Explore Art Trowbridge (EAT) event
9 September 2017
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.
Town Hall Arts
Town Hall, Market Street, Trowbridge, BA14 8EQ
Behinds the scenes tours of Trowbridge Town Hall
Tours start at 11.00 a.m., 12.00 p.m. and 1.00 p.m.
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.
12 – 2p.m.: Exhibition launch of Museum Box Project and Library of Pilgrimages
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.
The exhibition in our basement cells will reveal the creative results of the time our invited Artists in Residence, Andrea Wright and Ellie Mawby, have spent in the space from June to September 2017.
The Shires Shopping Centre, Court Street, Trowbridge, BA14 8AT
10a.m. – 1p.m.: WEFT Craft Day demonstrations
In connection with our biennial West of England Festival of Textiles (WEFT), 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 intriguing and once fashionable crafts such as tatting, needle lace, knotting – and much more. Come and have a go yourself and make your own knotted dragonflies or try your hand at the Dorset Button technique. Check our website for more details.
10am – 1pm: Visit Top Floor of Home Mills