“imaginative, refined, focussed quality of luminous watercolours and paper making skills …”
An exciting addition to the Historic Print and Photograph Collection at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre has been a collection of seven photographic prints by the talented Marlborough based photographer Mark Somerville. This striking image ‘Pastoral Sanctuary’ of the bluebells in West Woods by Mark Somerville captured the attention of visitors at a recent…… Continue reading A Different Perspective…
Our fabulous banner is now up and running, premiering next to our Creative Wiltshire display in the reception area at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre before moving on to aid the Robin Tanner Exhibition at Chippenham Museum & Heritage Centre. The exhibition ‘From Old Chapel Field – the artist Robin Tanner at home in…… Continue reading Our new banner is on a roll!
As part of our HLF Collecting Cultures project we are keen to represent many different forms of creativity in the acquisitions we make for our Wiltshire museums. Many of our creative residents have been inspired by the Wiltshire landscape and we are pleased to have purchased these woodcuts for Salisbury Museum by Howard Phipps who…… Continue reading Generosity abounds for Creative Wiltshire!
A couple of weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity of visiting two very different ceramicists in their workshops at Stowford Farm near Wingfield alongside Sophie Cummings, Curator of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery and a project partner of Creative Wiltshire. Our first stop was the workshop of Patricia Volk situated in a farmyard. The…… Continue reading Two Wiltshire-based ceramicists are breaking the mould
We are lucky to have a number of photographers in our county who have the skill and expertise to make the most of our wonderful landscape. Jake Eastham is one such photographer and we have recently acquired a set of six photographs which aim to cover the range and scope of his work. Jake, who…… Continue reading Capturing the Essence of Wiltshire Country Life
It’s fantastic to have good fortune befall on us when it comes to acquiring items for Creative Wiltshire, and this one appeared out of the blue a few weeks ago thanks to the movement of items from Melksham House, once associated with Avon Rubber Social Club (and later with Wiltshire Council), and to the artistic…… Continue reading Serendipity at Work