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Guest Blog: Doreen Heaton and Peter Potworowski

3rd June 2019 / Museum blog

Doreen Heaton was a young art school student at the Bath Academy of Art , Corsham when she met and fell in love with the charismatic Polish painter, Peter Potworowski. Peter, a veteran of the First World War Uhlan Lancers fighting against the Germans, a student of Ferdinand Leger in Paris, and a member of …

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Guest blog: Beth Thomas Reviews Artspace Exhibition

16th May 2019 / Museum, Museum blog

I had the pleasure of visiting Chippenham Museum recently and was able to catch the Sarah Purvey retrospective ‘A Decade On‘. This is part of a programme of short exhibitions celebrating the huge wealth of creative talent in Wiltshire. The exhibition was held in the Museum’s elegant temporary exhibition space. I wasn’t familiar with Sarah’s …

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Guest Blog: Timothy Stoneham ARTSPACE blog

13th May 2019 / Museum blog

Where did you grow up? I was born in Malmesbury and grew up surrounded by the countryside and farming, which is where I gain most of my influences. How did you get into art? As a tea importer and owner of Teahouse Emporium, I decided to paint a series of animals that I could use …

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Guest blog: Jenny Grewal discusses how she became a photographer

Hi, my name is Jenny, and I am a wildlife and nature photographer based in Chippenham, Wiltshire (I am also a vet in my spare time!). I am delighted to have been included in the exhibition of local artists at Chippenham Museum, and I have been asked to write something about myself and the inspiration …

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Guest blog: Millie Weller talks about her Work Placement

5th March 2019 / Museum, Museum blog

I am a student from Wiltshire College studying Travel & Tourism at the Chippenham campus. My course includes researching and learning about the Tourism Industry in terms of its growth, employment opportunities and so much more. We are encouraged to undergo a 60 hour work experience placement during the first year of the course and …

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