Be inspired by Creative Wiltshire at Salisbury Museum

on Thursday, 25 July 2019.

We are delighted that the Creative Wiltshire exhibition at Salisbury Museum has been extended to 29th September 2019, so you still have a couple of months to see some of the items purchased as part of this Heritage Lottery Funded five year project, as it comes to its close this autumn. The exhibition has been curated by our exhibitions trainee, Emily Smith, who has gained valuable ‘hands on’ experience of museum work by staging the exhibition and we would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to her for doing a fantastic job. While this project has been about purchasing items and objects with strong creative Wiltshire connections, it has also been about providing training for people involved in heritage services within the county and inspiring others to be creative, by drawing attention to our rich vein of creators both past and present. Hopefully it will inspire you too!

The exhibition had a busy half term week in May and ran workshops with artist Charlie James focusing on some of the techniques used and inspired by work on display; fabric printing, making 3D robots, clay modelling, etching and watercolour painting. The results below will show you what talented youngsters we have!

We would like to thank Salisbury Museum for being involved with the project and for hosting the final exhibition, and other participating museums; Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Swindon Local Studies, Chippenham Museum, Pewsey Heritage Centre, Athelstan Museum, Bradford on Avon Museum, Trowbridge Museum and the Edwin Young Gallery. 

We have really enjoyed working with you all, so a massive ‘thank you’ to all the museum staff and volunteers who have been involved.

Joy Bloomfield, Project Officer

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