We Love Marlborough
PUBLISHED: 15:05 30 May 2008 | UPDATED: 15:13 20 February 2013
A stunning Alice in Wonderland exhibition at Lacock is the highlight of this summer's offerings.<br/>Summary<br/>There will be exhibitions taking place all over the county this summer. This brief introduction only lists a few, so keep an eye out for publi...
We Love Marlborough
Marlborough Open Studios
Be sure to plan a visit to Marlborough in July when studios in and around the town will be opening their doors for the 15th Open Studios with more than 70 artists showing their work over the four weekends in July. To make a bigger splash (and to stop people from getting lost in the darker recesses of Pewsey Vale), ten artists from the village have clubbed together to show their work in Cherrington Barn, Chirton. The charming 18th-century thatched barn has been specially fitted out for the event. Meriel Balston, Carol Sprosten and Prue Swindells are three of the painters showing their work there, with potter Andree Holden and printmaker Richard Wentk. Sculptor Julieann Worrall Hood will be exhibiting a selection of drawings from her Wiltshire sketchbook.
Also a part of Marlborough Open Studios is the shop art trail when willing traders in the town allow their windows to be hijacked by artists who create fabulous displays of their choice. Shop art launch is on 4 July when Mr Whippy will perform his show set in an antique ice cream van and there will be tap-dancing.
For details of the Cherrington Barn group and other artists participating in Marlborough Open Studios event, see www.marlboroughopenstudios.co.uk. For information about Marlborough Shop Art Trail, see www.welovemarlborough.co.uk.
The distinguished Wiltshire-based contemporary furniture designer Fred Baier will surely astonish when he works his magic in the window of the Morgan Boyce Gallery in support of We Love Marlborough. Baier's work is collected internationally and he is known as the ambassador of contemporary furniture.
4-30 June. Morgan Boyce Gallery, High Street, Marlborough. (01672 516400
Seventy-four art and craft courses for adults are being offered over three weeks in July as part of Marlborough College's Summer School. They include experimental printmaking, kiln-formed glass, garden photography, flower arranging, film-making, stained-glass outdoor landscape painting, and dozens more. There are also art and craft courses tailored specifically to teenagers and children.
13 July - 2 August. Marlborough College Summer School
A selection of prints from images created by American artist Maggie Taylor for a new edition of the classic Lewis Carroll story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland are being exhibited at The Fox Talbot Museum in Lacock this summer. The artist has used digital technology to combine 19th-century photographs of people with contemporary scans of objects and background images. Each of Taylor's Alices is a different Victorian girl and the images leap over the 20th century uniting Carroll's 19th-century fantasy with 21st-century technology. Lewis Carroll was a respected amateur photographer whose images are some of the most original photographs made in the 19th-century. His photographs, which include those of Alice Liddell, are highly prized by museums and art collectors today.
5 July - 14 December. Maggie Taylor's Alice in Wonderland is showing at Fox Talbot Museum Lacock. (01249 730459