Back in January 2019 I was contacted by the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, asking if I would be interested in scanning a number of 35mm slides for them. I have an interest in photography going back 50 years, so this appealed to me. I was employed by the Wiltshire & Swindon Record Office about…… Continue reading Digitising the Beauty of Wiltshire
Wiltshire based Carole Bent’s love of art and design stretches back throughout her lifetime, from school to a degree and career that led her to move to Swindon with her partner, artist David Bent. Approached to lead the Design team at WHSmith in Swindon in the early ’90s, Carole’s strategic senior management role involved commissioning…… Continue reading A love of Art and Design … close to home.
There’s a great opportunity to meet the multi award-winning Wiltshire based wildlife filmmaker and photographer Nick Upton at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Thursday 24 November, 7pm. Nick has worked with Sir David Attenborough and produced many films for the BBC and broadcasters worldwide, contributing photos and text to many books and magazines including…… Continue reading Rewilding Britain & Wiltshire’s Wildlife Riches
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…
I had the exciting task of collecting a set of over 10,000 colour transparency slides a few weeks ago from the widow of the late photographer Steve Day. It was fortunate that we had identified Steve’s work as being a fine example and well worthy of a place in the Creative Wiltshire project as his…… Continue reading Revealing the Wonders of Wiltshire
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
We are very excited to announce that as part of the Creative Wiltshire & Swindon HLF funded Collecting Cultures Project we have been able to acquire some beautiful photographs from the talented wildlife photographer Nick Upton. Nick has lived in Box for 21 years and the photographs we have acquired can be seen as a…… Continue reading Eye-Catching Acquisitions!