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The Creative Wiltshire Journey

  Back in 2014 we were fortunate in securing a National Heritage Lottery Fund award as part of their Collecting Cultures project. This gave us funding to connect and support museum collections throughout the county of Wiltshire in a variety of ways. We could add to collections, perhaps filling gaps where creativity was unrepresented, provide…… Continue reading The Creative Wiltshire Journey

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Ken White: Railways and Landscapes

                   Creative Wiltshire made a decision early in the project to add Ken White material to the collection at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery and we were lucky enough to visit Ken in his studio with Sophie Cummings, Curator at SMAG. Under Sophie’s excellent guidance some pieces were chosen; two oil paintings, prints and linocuts, postcards,…… Continue reading Ken White: Railways and Landscapes

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Celebrating Creative Wiltshire

Museum and archive collections are, in their very nature, eclectic. They often have roots in one person’s fascination with the past and they develop and grow much like a tree putting out roots. They are often dependent on donations, and collecting policies within museums are developed to provide some structure to this form of collecting,…… Continue reading Celebrating Creative Wiltshire

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Learning on the Job

  The last five months, since I started as Creative Wiltshire Exhibition Assistant Trainee, have been a whirlwind of new experiences. The most important thing I have learnt is the reality of what goes into making an exhibition. A lot of the organisation was previously unknown to me, such as how to loan pieces from…… Continue reading Learning on the Job

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Behind the scenes at the museum

As part of our HLF Creative Wiltshire project we have provided training and opportunity for people who are interested in working in Heritage Services. This has involved training days for museum staff and volunteers and has also included a one day a week role as a Creative Wiltshire Exhibition Assistant (trainee) for a ten month period. The…… Continue reading Behind the scenes at the museum

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Claude Flight and the craft of lino-cutting

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

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ARTeology – ART inspired through ART re-discovered

  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

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A Creative Wiltshire Public Art Volunteer at Work

The Town Bridge’s design echoes the 22 arches of the bridge it replaced… but is it art?The past few months I’ve been wandering all over Chippenham looking for its public art. According to Wikipedia there are just 7 pieces for me to photograph. I currently have 49 items on my spreadsheet and the war memorial… via…… Continue reading A Creative Wiltshire Public Art Volunteer at Work

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Marlborough Open Studios 2017

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