An episode of the Memories of Kington Langley podcast is exploring the lives of two of Wiltshire’s most beloved artists, Robin and Heather Tanner. The couple lived in the village Kington Langley near Chippenham for close to sixty years, Robin painting and etching, Heather writing. Their partnership produced four illustrated books including the classic Wiltshire Village.…… Continue reading The Tanners and their Work
‘Creative Wiltshire’ is Chippenham Museum’s first exhibition in its newly opened gallery space. It features the work of many influential artists who moved to North Wiltshire during the 20th century for work, study or a simpler life. For them the area provided new inspiration for their creativity, producing artwork directly responding to the local landscape.…… Continue reading Creative Wiltshire Exhibition
My colleague Joy and I had a trip over the Plain to Salisbury last week, carrying with us some very fragile cargo in the form of pictures and textiles acquired as part of the Creative Wiltshire project. Adrian Green, Curator of The Salisbury Museum was delighted, and the material that the museum has acquired as…… Continue reading Salisbury’s Creative Displays
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
If you have time, we do recommend you pop into Chippenham Heritage Museum to view their latest exhibition, From Old Chapel Field, running until 17 September 2016. The exhibition focuses on the renowned etcher and artist Robin and his wife Heather’s life together in their village home and uses new information, pictures and documents provided by the Tanner…… Continue reading Creative Acquisition on Display
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!
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…