Here at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre we have been lucky enough to acquire some works by the artist Dru Marland. Dru lives on a narrow boat, traversing much of the west of England by canal, but particularly the Kennet and Avon. Having started out as a poet, Dru now enjoys experimenting with artistic…… Continue reading Inspiration on the Canal
What a fabulous night we had a week or so ago when the award winning wildlife photographer Nick Upton from Box visited the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre to give a talk on Rewilding Britain and Wild Wiltshire, facilitated by the Creative Wiltshire project. Nick showcased the images we have acquired as part of the…… Continue reading Wildlife captured on film
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 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!
The Wiltshire Wildlife Trust are producing a new book, Wild Wiltshire, to celebrate the county’s landscapes, habitats and species. They are inviting photographers to contact them with high quality images to show the many and varied wild landscapes in Wiltshire. If you are a keen photographer and would like to get involved, contact Stephen Davis…… Continue reading WWT Calls all Budding Photographers!