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 – Programming Group

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 – Programming Group

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
Mel Day from the Programming Group

Mel Day – Programming Group

Coming soon…

Sandra Porter RWA – Programming Group

Sandra Porter is a full-time painter and printmaker. She was born in Bath and left to study Fine Art at Taunton, Stourbridge and Chelsea to MA level. In a thirty year career as artist, teacher and curator she has exhibited widely and brings an artists perspective to the shows she supports at Black Swan. She especially enjoys championing new artists at the gallery.

Sandra Porter from the Programming Group

Pauline Scott-Garrett – Programming Group

Coming soon…

 Profile photographs by Simon Richardson