A project to locate, record and photograph public art, namely artwork made by an artist, arts practitioner or craftsperson and located in publicly accessible spaces and places in Wiltshire. Public artworks are vulnerable to change, whether it be through environmental damage or vandalism, or through redevelopment of an area in or around it. At present very little is known about the whereabouts and extent of public art in the County.
A call for volunteers…
We need the help of individuals and groups to gather data on public art in the community such as location of the item, its condition, what is known of it and a photograph of it in situ. Data collected as part of the project will be made available in the Local Studies Library at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre with images deposited in the Historic Photograph and Print Collection. The images will then be pinned to the Know Your Place site to map their location geographically.
Devote as much or as little time as you can spare from the end of August to December and join this community effort to help support public art in the places that matter to you.
Come along to a workshop to find out how you can help:
Swindon Central Library, Saturday 22nd July, 12-1pm. Book now via Eventbrite
Warminster Library, Monday 24th July, 6-7pm. Book now via Eventbrite
Malmesbury Library, Monday 14th August, 6-7pm. Book now via Eventbrite
Salisbury Library, Tuesday 15th August, 6-7pm. Book now via Eventbrite
Corsham Library, Monday 21st August, 6-7pm. Book now via Eventbrite
Devizes Library, Thursday 14th September, 6-7pm. Book now via Eventbrite
If you are from Trowbridge or Melksham there may also be a session for you; please get in touch.
There are many other exciting opportunities to get involved as a volunteer in the Creative Wiltshire project, such as:
•Researching creative individuals
•Photography & manipulating images in Photoshop
•Entering our data onto spreadsheets
•Cataloguing & digitising items to make them accessible for others
•Taking part in events at local museums
•And so much more!
Why not brush up on old skills or learn something completely new?