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!
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
Graham Watling was born in Hull, Yorkshire in 1930. He served his National Service in the Royal Marines followed by his formal tertiary education at Loughborough University where he achieved a BA (Hons) in silversmithing. From there, he went into teaching and by 1969 had become Head of the Arts and Crafts Department at the…… Continue reading Lacock Silver
It’s been a truly exciting year for the Heritage Lottery Funded Collecting Cultures project Creative Wiltshire based at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, with The Young Gallery in Salisbury and Trowbridge Museum both being welcomed as participating museums. The Creative Wiltshire project has provided us with a wonderful opportunity for Archives and Local Studies…… Continue reading Creative Wiltshire – an Exciting 2016
We have been working hard with our volunteers, identifying creators with strong Wiltshire connections and linking them with accredited museums and their collections. Once we have purchased an item or object of interest we have to make a number of assessments before the item can be passed to the relevant collection. First, is the receiving…… Continue reading What happens next …
Nancy Nicholson (1899-1977) was a painter and fabric designer with a flair for interior design and we are thrilled to have found and purchased an example of her work. Her Wiltshire connection is with Sutton Veny where she lived in the late 1920s and early 1930s. She established Poulk Prints in 1929, of which this…… Continue reading “her scissors as her brush” – Nancy Nicholson textiles
Our fabulous banner is now up and running, premiering next to our Creative Wiltshire display in the reception area at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre before moving on to aid the Robin Tanner Exhibition at Chippenham Museum & Heritage Centre. The exhibition ‘From Old Chapel Field – the artist Robin Tanner at home in…… Continue reading Our new banner is on a roll!
Sir Alan Charles Laurence Whistler, CBE (born 21 January 1912 – died 19 December 2000 and always referred to as Laurence Whistler) was a British poet, writer, architectural historian and artist who lived in Alton Priors for part of his life. The local church even has an example of his work in the form of…… Continue reading Salisbury Museum’s Latest Acquisition is Crystal Clear