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
Situated in the blissfully idyllic Vale of Pewsey is a hidden gem of Wiltshire heritage; Crofton Beam Engines are the oldest working steam engines in the world. Magnificent examples of industrial archaeology, two beam engines, one an original 200-year-old Boulton & Watt, are fed by a hand-stoked, coal-fired Lancashire boiler. In July 11 GCSE Art…… Continue reading The Crofton Beam Engine Experience
Corsham’s Peacock Arts Trail is running from Saturday 30th September until Sunday 8th October. There’s a fantastic number of exhibitors this year both in Corsham and further afield, looking to Box, Woolley Green and Biddestone to name but a few. A wide range of art forms can be viewed including fine art, ceramics, digital art, glass, jewellery,…… Continue reading Get set for the Peacock Arts Trail!
I visited the professional landscape and wildlife photographer Robert Harvey at his home in Winterbourne Bassett this week to take a look at some early examples of his work. Robert is at heart a landscape photographer; he loves exploring and finding ways to capture the essence of the world around him, whether it be at…… Continue reading The Digital Camera Revolution
What a fabulous night we had a week or so ago when the award winning wildlife photographer Nick Upton from Box visited the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre to give a talk on Rewilding Britain and Wild Wiltshire, facilitated by the Creative Wiltshire project. Nick showcased the images we have acquired as part of the…… Continue reading Wildlife captured on film
There’s a great opportunity to meet the multi award-winning Wiltshire based wildlife filmmaker and photographer Nick Upton at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Thursday 24 November, 7pm. Nick has worked with Sir David Attenborough and produced many films for the BBC and broadcasters worldwide, contributing photos and text to many books and magazines including…… Continue reading Rewilding Britain & Wiltshire’s Wildlife Riches
An exciting addition to the Historic Print and Photograph Collection at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre has been a collection of seven photographic prints by the talented Marlborough based photographer Mark Somerville. This striking image ‘Pastoral Sanctuary’ of the bluebells in West Woods by Mark Somerville captured the attention of visitors at a recent…… Continue reading A Different Perspective…