The Creative Side of Prehistory

A family pottery experience courtesy of Creative Wiltshire! Last month Creative Wiltshire hosted an outreach event at the Beeches Community Centre, Bulford Camp on Salisbury Plain. The event was held two parts, a two day workshop split over two consecutive Mondays, conducted by Bill Crumbleholme and ably assisted by his colleague Mark Vyvyan-penney. I attended…… Continue reading The Creative Side of Prehistory

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A Creative Wiltshire Indeed!

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!

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Creative Wiltshire – an Exciting 2016

It’s been a truly exciting year for the Heritage Lottery Funded Collecting Cultures project Creative Wiltshire based at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, with The Young Gallery in Salisbury and Trowbridge Museum both being welcomed as participating museums. The Creative Wiltshire project has provided us with a wonderful opportunity for Archives and Local Studies…… Continue reading Creative Wiltshire – an Exciting 2016

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Katharine’s work is proving a popular ‘Pick of the Month’ in Swindon!

Items by Katharine Pleydell-Bouverie are currently on show at the Swindon Museum & Art Gallery. A number of the ceramics pieces have been acquired for SMAG as part of the Creative Wiltshire project, and are proving a hit with visitors. Katharine was brought up at Coleshill House near Swindon, later moving to Kilmington Manor near…… Continue reading Katharine’s work is proving a popular ‘Pick of the Month’ in Swindon!


Enter into a World of Shape and Colour at Swindon Museum & Art Gallery

As part of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery’s exhibition Colour and Shape in British Studio Ceramics, some of the latest acquisitions from the Creative Wiltshire project are now on show. Examples of the work of Katharine Pleydell-Bouverie, Trevor Chaplin and Peter Holdsworth are being displayed, showcasing the breadth and variety of work that Wiltshire’s talented…… Continue reading Enter into a World of Shape and Colour at Swindon Museum & Art Gallery


Success at the Auction!

Work is progressing well on the Creative Wiltshire & Swindon project with our research on creative people in the county, past and present, currently reaching over 400 individuals. It may be no surprise to some, but we have been amazed at just how many creative people there are out there using Wiltshire as inspiration! There’s…… Continue reading Success at the Auction!