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Public Art Project

Locate – Investigate – Map

Creative Wiltshire Public Art graphic imageA project to locate, record and photograph public art, namely artwork made by an artist, arts practitioner or craftsperson and located in publicly accessible spaces and places in Wiltshire. Public artworks are vulnerable to change, whether it be through environmental damage or vandalism, or through redevelopment of an area in or around it. At present very little is known about the whereabouts and extent of public art in the County.

A call for volunteers…

We need the help of individuals and groups to gather data on public art in the community such as location of the item, its condition, what is known of it and a photograph of it in situ. Data collected as part of the project will be made available in the Local Studies Library at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre with images deposited in the Historic Photograph and Print Collection. The images will then be pinned to the Know Your Place site http://www.kypwest.org.uk to map their location geographically.

Devote as much or as little time as you can spare from the end of August to December and join this community effort to help support public art in the places that matter to you.

Come along to a workshop to find out how you can help:

Bradford on Avon Library, Thursday 6th July, 6-7pm. Book now via Eventbrite

Calne Library, Tuesday 11th July, 6-7pm. Book now via Eventbrite

Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Chippenham, Saturday 15th July, 3-4pm. Book now via Eventbrite

Marlborough Library, Thursday 20th July, 6-7pm. Book now via Eventbrite

Malmesbury Library, Monday 14th August, 6-7pm. Book now via Eventbrite

Salisbury Library, Tuesday 15th August, 6-7pm. Book now via Eventbrite

Corsham Library, Monday 21st August, 6-7pm. Book now via Eventbrite

Additional workshops are being planned in Swindon and Warminster, dates to be advised.

For further information please contact localstudies@wiltshire.gov.uk or fill in the form below.

There are many other exciting opportunities to get involved as a volunteer in the Creative Wiltshire project, such as:

  • Researching creative individuals
  • Photography & manipulating images in Photoshop
  • Entering our data onto spreadsheets
  • Cataloguing & digitising items to make them accessible for others
  • Taking part in events at local museums
  • And so much more!

Why not brush up on old skills or learn something completely new? Please contact Project Officers Julie and Joy for more details, using the contact form below.

And don’t forget that we’d also love to hear your views: Who is your favourite artist, designer, sculptor, writer or musician? Tell us more!

 

 

 

Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council in Partnership, Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council in Partnership, Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund