Welcome to the Website of The Guild of Wiltshire Artists

This site aims to inform you about the activities of the Guild and its members. This lively group of practising artists, based in Wiltshire, regularly exhibit throughout the year and hold meetings and workshops on a monthly basis. Browse our pages to find details of the history of the Guild and also the programme for the year. Examples of members' work are shown in Members Galleries to give you an idea of the variety of work you are likely to see at the Guild exhibitions. Keep up with the work of the Guild; workshop reports, tips & tricks, art inspirations, and more via our Blog pages. Should you wish to purchase or commission a piece of original art from a particular artist, your enquiry can be passed on via the Guild contact page.

Latest News

Introducing Our Newest Members

The Guild of Wiltshire Artists is pleased to welcome our newly elected members Barbara Woodford-Horgan, Jane Le Coyte and Gloria Robson all of whom joined the Guild in August 2023. Also Julie Bolton who joined the Guild in October 2023.

Guild Exhibitions for 2024

Summer Exhibition Thursday July 11 to Sunday July 14 - in St Peter's Church, Marlborough.
Autumn Exhibition Saturday October 19 to Thursday November 7 - at the John Bowen Gallery in The Town Hall, Malmesbury.

Previous Exhibition

The last Guild Exhibition of members' work in 2023 was held in the John Bowen Gallery, Malmesbury 8 - 28 September. Thank you to all our visitors and supporters in 2023. We are looking forward to seeing you at our exhibitions in 2024.


News from Other Local Art Societies

The Tuesday Art Group - Haydon Wick

Art Exhibition will be held Tuesday 31st October to Saturday 4th November. Open 11am to 4pm daily with free admission. Ground Floor Meeting Room at the Parish Council Offices, Thames Avenue, Haydon Wick, Swindon SN25 1QQ.

Purton Artists Society Exhibition 2023

To be held at Purton Village Hall 3-5 November. Open Friday 6-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4.30pm. Entry free, refreshments available.

Cricklade Art Group Autumn Exhibition 2023

To be held at Cricklade Town Hall 11-12 November. Open 10am to 4.30pm each day. Entry free.

Monthly Meetings:

Every month Guild Members meet for a themed workshop or demo. Visit the Programme page (see third item in the red column on the left) for the schedule of monthly meetings and other events. Reports on monthly meetings can be found in our Blog

August 2023

Palette Knife Evening, our August 2023 Monthly Meeting was a follow up for the inspiring demonstration by visiting artist Rupert Aker at the July Monthly Meeting.

Members were invited to use a palette knife and any medium and support to depict their choice of subject.

Palette Knives at the ready ... Ann's quick oil on canvas Jane's preliminary strokes ... ... led to a watercolour sketch Mike's work in progress ... ... and one he did earlier Jim's experimental portrait Jenny's coastal scene New member Gloria's waterlily Joy had fun creating with the palette knife Christine's experiment in watercolour Anna's coastal scene underway
Members enjoy another Monthly Meeting link.

This site was last updated 3 November 2023
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