Black Swan Arts Exhibition Archives 2021

Photograph of a stone path leading out into the sea, semi-submerged.

Closing down and Opening up
Frome Wessex Camera Club
Round Tower Gallery
5 – 15 November, 10am to 4pm (3pm close on final day)

‘Closing down and Opening up’, a photo exhibition.

The pandemic affected us all – and still does. We each dealt with it in our own way.

In this unique exhibition, 21 local photographers from the Frome Wessex Camera Club give their often highly personal interpretation of what it all meant to them. All of the photographs have been taken in the local area, ranging from landscapes to documentary, to abstracts. Each photographer created a short series that together tell a larger story; whether poignant, beautiful, or thought provoking.

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Watercolour painting featuring Frome town centre.

Frome Art Society
Prize winners exhibition
Black Swan Arts shop
5 October – 14 November

This exhibition celebrates Frome Art Society’s 40-year history of biannual awards, named after its founders.

Winning artists from the Vera Skinner Prize (judged by an invited artist) and from the Appleyard Trophy (named after Charles Appleyard and selected by popular vote) will be exhibiting new works. Both awards are named after founding members of the society.

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Coloured print featuring light shining through trees.

David Parfitt, 20 Miles
29 July – 3 October
Meet the artist, 7-9pm Friday 30 July

An exhibition of paintings and prints by David A. Parfitt reflecting on our connections with nature, place and home.

With artwork available to buy in our shop and online.

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A group of people sit on deckchairs by a lake

Active and in Touch, Portrayal of a Pandemic
3 – 19 September, Monday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Round Tower Gallery

Group show organised by Frome based charity, Active and In Touch.

“We have all been through an extraordinary time over the last year with our lives being curtailed in the most dramatic way. There has been sadness and loss but also appreciation and hope. We are all emerging with a sense of strengthened community and we would like to mark this with an art exhibition in September 2021.”

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A group of people sit on deckchairs by a lake

Frome Art Society, In Company
13 – 30 August, Monday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Round Tower Gallery
Preview, Friday 3 September, 6 – 8pm

Frome Art Society are celebrating being ‘In Company’ with their August show in the Round Tower Gallery.

They will be open 7 days a week with artists whose work on site for you to meet.

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Frome Open Art Trail logo featuring a cockey lamp.

Frome Open Art Trail
1 – 25 July

We are showing a sample of work from artists taking part in Frome Open Art Trail throughout July. The items will be for sale in our pop-up shop and also in our online shop.

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Black and white photograph showing a woodland path.

In Pursuit of Spring
27 March – 27 June 2021

Black Swan Arts have joined forces with Somerset Art Works for our first exhibition since last year’s coronavirus lockdown. ‘In Pursuit of Spring’ has been inspired by poet Edward Thomas’ account of his journey by bicycle between London and Somerset to meet the arrival of spring in 1913.

Responding to various themes in Thomas’ book, In Pursuit of Spring, such as hope, change and renewal, around 50 Somerset Art Works members have created artwork to illustrate the Somerset leg of Thomas’ journey.

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Leather bag, created by Liz Huband of Badger House Leather

Jewellery & Leather Showcase
February – March
Online exhibition

We are very pleased to be showcasing jewellery and leather from expert makers who are local to Frome. Featuring our studio residents and some guest artists we are able to offer a really impressive and beautiful series of pieces. Available to buy online for click and collect or postal delivery. Support local professional artists and makers and pick up a unique work of art.

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