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Wiltshire Creative Visual Arts Exhibitions Archive

Alternate Perceptions  -  MAHLIA AMATINA Exhibition

Tuesday 25 May - Saturday 3 July 2021

In this exhibition, artist Mahlia Amatina invites the audience into a multi-sensory experience of colour, line, shape and form through tactile art that explores the creative side of neurodiversity. Drawing inspiration from the varied landscapes and rich flavours of her international roots and global travels, Mahlia’s visual vocabulary creates a narrative through abstraction querying traditional boundaries of style and purpose.

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Same Sea Different Boat Archive

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).

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DIASPORA

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.

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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. 

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MAKER'S TALE

29 - 31 May 2020

Makers’ Tale examines craft and making as a highly relevant component of contemporary life. 

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    Visual Archive Three Acts and Seven Scenes

THREE ACTS AND 
SEVEN SCENES

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.

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Exhibition Archive - Drawn to Craft 

 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. 

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   Imprint Archive

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.

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Visual Archive Last Full Measure of Devotion

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.

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Visual Archive Wiltshire Creative Summer Open

WILTSHIRE CREATIVE
SUMMER OPEN

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.

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Visual Archive Insatiable Mind

INSATIABLE MIND 

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.   

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  Alison Harper Waste Want and Overabundance

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.

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Visual Archive Steam Exhibition

STEAM EXHIBITION 

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.

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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.

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   Exhibition Archive - Gaia

GAIA 

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.

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Visual Archive Where the Land Ends

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.

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   Exhibition Archive - Clancy Steer

CLANCY STEER:
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.

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    Visual Archive Venus in the Landscape

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.

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  Visual Archive Heart Head Hand

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.  

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   Visual Archive Nick Harper's Wiltshire Tale

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.

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    Visual Archive Our Naked Skin

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.

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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. 

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