Explore Art Trowbridge

Age guide: All ages

September 09, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Trowbridge Town Hall
Market Street, Trowbridge, BA14 8EQ
Price: Free (some events require booking)
Company: Explore Art Trowbridge

As part of the Heritage Open Days 2017, join us on Saturday 9th September for tours of historical buildings and other events across Trowbridge.

This is the second collaborative event between Town Hall Arts, Drawing Projects UK and Trowbridge Museum to showcase the amazing and growing cultural offer in Trowbridge.

All events are free of charge, but some do require booking.


Town Hall Arts

Trowbridge Town Hall, Market Street, BA14 8EQ

11.00 am 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm: Behind-the-Schenes Tours of the Town Hall 
Town Hall Arts invites you to take a behind-the-scenes guided tour of Trowbridge Town Hall. Find out about its rich history, its current use and the exciting future we see for it.

Tours will last for approximately half-an-hour and are free of charge. No booking required.   

10am - 2pm: Cells Residency Exhibition Opening
Visit the opening of this exhibition in our basement cells will reveal the creative results of the time our invited Artist-in-Residence, Andrea V Wright, has spent in the space from June to September 2017.

12 - 2pm: Something of Place: Museum Box Project and Library of Pilgrimages Exhibition Launch
Join us for the launch of two related but separate exhibitions from Space Place Practice, a collective group of multidisciplinary practitioners who share an interest in researching the wider aspects of ‘landscape’.
Our Main Gallery will showcase their Museum Box Project from 2012 in which each member of the group created new artworks from the starting point of a disused Natural History Museum storage box.
That portable exhibition encouraged the group to develop the Library of Pilgrimages which will be on show in our Ground Floor Gallery. 

1pm - 4pm: All Rivers Flow to the Sea. River Biss Walk.
This three hour art walk is led by Walking the Land exploring and responding to the natural and cultural heritage of Trowbridge's river, part of the Library of Pilgrimages exhibition, and Explore Art Trowbridge. More information here.


Trowbridge Museum

The Shires Shopping Centre, Court Street, Trowbridge, BA14 8AT

10am - 1pm: Big Craft Day demonstrations
In connection with our biennial West of England Festival of Textiles (WEFT), which runs from 26 August to 18 November 2017, Trowbridge Museum is putting on a day of demonstrations celebrating the craft tradition in the west of England. Our WEFT artists will be showcasing many of the once fashionable crafts such as tatting, needle lace, knotting - and much more. Come and have a go yourself and make your own knotted animal or try your hand at the Dorset Button technique. Check our website for more details.

10am – 1pm: Visit Top Floor of Home Mills
This is a great opportunity to visit the third floor of Home Mills, above the museum, and find out about Trowbridge Museum’s exciting plans to expand into this amazing space. In the days of Samuel Salter and Co. this room was full of noisy spinning machines, now it is a wonderful light and airy space with panoramic views over Trowbridge, giving you a glimpse of the history and heritage of the town’s industrial past.


Drawing Projects UK

Bridge House, 10 Stallard Street, Trowbridge, BA14 9AE

10.00 am – 4.00 pm: Gallery Open
Come and see our latest exhibition of drawing. Free entry.

10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.: Drop in Drawing
Drop in to the Drawing Centre Project Space and try your hand at drawing. Free event.

2.00 pm & 3.00 pm: Behind the scenes tours of Drawing Projects UK at Bridge House
Drawing Projects invites you to take a behind the scenes guided tour. Find out about the history of Bridge House, its current use by Drawing Projects UK as a centre for drawing and contemporary art. Tours will last for approximately 40 minutes. Free event. No booking required.

4.00 pm: Behind the Scenes: Studio Visit with Anita Taylor
Hear from artist, educator and founder of the Jerwood Drawing Prize and Drawing Projects UK and visit her private studio at Bridge House. Booking essential due to limited numbers.

Please see the Heritage Open Days Website for full details.

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