• The Long Gallery with minimalist abstract paintings on the wall. The floor is wooden and the walls are white.
  Long Gallery and central Round Tower Gallery photographs by Simon Richardson. Two outside images by Paul Newman.

Exhibitions

We are excited to announce that we are returning with our annual Art Open competition and exhibition in 2022. We’ll have more information soon for entrants. In the meantime, we would be very pleased to hear from anyone who can help in the organisation of this event. We need a wide range of skills for design, publicity and administration. If you think you might be able to help, get in touch.

A pale pink flower, produced with an encaustic printing technique (microcrystalline wax and pigment)

Encaustic works
Mark Karasick
Black Swan Arts shop
16 November – 24 December, 10am to 4pm, Tuesday – Sunday
Preview, Friday 19 November, 6 – 8pm

We are delighted to welcome Mark back to exhibit at Black Swan Arts. Part of his process for working out ideas is his use of photography. He often creates small numbers of prints and overpaints them with encaustic (microcrystalline wax and pigment) to work through potential directions before launching into the much longer process of creating a large scale painting.

For Black Swan Arts feature wall in our ground floor shop, he has chosen to share some of his botanical works. The flowers are quite centrally composed so that they become hovering objects of serenity for contemplation. Although the base of these works is Karasick’s photography, each work is unique in its own right as a consequence of the encaustic process.

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Surreal landscape featuring mountains in the clouds.

Together again, Old Bakery Artists
Round Tower Gallery
20 November – 5 December, 10am to 4pm

The Old Bakery Artists (OBA) are based in Radstock and meet regularly in the Fromeway Inn, Radstock. They organise group exhibitions throughout the year in Bradford-on-Avon, Bath, Radstock and Frome to name a few. They also hold a bi-annual art trail around the Radstock area.

The OBA ran a pop-up gallery in the RADCO store in Radstock featuring guest artists besides existing group members. Unfortunately, like many other activities, the pandemic put an abrupt stop to it. They are so delighted to be exhibiting ‘Together Again’.

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Words stitched into fabric in a circular motif. The text in the centre is purple and changes colour as it reaches the edge, fading through pinks to red.

Untold Stories
CQ West
Round Tower Gallery
8 – 19 December, 10am to 4pm (3pm close on final day)

An exhibition featuring work by textile artists CQ West, a group of like minded people who are striving to promote excellence within the contemporary and art quilt world. The group started in 2012 as Contemporary Quilters West, and recently changed their name to reflect the dynamic and more diverse nature of artists’ work. Each artist presents a small collection of new work, capturing a point in time in their own creative story.

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