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Ken White: Muralist and Painter

BOOK REVIEW Angela Atkinson in association with Ken WhiteStroud: Amberley, 2019ISBN 978144569380495 pages, paperback, £14.99, paperback https://www.amberley-books.com/ken-white-muralist-and-painter.html The book is, to pardon the pun, a portrait of the much loved Swindonian artist, from his beginnings at the Great Western Railway works. Angela Atkinson raises a question at the beginning of the book; ‘How did Ken…… Continue reading Ken White: Muralist and Painter

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Public Art in the Landscape

When we think about local history, it is perhaps easiest to think about the use of the land; those who made it their own and the changes that use brought. The landscape is constantly changing, season to season; changes in industry, working practices, settlement use and advances in technology from cement to the combine harvester…… Continue reading Public Art in the Landscape

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Two New Murals for Corsham

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

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Ken White – Swindon Artist

Ken White is one of Swindon’s most famous cultural figures, known for his large murals and paintings of life in the GWR Railway Works. As part of the Creative Wiltshire project, staff from Swindon Museum and Art Gallery and the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre visited Ken at his home in Swindon’s Old Town in…… Continue reading Ken White – Swindon Artist

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Swindon’s Artistic ‘Hammerman’

It is not only the amazing Wiltshire landscape which helps produce creativity; as our research progresses, we are discovering just how much creative people across the county provide inspiration and support to each other. A case in kind is the Swindon born artist Ken White who, like the ‘Hammerman’ poet Alfred Williams before him, started…… Continue reading Swindon’s Artistic ‘Hammerman’