I was excited to attend the ‘Sculpture in the Landscape 1969-2020’ exhibition at West Leaze near Aldbourne at the end of September, organised by the Friends of the Garden. The visit involved a wonderful (socially distanced) walk around the grounds of the house that the renowned sculptor Roger Leigh once owned, and the site of…… Continue reading Sculpture in the Landscape… the Roger Leigh Legacy
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
We are delighted to have been included in the recent Wiltshire Living magazine article focusing on the wonderful work of Swindon artist Caroline Day. Even though the Creative Wiltshire project has come to an end, it has become a great catalyst for change with participating museums and the Archives & Local Studies department at the…… Continue reading Creative Wiltshire Showcased
Recently we had the pleasure of a visit from the botanical artist Ann Swan, dropping off the remaining material which will form her artists’ archive here at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre. Ann is based at her studio in Rowde and has loved pencil drawing since she was a child, but her love of…… Continue reading Botanical Beauty at WSHC
We’d like to send our congratulations to Swindon artist David Bent who is to have his work unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum at the end of March. We have acquired some of David’s pieces for the Swindon Museum & Art Gallery and the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre – they are truly stunning!
Walk into the search room at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre and you will notice a couple of objects not normally associated with archives – a bodice made out of maps and a bathtub. A closer inspection reveals they are two of 17 pieces of artwork produced by students from Wiltshire College’s Chippenham campus…… Continue reading Creatively engaging with archives – WSHC Heritage Education service
‘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
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