Earth and the Universe

Images by Robert Harvey, BA ARPS EFIAP CSci CEnv MCIWEM For thousands of years, people have been fascinated by the beauty of the night sky. But it is only in the last century that we have discovered the huge scale of the Universe that can be seen by our unaided eyes.  More recently advances in digital cameras have enabled us to photograph fantastically distant objects in unprecedented detail and this exhibition presents images of the…

Cloth Road Arts – Visual Arts, promoting artists and artisans in Wiltshire

An exhibition that showcases the many talented Cloth Road Artists. From silk work to fine art painting, printing to ceramics, the Cloth Road Artists are a collective of Wiltshire based artists and artisans who have come together to promote the diverse range of visual arts on offer in the local area. Once renowned for their cloth weaving industry, Melksham, Trowbridge, Bradford on Avon and their surrounding villages are now home to a thriving community of…

Selection of sculptures and manga inspired by prehistoric Japan - including Jomon flame pots

Jomonism and Manga: Japanese Contemporary Art inspired by Prehistory

The Wiltshire Museum and English Heritage are working on exhibitions in 2020 that are looking at different aspects of the links between Japanese prehistory, contemporary art and stone circles. The partnerships that lie behind these ground-breaking exhibitions have been developed by Professor Simon Kaner of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Culture (SISJAC). It is hoped that both exhibitions will form part of the UK-Japan Season of Culture. For a number…

Watercolour looking along a grassy ridge towards a chalk cut figure of a White Horse on the top of the hill.

Eric Ravilious: Downland Man

OPENING SEPTEMBER 2020 A groundbreaking exhibition of the celebrated artist Eric Ravilious showcasing the beautiful Wiltshire and Sussex Downlands. An exciting special exhibition exploring Eric Ravilious’ fascination with the sweeping downland landscapes of Wiltshire and Sussex. His watercolours have such a spirit of place you can almost feel the wind on your cheeks and hear the birds above. For the very first time Wiltshire Museum will be borrowing from major National Museums to bring an…

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