Walter Claude Flight (1881-1955) was born in London, a cousin of Rudyard Kipling, and his early life included stints as an engineer, librarian, farmer and beekeeper. In this period he used to describe modern early 20th century life as a call to action. Even in 1925 he wrote “Time seems to pass so quickly nowadays. Everybody…… Continue reading Claude Flight and the craft of lino-cutting
https://www.facebook.com/ClothRoadArtsWeek/photos/a.831688680229122.1073741826.238165652914764/1751224751608839/?type=3 Looking forward to Cloth Road Arts Week 5-13 May; we have brochures here at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre in Chippenham
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!
A wonderful opportunity has presented itself whereby through acquisition and the building of a unique collection we can appreciate the influence and inspiration the county has instilled in creative people across the centuries. This has been made possible as part of the HLF “Collecting Cultures” Creative Wiltshire & Swindon project. Creative Wiltshire aims to…… Continue reading ARTeology – ART inspired through ART re-discovered
Showcasing the finest representatives of staff and alumni of Bath Academy of Art let us reflect on the last fifty years of development in British art. William Scott 1913-1989 It was back in the 1950s, at the beginning of a period of major artistic flourishing in Cornwall, that St Ives formed the nucleus of…… Continue reading 50 years of Brit Art at BAA
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