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
Graham Watling was born in Hull, Yorkshire in 1930. He served his National Service in the Royal Marines followed by his formal tertiary education at Loughborough University where he achieved a BA (Hons) in silversmithing. From there, he went into teaching and by 1969 had become Head of the Arts and Crafts Department at the…… Continue reading Lacock Silver
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is delighted to have acquired two editioned prints by the artist Joe Tilson. Tilson is well known as an important modern British artist, especially for his involvement with Pop Art. Less well known is the time he spent living and working in Wiltshire. Following National service, Tilson studied art at…… Continue reading Joe Tilson – A Wiltshire Connection
The combination of creativity and the instinct of an artist with a deep knowledge of human and animal behaviour; this is how Martina Challis introduces Desmond Morris to us in ‘The Artistic Ape: three million years of art’ by Desmond Morris. We have purchased this as part of our creative Wiltshire project to acknowledge the…… Continue reading ‘Painting is no longer merely a craft, it is a form of personal research’…..
With the Creative Wiltshire & Swindon Project having only just got off the ground, I thought I’d share with you a few items from our currently limited stock of creative work to whet your appetite and, hopefully, open up the discussion as to just who and/or what you think we should be collecting! Robin Tanner…… Continue reading A Taste of What’s to come…