The commissioning process of ‘Cipher Wave (Alexandra’s Angel)’ After completing the ‘Templar Stone’ commission in 2004 I was invited by Swindon Borough Council, on behalf of David Wilson Homes, to consider submitting a sculptural design for their new housing development called Alexandra Park, south of Wroughton, near Swindon in Wiltshire. It was to be situated on the site of the recently demolished ‘Princess Alexandra RAF Hospital’ which had served the local civilian, as well as the military, c...
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Here is a quirky article that tries to explain what an Open Studio scheme is for those who want a little bit of art in their life... Everywhere in the UK there are artists, designers and crafts people working from home or their studios and being ridiculously creative. These arty types toil away with, what some may describe as a futile and self-indulgent desire to tinker around making stuff, but those of us who are enlightened know otherwise. Those creatives are making intriguing, beautiful if no...
Part of our Open Studio scheme is to introduce and mentor an emerging artist. In 2015, our anniversary year, we awarded two, one to Amanda Hutchings and one to Bronte Adam who is a printed textiles designer studying at Leeds college of art. Bronte recently did a day at the Michael Angove Design Studio in Devizes. Michael started the day by looking at Bronte’s portfolio of work, which included lovely illustrations of land and sea animals and of outdoor spaces and still lives. Bronte has a te...
On Saturday, the OS artists were able catch up with one another as well as warmly welcome this year’s newbies, those artists who are new to the scheme of which there are nearly 20. This was an important event set up by the committee (led by chairman, Lisi Ashbridge) for this years artists to meet at St. Mary’s Church in Marlborough and proof read the artists’ profiles before they go to print. The day went with a swing and a jolly time was had by all. The new look brochure is taking sha...