The Long Gallery features prominent artists & group shows such as the Black Swan Arts Annual Open. Photograph by Simon Richardson.

Long Gallery Exhibitions

Black and white photograph from J.W. Singer & Sons foundry in Frome taken more than 100 years ago.

Black Swan Arts Open 2019
18 October – 16 November
Prizegiving: Thursday 17 October 2019, 6-7pm
Artists Preview: Thursday 17 October 2019, 7.30-9pm
Closed for entries

The prestigious Black Swan Arts Open is an annual competition which welcomes entries of original works from established practitioners and emerging artists of all professions and disciplines. Work can be submitted in any medium and in almost any size – from painting, drawing and printmaking to photography, sculpture and ceramics.

This year’s judging panel includes; Robert Devereux (former chair of Frieze), Katharine Fry (winner of the Black Swan Arts First Prize 2017), Luke Jerram (artist), Elly Hawley (Director of Hauser & Wirth Somerset) and Sandra Porter RWA (artist).

Find out more about the exhibition…

Painted diorama featuring lots of animals and people scurrying around. It has a dream-like quality.

Corinna Sargood ‘Pictures & Dioramas’
23 November – 21 December
Preview: Friday 22 November, 6-8pm

An extraordinary collection of multilayered, painted wood dioramas, dense and brilliant embroideries, prints and artist’s books. Corinna’s work explores her life in Mexico, Peru, and the dark world of fairy tale. This show is a rare insight into some of the personal and never before publicly displayed work of this exceptional talent. We are honoured that she is sharing this private magical world with us.

Find out more about the exhibition.

Black Swan logo, gallery variation. Black swan with blue beak

2020 Long Gallery exhibitions

Barry Cooper
3 January – 1 February
Preview: Friday 10 January, 6-8pm

Fifty Bees, Lydia Needle
8 February – 14 March

Young Open
21 March – 25 April

Frome Art Society
2 May – 16 May

Lucinda Burgess
23 May – 12 July

Davies, Monaghan & Klein
18 July – 29 August

Sketch winner 2017
5 September – 3 October

Black Swan Open 2019
17 October – 21 November

Winter Show by SAW
28 November – 30 December