing their work during 11-19 September with workshops, demonstrations and events on offer.…… Continue reading The Peacock Arts Trail

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Paul Thomas “One Man Band”

Salisbury artist Paul Thomas (Toys in Stardust) will be exhibiting a selection of his ink drawings created during lockdown at the Five Rivers Centre, Salisbury, throughout August. Paul has often worked with groups over his decades long career, but this time he was going totally solo. “Just me, the ideas, materials and drive. The pictures…… Continue reading Paul Thomas “One Man Band”

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Marlborough Open Studios

It’s been a difficult year and local creatives from across the North Wessex Downs are delighted to be able to welcome visitors back to their studios next month. With 48 studios to visit and 72 artists to choose from, it will be an amazing month celebrating local art and design. There’s something for everyone, from…… Continue reading Marlborough Open Studios

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Remembering Julian Bream and his Wiltshire connection

Julian Bream 15 July 1933 – 14 August 2020 Julian Bream, who lived in Wiltshire until his death last year at the age of 87, was part of a tradition that recognised both the past and the future of the guitar. He commissioned and played first performances by composers such as William Walton, Michael Tippett and…… Continue reading Remembering Julian Bream and his Wiltshire connection

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The Tanners and their Work

An episode of the Memories of Kington Langley podcast is exploring the lives of two of Wiltshire’s most beloved artists, Robin and Heather Tanner. The couple lived in the village Kington Langley near Chippenham for close to sixty years, Robin painting and etching, Heather writing. Their partnership produced four illustrated books including the classic Wiltshire Village.…… Continue reading The Tanners and their Work