Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Saturday 13 October 2012 – Saturday 26 January 2013.

An exhibition of paintings and drawings that reflect one artist’s travels through the ancient sites of Wiltshire.  Over the last 50 years, Stonehenge and Salisbury MuseumPhilip Hughes has returned time and again to the Ridgeway, Avebury, Silbury Hill and Stonehenge.   Informed by maps, photography and electronic survey techniques, his work ranges from accurate topographical observation to abstract and emotional representation of the landscape.

The exhibition coincides with the publication of the book on Hughes’s work: Tracks: Walking the Ancient Landscapes of Britain (Thames & Hudson, 2012).

Hughes is represented by the Francis Kyle Gallery.

Salisbury Museum is based in the King’s House, a grade I listed building located opposite Salisbury Cathedral. We have a small but friendly staff, supported by over 100 volunteers. We offer a variety of services, including the opportunity to hire this unique location for corporate events and activities.


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The Banksy of the river: Elusive artist’s latest work appears by a quiet countryside waterway.  Crossover graffiti artist Banksy has unveiled his latest work next to a quiet countryside waterway

Firstly, if I was the editor of the local paper, my headline for this piece would be:

“Tales of the River Banksy”.

The artwork appeared in February 2012, but this great little secret has taken a little time to surface. Still today I am not 100% convinced its the real deal, maybe because Lyme Regis seems a very distant, quiet little place for a Banksy piece to appear, but then it makes the perfect location, as it takes a while to surface…

The meaning… well your guess is as good as mine, but I like the idea it symbolises the birth of a child.

I won’t give away the exact location, although the cover  was blown on twitter a little while ago. I will just say “its by the river in Lyme Regis”…

Coincidently there are lots of rats that swim across the river just at this point, and I see them daily. So maybe that helped to inspire the location, following Banksy’s famous Rat characters…

Another great reason to visit Lyme Regis…

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