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

GWA Autumn Exhibition now open at the John Bowen Gallery, Malmesbury 10am - 4pm daily until 28th September!

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.

Guild Exhibitions for 2023

The next Guild Exhibition of members' work in 2023 will be held in the John Bowen Gallery, Malmesbury 8 - 28 September. The exhibition is open to the public from 12pm on Friday 8th September and then daily from 10am to 4pm until the 28th September. Guild artists will be in attendance each Saturday and Sunday, at all other times purchases can be made via the Tourist Office which is next door to the Gallery space. There is a cafe and toilets on site.

The Guild is pleased to be showing (as Venue 3) in conjunction with the Malmesbury Flying Monk Art Trail over the weekend of 23rd and 24th September.

Future Exhibition Dates

2024 - Summer exhibition TBA

2024 - Sat. October 19 to Thur. November 7 - in Malmesbury

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News from Other Local Art Societies

Faringdon Art Society (FAS) Annual Exhibition 2023

At The Corn Exchange, Faringdon, OXON SN7 7JA from 29 September to 1 October. Open to the Public Friday, Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. Entry free, refreshments available.

Highworth Artists' Society Autumn Exhibition 2023

Open to the public daily from 10am to 4pm, Saturday 7th - Saturday 14th October in the Coummunity Room, Council Offices, Highworth, SN6 7FB. Entry free, refreshments available.

The Tuesday Art Group - Haydon Wick

Art Exhibition will be held Tueaday 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.

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 25 September 2023
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