Black Swan Arts Frome
 Curation in the Long Gallery. Photograph by Simon Richardson

The Programming Group

The Programming Group chooses the majority of the exhibitions which are mounted in the Long Gallery.  The group consists of Frome-based professional artists and craftspeople (usually between 6 and 8 in number) who meet regularly to select, schedule and curate the Black Swan Arts premier exhibitions, with the exception of the annual Open and Young Open competition exhibitions.  Membership of the group is by invitation, with most serving for a three year term.


Please fill in the form below if you would like more information on joining the Programming Group at Black Swan Arts

    Hans Borgonjon from the Programming Group

    Hans Borgonjon

    Born and raised in Bruges, Belgium – Hans began his career as a nurse working in Belgium, Switzerland and the UK. Later in life he developed a passion for ceramics, via a slightly convoluted journey. Beginning with Art History and Philosophy, it seemed a natural progression on to ceramics and art. He continued his study with a Master’s degree in 3D Design Ceramics at Bath Spa University and has since exhibited in UK, Europe and China. He is the co-director of

    David Daniels

    Born in Norwich, David Daniels is an animator and designer. Graduated from Canterbury and Central School of Art to MA level.  His work has included animated projections for Roger Waters and Led Zeppelin, while his films have been shown at various international festivals and exhibited at the Reina Sofia Gallery in Madrid. David is currently a visiting lecturer at the LCC in London, Norwich School of Art and external assessor at Liverpool’s John Moore Univerity.

    David Daniels from the Programming Group
    Black and white photograph of Fiona Campbell

    Fiona Campbell

    Fiona’s practice includes largescale sculptural installations using recycled materials.

    In 2015 she curated ‘step in stone‘, involving artscapes in Mendip quarries. She was selected for Ingruttati Palermo , part of Manifesta 12 2018, and won a Royal Society of Sculptors Gilbert Bayes Award 2019. Following her residency and solo in the Cells, Town Hall Arts, Fiona co-curated ‘B-Wing’, an ACE-funded art project in Shepton Mallet Prison.

    Fiona has an MFA and is a Rep for Somerset Art Works.

    Emma Tuck

    Emma Tuck grew up in Bristol and now lives in Frome, having spent many years in-between living on an organic smallholding/nature reserve in West Wales.

    She was awarded associate membership of the Society of Botanical Artists in 2011 and has shown work across the UK, including two solo shows at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Her previous curating experience includes Oriel Cambria Gallery in Tregaron, Wales.

    As well as being a member of the programming team, Emma puts her background in publishing to good use by working on press and publicity at Black Swan Arts.

    Black and white photograph of Emma Tuck, holding a cat to hide her face.
    Black and white photograph of Viv Meadows

    Viv Meadows

    Viv’s art practice emerged in her ‘middle ages’ when managing a mix of social work and marketing to recruit foster carers and adopters in Birmingham. Encouragement to undertake Art Foundation became reality in 2013, followed by a Fine Art degree at Bath Spa University.

    My approach is informed by my previous life. Looking at what is going on underneath.

    She is interested in the process of becoming visible, informed by a female perspective and at the creative potential of mistakes. Viv works in drawing and print.

    Other programming group members

    Our other current members are:

    • Mel Day
    • Rachel Yoxall

     Profile photographs by Simon Richardson