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Guest Blog: An insight into our working practices towards a curated show at The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham – Melissa Cole, Sculptor and Jonathan Mansfield, Landscape Painter

Guest Blog: An insight into our working practices towards a curated show at The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham – Melissa Cole, Sculptor and Jonathan Mansfield, Landscape Painter

We are two Wiltshire-based artists who have been brought together by Fiona Cassidy, curator at The Pound Arts Centre, for an exhibition of sculpture and painting: Ancient Landscapes: New Lines – complementing the Salisbury Museum summer 2017 initiative of celebrating British Art: Ancient Landscapes which is an exhibition that runs to 3 September 2017 at Salisbury Museum … Continue reading

Guest blog: No Added Sugar deliver their one thousandth project and tell us how they have created and run a successful arts business

Guest blog: No Added Sugar deliver their one thousandth project and tell us how they have created and run a successful arts business

Our One Thousandth Project and our 16 year journey. No Added Sugar is a specialist participatory arts organisation managed by professional artists Toni and Gordon Dickinson. Our mission is to promote inclusion and provide creative opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. We provide platforms for participants to realise their untapped creative potential through … Continue reading

Guest blog: Arctic Convoys Project. Dawn Gorman talks about the interplay between heritage and creative writing, and how a group of young Scouts discovered that they were writers.

Guest blog: Arctic Convoys Project. Dawn Gorman talks about the interplay between heritage and creative writing, and how a group of young Scouts discovered that they were writers.

I’m a freelance writer and arts facilitator, which in practice means I run creative writing workshops, devise and run community engagement arts projects, and collaborate with artists, musicians and others (recently a firm of undertakers) – so to expect the unexpected is both part of the job description and one of the principal pleasures of … Continue reading

Guest blog: Wylye Valley Art Trail Coordinator Laura Rich considers the inclusive role of open studio events and the impact on the participating artists.

Guest blog: Wylye Valley Art Trail Coordinator Laura Rich considers the inclusive role of open studio events and the impact on the participating artists.

Mentoring the artist’s way. Dip into the Wylye Valley Art Trail. Anthony Connolly, recently listed as one of Britains top portrait painters by the Mall Galleries, was my A-Level art teacher. I remember him coming into class and singing sentences accompanied by playing his guitar. I loved the way he taught without actually ever saying … Continue reading

Guest blog: “But let’s be honest, a film isn’t going to make any difference, is it?” Claire Williams, Creative Learning Officer for Pound Arts discusses whether Art can make a difference

Guest blog: “But let’s be honest, a film isn’t going to make any difference, is it?” Claire Williams, Creative Learning Officer for Pound Arts discusses whether Art can make a difference

“But let’s be honest, a film isn’t going to make any difference, is it?” On 13th April 2017 Pound Arts, in partnership with Bath Spa University created and delivered an Arts and Social Change day which included two screenings of Ken Loach’s BAFTA award-winning film I, Daniel Blake, discussions following each screening, arts and social … Continue reading