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Frome's Art Gallery with Cafe, Shop and Studios - commited to serving the community through engagement and education in Arts and Crafts.

Call for Artists to enter the Black Swan Arts Open 15


Hauser and Wirth First Prize - £750 : Black Swan Arts Prize - a solo show in the Main Gallery : Mount Art Prize - framing : Postscript Prize - artists materials : Frome Town Council- The People's Choice Award £250

This years' judges are: Simon Barber – Editor in Chief Evolver Magazine: Luke Piper – renowned Somerset-based painter:   Jennifer Scott – Director of Holburne Museum, Bath: Anita Taylor  - Dean of Bath School of Art and Design:Alice Workman - Director of Hauser and Wirth Somerset

Visiting the Black Swan
Black Swan Arts is a dynamic arts centre at the heart of the renowned creative market town of Frome in Somerset. The building features a vibrant programme of contemporary and innovative art and crafts, providing inspiration for the creative talents of Frome and beyond. The centre is made up of the Main Gallery, the Round Tower, three artists' studios, a pop-up studio, SEED shop, Divas Cafe and the Courtyard.

Opening Times....

'Dispersed Light'- Miriam Sheppard
The Round Tower

Friday 29th August- Saturday 12 September

Miriam Sheppard is known for her incredible Somerset sky depictions, exhibiting as part of last year's Somerset Art Weeks as well as the Bath Society of Artists Annual Open earlier this year. She will also be working in the Round Tower whilst the exhibition is on. Opening hours are 9.30- 4.30 although please check before making a visit.

CALL FOR ENTRIES for Black Swan Arts Open 2015
With judges from Hauser & Wirth Somerset, the Holburne Museum, Bath Spa University, Evolver magazine and Somerset artist Luke Piper

The competition is open to every artist and any medium will be considered - painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture and ceramics. Entering this event offers artists the chance to be exhibited at a regionally important gallery where the work will be seen by hundreds of visitors and many pieces will be sold. And each artist has the opportunity to win prizes.

• Hauser & Wirth Somerset First Prize - £750
• Black Swan Arts Prize - Solo Show in the Main Gallery
• Mount Art Prize - framing of a piece for an artist in full-time education
• Postscript Prize – arts materials for an emerging artist
• Frome Town Council – People’s Choice Award of £250

Image – Avarus Apis by Bryony Jayne Brook

Sarah Targett- Screenprinter
Sarah Targett is our artist in Divas for August. She produces beautiful observations of street scenes and life in Bath and beyond and was a recent prize winner at the Bath Society of Artists Annual Open at the Victoria Gallery in Bath.


Volunteer at the Black Swan
Want to get involved in the arts? Want to help the community? Like free tea and cake? Then come and help volunteer at the Black Swan!

We are helped by a small and very loyal army of volunteers without whom the building could not function. You can help with a range of tasks, from stewarding the main gallery though to admin and marketing, even the occasional bit of painting (you don't need to be an artist for the last one).

For further details and to be part of the team come in and speak to one of our friendly stewards in the main gallery or contact Emma in the office on 01373 473980


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Current Exhibition
Mel Day - Postcards from an ordinary childhood

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