The Purpose of Art

paintings and mosaic

September 2016 – update Since writing this post back whenever it was I’ve now written about David Bent. Read more here: David Bent – Choosing Swindon: http://swindonian.me/2014/09/24/david-bent-choosing-swindon/ David Bent – Movement 2000: http://swindonian.me/2015/11/02/movement-2000-art-collection-seeks-home/ Find more posts about Swindon’s amazing creatives here: http://swindonian.me/category/artscultureheritage/ The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life

Museum purchases painting by Swindon treasure Ken White via Swindon Link magazine

Museum purchases painting by Swindon treasure Ken White.  So thank goodness for that! Brilliant news in this article by the Swindon Link magazine that: “Thanks to the Friends of Swindon Railway Museum, the STEAM Museum has now acquired a painting produced by Swindon’s internationally acclaimed artist and muralist, Ken White. The

▶ ▶-xtc-play-at-home-c4-1984-part-13-youtube – backdrop of Swindon & Ken White murals

Swindon band XTC: Not being any sort of a pop-music buff I had scanty recollection of XTC – though I do remember enjoying the song ‘Making plans for Nigel’ but didn’t, until now, make the connection between the song and the band.  So that’s something else I’ve learned. “XTC were a new

10 things to celebrate about Swindon. No 5: Ken White – Swindon’s mural man

Sunday 1st March – update with link to blog post from Creative Wiltshire: https://creativewiltshire.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/swindons-artistic-hammerman/comment-page-1/#comment-1 A nice blog post about Ken from Creative Wiltshire that has a good picture, courtesy of Swindon Libraries, of one of Ken’s sadly now long-gone murals.  Ken, as they say, like Alfred Williams – the Hammerman poet, before