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Marlborough Open Studios 2022

There’s still time to catch up with this year’s itinerary if you haven’t had a chance yet. The locations of those taking part stretch from Calne in the west all the way to Froxfield in the east. You can delight in any number of different arts and crafts from painting and drawing to photography, sculpture,…… Continue reading Marlborough Open Studios 2022

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When Art and Authors meet

I really enjoy it when a book combines the beauty of art and text. I am very much a word person; I love the feel of words and the emotions they can create, but also the power of words and the knowledge that can be contained within them. But what really impresses me is when…… Continue reading When Art and Authors meet

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The ‘Living in Lockdown’ Creative Collection

The Covid pandemic has affected us all. Last year the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Chippenham put out a call to arms, asking for contributions to a new collection that we are building; ‘Living in Lockdown: A Creative Response to Challenging Times’. We had an amazing response! A big thank you to everyone who contacted…… Continue reading The ‘Living in Lockdown’ Creative Collection

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Sculpture in the Landscape… the Roger Leigh Legacy

I was excited to attend the ‘Sculpture in the Landscape 1969-2020’ exhibition at West Leaze near Aldbourne at the end of September, organised by the Friends of the Garden. The visit involved a wonderful (socially distanced) walk around the grounds of the house that the renowned sculptor Roger Leigh once owned, and the site of…… Continue reading Sculpture in the Landscape… the Roger Leigh Legacy

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Public Art in the Landscape

When we think about local history, it is perhaps easiest to think about the use of the land; those who made it their own and the changes that use brought. The landscape is constantly changing, season to season; changes in industry, working practices, settlement use and advances in technology from cement to the combine harvester…… Continue reading Public Art in the Landscape

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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