Situated in the blissfully idyllic Vale of Pewsey is a hidden gem of Wiltshire heritage; Crofton Beam Engines are the oldest working steam engines in the world. Magnificent examples of industrial archaeology, two beam engines, one an original 200-year-old Boulton & Watt, are fed by a hand-stoked, coal-fired Lancashire boiler. In July 11 GCSE Art…… Continue reading The Crofton Beam Engine Experience
A couple of days ago I was lucky enough to view the inspiring new exhibition by Swindon Museum & Art Gallery which uses Creative Wiltshire and items collected as part of the project as its theme. ‘Creative Wiltshire: Celebrating modern art and design from Swindon and Wiltshire’ brings together drawings, ceramics and sculpture from modern…… Continue reading A Creative Wiltshire Indeed!
Locate – Investigate – Map Help us to find out more about the public art in Wiltshire. About the project The aim of the project is to locate, record and photograph public art, namely artworks made by an artist, arts practitioner or craftsperson and located in publicly accessible spaces and places in Wiltshire. Public…… Continue reading Public Art Needs You!
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
I visited the professional landscape and wildlife photographer Robert Harvey at his home in Winterbourne Bassett this week to take a look at some early examples of his work. Robert is at heart a landscape photographer; he loves exploring and finding ways to capture the essence of the world around him, whether it be at…… Continue reading The Digital Camera Revolution
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
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