An episode of the Memories of Kington Langley podcast is exploring the lives of two of Wiltshire’s most beloved artists, Robin and Heather Tanner. The couple lived in the village Kington Langley near Chippenham for close to sixty years, Robin painting and etching, Heather writing. Their partnership produced four illustrated books including the classic Wiltshire Village.…… Continue reading The Tanners and their Work
Recently we had the pleasure of a visit from the botanical artist Ann Swan, dropping off the remaining material which will form her artists’ archive here at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre. Ann is based at her studio in Rowde and has loved pencil drawing since she was a child, but her love of…… Continue reading Botanical Beauty at WSHC
Caroline was born and raised in Swindon and has always had a connection with the Wiltshire landscape. Her father was interested in ley lines and she remembers her first visit to Avebury as a child where they dowsed at the historic site, plotted lines on a map and considered the spirituality and sense of place…… Continue reading Caroline Day – Spirituality in the Landscape
This year kicks off with a preview at the Mount House Gallery in Marlborough on 7-10 June, 10am-5pm. There will be 2D and 3D pieces on display with an opportunity to purchase artwork at lower than usual gallery prices. Open Studios is an annual opportunity to meet amateur and professional artists in the beautiful North Wessex…… Continue reading Marlborough Open Studios
We’d like to send our congratulations to Swindon artist David Bent who is to have his work unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum at the end of March. We have acquired some of David’s pieces for the Swindon Museum & Art Gallery and the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre – they are truly stunning!
‘Creative Wiltshire’ is Chippenham Museum’s first exhibition in its newly opened gallery space. It features the work of many influential artists who moved to North Wiltshire during the 20th century for work, study or a simpler life. For them the area provided new inspiration for their creativity, producing artwork directly responding to the local landscape.…… Continue reading Creative Wiltshire Exhibition
Two murals have been painted on the Western side of Corsham’s Martingate Shopping Centre. Over the past three weeks, two artists have been working hard to complete the murals they designed for a competition early in 2017. The brief was to design an innovative mural reflecting Corsham’s culture and heritage. The commissioned artist is Rob…… Continue reading Two New Murals for Corsham
Howard Phipps was born in 1954. After studying painting at the Gloucestershire College of Art between 1971 and 1975 and subsequently a post graduate year in Brighton, he became a painter, printmaker and illustrator with a special interest in wood engraving. He has specialised in engraving since the late 1970s. He worked in Devon until 1980,…… Continue reading The Art of Engraving
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!
A couple of days ago I was lucky enough to view the inspiring new exhibition by Swindon Museum & Art Gallery which uses Creative Wiltshire and items collected as part of the project as its theme. ‘Creative Wiltshire: Celebrating modern art and design from Swindon and Wiltshire’ brings together drawings, ceramics and sculpture from modern…… Continue reading A Creative Wiltshire Indeed!