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Artists in the Landscape : Cranbourne Chase

The Cranbourne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty encompasses 380 miles of countryside, hugging the borders of Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset. The current artist in residence, Sara Dudman RWA, has been sharing her insights of the ‘Unearthing’ project, exploring the geology of the Chase through its earth colours. Read more, courtesy of the Cranbourne…… Continue reading Artists in the Landscape : Cranbourne Chase

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A little of the Exotic in Wiltshire

Here at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre we are continuing the legacy of the Creative Wiltshire project and remain dedicated to acquiring the works of local creative talent on behalf of the people of Wiltshire. Two of our latest additions highlight the scope and diversity of the Creative Wiltshire collection. Swindon artist and visual…… Continue reading A little of the Exotic in Wiltshire

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Inspiration on the Canal

Here at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre we have been lucky enough to acquire some works by the artist Dru Marland. Dru lives on a narrow boat, traversing much of the west of England by canal, but particularly the Kennet and Avon. Having started out as a poet, Dru now enjoys experimenting with artistic…… Continue reading Inspiration on the Canal

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Paul Thomas “One Man Band”

Salisbury artist Paul Thomas (Toys in Stardust) will be exhibiting a selection of his ink drawings created during lockdown at the Five Rivers Centre, Salisbury, throughout August. Paul has often worked with groups over his decades long career, but this time he was going totally solo. “Just me, the ideas, materials and drive. The pictures…… Continue reading Paul Thomas “One Man Band”

Artists · Ceramicists · Designer · engraver · glass · painters · Photographers · sculptor

Marlborough Open Studios

It’s been a difficult year and local creatives from across the North Wessex Downs are delighted to be able to welcome visitors back to their studios next month. With 48 studios to visit and 72 artists to choose from, it will be an amazing month celebrating local art and design. There’s something for everyone, from…… Continue reading Marlborough Open Studios

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The Tanners and their Work

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

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Botanical Beauty at WSHC

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

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Caroline Day – Spirituality in the Landscape

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

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Marlborough Open Studios

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

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David Bent’s Artistic Tribute

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!