Visual Arts Archive
Wiltshire Creative Visual Arts Exhibitions Archive
Gates Wide Open
15 March - 8 May 2022
This exhibition at Salisbury Arts Centre is the result of an open call out for work by UK based graduates of the creative disciplines who have been affected by the Covid pandemic.
Same Sea, Different Boat
11 January - 5 March 2022
Same Sea, Different Boat is a quilt with a difference instigated by the project founder artist Sue Brown in collaboration with artists Liske Johnson, Louise Asher and Cath Kingzett.
9 November – 18 December 2021
Linescapes ia an exhibition in which contemporary craft practice explores the line of the landscape and the visible changes to the natural environment occurring through human and non-human influence.
Makers’ Tale 2021
14 September - 30 October 2021
This exhibition concentrates on presenting new insights into particular craft methods which are deeply rooted in a historical context yet connected to today. It presents them as the conveyors of new ideas, as the conductors of disciplinary crossovers, and will highlight the persistence of craft knowledge within the context of modern creative industries.
Wiltshire Creative Summer Open Exhibition 2021: Picture This & Small Pictures
Tuesday 13 July – Saturday 4 September 2021
Building on the success on our previous Summer Open Exhibitions, we are once more providing a platform for the talent which flourishes in and around the county of Wiltshire. However, after the difficult year we have had Wiltshire Creative has decided to approach our Summer Exhibition slightly differently.
Alternate Perceptions - MAHLIA AMATINA Exhibition
Tuesday 25 May - Saturday 3 July 2021
Same Sea, Different Boat: Making a Collagraph print with Artist Sue Brown
10 Febuary 2021
Same Sea, Different Boat is a quilt with a difference instigated by the project founder artist Sue Brown (the yard:ARTspace, Cheltenham) in collaboration with Louise Asher (Hope & Elvis, Nottinghamshire) and Liske Johnson (Littleheath Barn Studio, Bromsgrove).
20 Oct - 19 Dec 2020
A groundbreaking exhibition at Salisbury Arts Centre will bring together artists and makers of African/Caribbean heritage to showcase their work, not previously seen in Salisbury.
WILTSHIRE CREATIVE SUMMER OPEN 2020
25 Aug - 10 Oct 2020
This exhibition celebrates the creativity that is flourishing within our artistic community by providing a platform for artists at any stage of their career, who are based in Wiltshire or adjoining counties.
29 - 31 May 2020
Makers’ Tale examines craft and making as a highly relevant component of contemporary life.
THREE ACTS AND
27 Jan – 28 Mar 2020
A solo exhibition from Cornwall-based artist, Nicola Bealing as a response to the retelling of Lorca’s Blood Wedding being produced at Salisbury Playhouse.
DRAWN TO CRAFT
21 Nov 2019 – 18 Jan 2020
Winter exhibition which seeks inspiration from drawing and the drawn line with works by some of the top contemporary British craft practitioners.
IMPRINT: MIND BODY AND SOUL
11 Oct 2019 - 11 Jan 2020
Coinciding with the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Exhibition, Imprint displays work by members of the public, using the Salisbury Museum as inspiration.
THE LAST FULL MEASURE OF DEVOTION BY DR. KATE WILSON
13 Sep 2019 – 16 Nov 2019
A commemorative installation by studio ceramist and academic, Dr. Kate Wilson, consisting of a loving cup for each British service life lost in Afghanistan during the conflict and accompanied by kneelers bearing lines from a WW2 veteran's poem.
27 Jul 2019 – 7 Sep 2019
Celebrating creativity flourishing within our community, the 2019 Summer Open provided a platform for artists at any stage of their career based in Wiltshire and adjoining counties and displayed over 90 2D works of art by over 70 artists.
24 May 2019 – 13 June 2019
Produced by Wiltshire Creative, this exhibition inspired by human curiosity and the urge to challenge accepted norms, alongside 2019’s anniversaries of the Moon landing and the fall of the Berlin Wall, featured work by an international selection of artists.
ALISON HARPER: WASTE WANT AND OVERABUNDANCE
24 May 2019 – 11 June 2019
Based in Bath, Alison Harper's PhD with Practice explored issues of reparation around our relationship with the material world. Exhibition hosted by Arundells as part of Salisbury International Arts Festival 2019.
24 May 2019 – 9 June 2019
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths departments working across different media explore the themes of curiosity and human endeavor. Hosted at Salisbury Library and Salisbury Arts Centre as part of Salisbury International Arts Festival 2019.
TELL IT AS IT IS
24 May 2019 – 9 June 2019
Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, community groups in Salisbury were invited to share their hopes, challenges and dreams of our city through graffiti art displayed around the city centre during Salisbury International Arts Festival 2019.
24 May 2019 – 9 June 2019
Central to Salisbury International Arts Festival 2019, Luke Jerram’s Gaia featured 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the earth's surface, providing a spectacular opportunity to see our planet floating above our heads in Salisbury Cathedral.
WHERE THE LAND ENDS
11 April – 18 May 2019
An exploration of themes of land and geology by referencing, reshaping and representing by three Wiltshire based artists – Debra Sweeney, Roger Stephens (MRSS) and Dr. Jane Osborne (LRPS). Also included was work by Kingfishers Writing Group.
THE NATURE OF IMAGINATION
27 Feb – 6 April 2019
Exhibition of leading British Theatre & Film Costume Designer, Clancy Steer, featuring her private visionary landscape, icon paintings & costume designs alongside watercolours and iPad paintings.
VENUS IN THE LANDSCAPE
11 Jan – 23 Feb 2019
A contemporary showcase of Mirka Golden-Hann’s 365 ceramic female figures inspired by the Ice Age Venuses. Also featured work by Sarah Waters and Wendy de Sallis.
HEART, HEAD AND HAND
14 Nov 2018 – 5 Jan 2018
A contemporary craft exhibition which showcased work of members of Hampshire and Berkshire Guild of Craftsmen. Selection of disciplines included ceramics, jewellery, textiles and woodwork.
NICK HARPER’S WILTSHIRE TALE
14 Sep – 15 Sep 2018
A collection of photographs which has grown alongside A Wiltshire Tale- Nick Harper's epic poem, written in celebration of his ‘most magical’ home county.
OUR NAKED SKIN
4 Oct – 10 Nov 2018
Building on the play Her Naked Skin at Salisbury Playhouse, this collaboration between Wiltshire Creative and Queer Britain- the national LGBTQ+ museum, explored the tension inherent between the domestic urge and love that is not sanctioned.
LIFT OFF! ARCHIVE EXHIBITION
24 Aug – 29 Sep 2018
Looking back and together moving forward. This exhibition remembered and celebrated the massive achievements of the three organisations which formed
Wiltshire Creative in 2018.