Theodora Joan Noyes (known as Dora) was born on 8 November 1864 in Harrow, Middlesex. She had two sisters, Mary and Ella Margaret, and their father was a solicitor. The sisters became residents at The Cottage, Upton Lovell, in the early 1900s before moving to Fosters in Sutton Veny at about 1907 where they lived…… Continue reading Inspired by Home-Grown Beauty
One of our recent purchases has been an original etching by Robin Tanner of Kington Langley. We have mentioned him in our previous post ‘A Taste of What’s to Come’ https://creativewiltshire.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/a-taste-of-whats-to-come/ with the hope that we could acquire some of his work for the Wiltshire & Swindon Local Studies Photograph and Print Collection… We struck it…… Continue reading The Beauty of a Tanner
Here at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre we have put together an ‘Artists in the Archives: A Toolkit for Best Practice’ guide to encourage artists to explore and use our archives as a rich source of inspiration. http://wshc.eu/artists-in-the-archives-toolkit.html
The combination of creativity and the instinct of an artist with a deep knowledge of human and animal behaviour; this is how Martina Challis introduces Desmond Morris to us in ‘The Artistic Ape: three million years of art’ by Desmond Morris. We have purchased this as part of our creative Wiltshire project to acknowledge the…… Continue reading ‘Painting is no longer merely a craft, it is a form of personal research’…..
With the Creative Wiltshire & Swindon Project having only just got off the ground, I thought I’d share with you a few items from our currently limited stock of creative work to whet your appetite and, hopefully, open up the discussion as to just who and/or what you think we should be collecting! Robin Tanner…… Continue reading A Taste of What’s to come…