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Guest blog: The Pound’s three resident artists discuss collaboration, accessibility and life as working artists in Wiltshire

Guest blog: The Pound’s three resident artists discuss collaboration, accessibility and life as working artists in Wiltshire

The Pound Arts Centre in Corsham welcomed two new resident artists this year, painter Rachel Heard and Upholsterer / Sculptor Clare Winnan. They join painter and animator Caroline Rudge in answering three questions put to them by Director Russ Tunney. “Many visual artists work on their own most of the time…how has it been collaborating … Continue reading

Guest blog: Wiltshire Creative Take Part director Louise Dancy talks about how the organisation has used participatory activities to bring communities together and reflect on global anniversaries in two highly inclusive projects

Guest blog: Wiltshire Creative Take Part director Louise Dancy talks about how the organisation has used participatory activities to bring communities together and reflect on global anniversaries in two highly inclusive projects

Wiltshire Creative is built upon the excellent reputations of Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury Playhouse and Salisbury International Arts Festival. All three organisations carry a reputation for excellent participatory experiences. The end of the 2019 Salisbury International Arts Festival 2019 also marked the completion of Wiltshire Creative’s first full portfolio of work, a significant milestone for … Continue reading

Guest blog: Madeleine Bertorelli reflects on bringing a contemporary art exhibition to the four Wessex Museums

Guest blog: Madeleine Bertorelli reflects on bringing a contemporary art exhibition to the four Wessex Museums

When contemporary art exhibition, Alchemy: Artefacts Reimagined, went on display at Wiltshire Museum in June, it was the culmination of a year’s hard work by the artist – and the beginning of an exciting touring programme for Wessex Museums. In this guest blog, Madeleine Bertorelli, Creative Programmes Producer for Wessex Museums, explains more about the … Continue reading

Guest blog: Wiltshire artists reflect on the outcome of the bursaries inspired by their individual relationships with the local heritage landscape

Guest blog: Wiltshire artists reflect on the outcome of the bursaries inspired by their individual relationships with the local heritage landscape

The Frames of Reference bursaries was a project funded by Bloor Homes as part of the public art commissioning programme for the King’s Gate development in Amesbury. Public Art commissioner Ginkgo Projects worked with Wiltshire Council’s arts service to select 6 local artists, awarding £2,000 each to aid with the creation of new work inspired … Continue reading

Guest blog: Celebrating Volunteer Week 2019, Heather Morris, reflects on being a volunteer and concert manager at Wiltshire Music Centre

Guest blog: Celebrating Volunteer Week 2019, Heather Morris, reflects on being a volunteer and concert manager at Wiltshire Music Centre

  Wiltshire Music Centre was founded over 20 years ago by a group of local people who realised that there was a serious need for top quality performance and rehearsal areas in the area. Since then, the Centre has built a reputation as a professional, 300-seat concert hall presenting over 150 concerts a year, involving … Continue reading

Guest blog: GrowFlowShow – Anya Beaumont and Jo Taylor present new works for exhibition inspired by the architectural story of Corsham.

Guest blog: GrowFlowShow – Anya Beaumont and Jo Taylor present new works for exhibition inspired by the architectural story of Corsham.

Katie Ackrill, curator and Visual Arts Coordinator at The Pound, invited us to exhibit together as our respective work has a visual relationship and takes inspiration from architectural ornament. To start the conversation we arranged a series of “drawing dates” at Corsham Court, by kind permission of James Methuen-Campbell. During these sessions we worked in … Continue reading