Black Swan Arts Exhibition Archives 2019

Textile work featuring large patches of colour. Blues, greys, reds and orange.

Title: Black Swan Guild First Exhibition
Location: Round Tower Gallery
Date: 4 – 25 May
Preview: 3 May 6-8pm, all welcome

The Round Tower Gallery is to host an exhibition introducing the newly formed Black Swan Guild – featuring work from its acclaimed artists in the fields of painting, sculpture, jewellery, textiles, etching, ceramics, and printmaking. This will be the first of three exhibitions this year.

View exhibition page and explore the new Black Swan Guild website.

Abstract painting of a field with a haystack

Title: Frome Art Society, Ruby Anniversary Exhibition
Date: 11 – 25 May
Preview: Friday 10 May, 6-8pm

Celebrating 40 years of Frome Art Society. The local group has grown in size and is well established in the local area. Frome Art Society meet regularly and hold talks and demos for their members and regularly exhibit as a group.

Find out more about the exhibition.

Young Open 2019 poster featuring work by a previous entrant with a tiger face

Title: Black Swan Arts Young Open
Date: 30 March – 27 April
Preview: Saturday 30 March, 12pm midday
Competition open for entries 13 December 2018 – 22 February 2019

Black Swan Arts Young Open competition is open to all young people aged between 8 and 19 years. We are proud to run this annual competition and to display an always vibrant, diverse and impressive range of artwork.

We accept entries both from individuals and school groups.

Find out more about the exhibition and how to enter.

ceramic piece by Peter Hayes with a mother of pearl finish

Title: Peter Hayes, Ceramics
Date: 16 February – 23 March
Preview: Friday 15 February, 6-8pm -all welcome
Artist’s talk: Wednesday 13 March, 7.30pm – free to attend, booking not required

Peter Hayes is an international artist working in ceramics, bronze and glass. He has been at the forefront of contemporary ceramics for decades. And has been an influence on many artists working in ceramics and other materials. He makes small to large scale garden sculpture.

Read more about Peter’s exhibition in the Long Gallery…

Image from Frome College artist, showing a person screaming
Image from Frome College artist, showing a person screaming

Title: Making a mark, Frome College
Date: 9 – 23 February
Preview: Saturday 9 February, 12pm midday

‘Making a Mark’ is a Young Artists’ show displaying creations made by talented young artists at Frome College and featuring selected works created by Frome’s Middle Schools.

Creativity is at the core of Frome College and much value is attached to freedom of expression in the arts.

Find out more about ‘Making a mark’

Artbox, Frome logo with a teal square and the words Art Box Frome around the edge
Artwork by Artbox, Frome student with bright coloured lines and dots.

Title: ‘Freedom’ Artbox, Frome
Date: 25 February – 3 March
Screen printing workshops 3 March

A group exhibition, showcasing original artwork and limited edition prints from the Artbox Frome artists.

Artbox Frome is a charity working with adults with learning disabilities to create, exhibit and sell their artwork. By purchasing their work you acquire unique and affordable art, while providing a source of income for the artists, as well as partly funding our workshops, exhibitions and studio sessions.

Find out more about the exhibition…

mixed media artwork by eleanor barlett where one side is near black and the other ivory with a textured surface

Title: Eleanor Bartlett – Matter
Date: 5 January – 9 February
Preview: Friday 4 January, 6-8pm -all welcome
Artist Q&A: Friday 8 February, 6-8pm – rescheduled due to snow

Eleanor Barlett is coming to Black Swan Arts Long Gallery with a show called ‘Matter’.

Her work is created with unusual and challenging materials such as tar and metal paint.

Find out more about Eleanor Bartlett’s exhibition and Q&A session…

Figurative drawing by Stina Falle

Title: The Sands of Time, Stina Falle
Date: 26 January – 2 February
Preview: Friday 25 January, 6-8pm
Imbolc event: Friday 1 Feb, from 6pm – open mic and optional food for purchase

Frome artist, Stina Falle is selling her creative estate – paintings, prints, drawings and other artefacts – to raise money for the charity Mind in Somerset

This sale will help to fund essential counselling services for young people at risk of suicide and self-harm. As a survivor herself she would also like this revelation of her life’s work to encourage others to share their stories and pictures with her while she is in residence.

Find out more about ‘The Sands of Time’