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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

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Public Art Needs You!

Locate – Investigate – Map Help us to find out more about the public art in Wiltshire.   About the project  The aim of the project is to locate, record and photograph public art, namely artworks made by an artist, arts practitioner or craftsperson and located in publicly accessible spaces and places in Wiltshire. Public…… Continue reading Public Art Needs You!

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ARTeology

  ARTeology is a project in which artists will respond to the Creative Wiltshire Collection, beginning with visits, research and discussion, and culminating in a curated exhibition. Uncover : Discover : Create This sums up the approach and we hope that by focusing on these new acquisitions for some of our Wiltshire Museums, our selected…… Continue reading ARTeology