Black Swan Arts Trustees

 Lively discussion by the Trustees about what Black Swan Arts means. Photograph by Simon Richardson

Our Trustees

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Amanda Sheridan MA – Chair and Curator

Amanda Sheridan MA – Chair and Curator

Amanda is a marketing professional and manager, with broad ranging experience, having worked in London, Dubai and Edinburgh.  She joined the Black Swan trustees in 2012 and since becoming Chair, Amanda has instigated the Pop-up Gallery, the Young Open and is closely involved in the Arts Open.   Since coming to the West Country Amanda has gained an MA in Curatorial Practice and curated numerous exhibitions, including Ammerdown Unwrapped, Russian Orthodoxy at BRLSI, and many at the BSA.

Alex Web – Trustee

When you have no ability to create art, the next best thing is to admire it in others.  So, whether Mark Rothko or Sue Conrad, Bernard Leach or Kate Cooke, I have been a great admirer of other people’s artistic talent for as long as I can remember.
The great privilege of being a trustee of Black Swan Arts is the opportunity to bring artists and audiences together; to provide a shared experience: sometimes moving, sometimes amusing, sometimes baffling but always worthwhile.

Alex Web - Trustee
Allan Yearn - Trustee

Allan Yhearm FCA – Trustee

Allen is a local entrepreneur who joined BSA as a Trustee in 2016. With extensive international business experience throughout Europe and the Far East he is committed to helping the Black Swan secure its future both in Frome and the West Country so as to attract and support local, regional and national artists for the benefit of the area and its community.

Fiona Campbell – Trustee

Fiona is a practising artist and part-time teacher.  She works to commission, exhibits extensively and runs community projects.  In 2015, Fiona joined BSA as Trustee when she led ‘step in stone’, an ACE-awarded art-in-quarries project featured at BSA.  Fiona focuses on PR, educational outreach and special events at BSA.  Currently studying for an MA, she gained distinction in Fine Art (sculpture), Byam Shaw School of Art, and a PGCE, Exeter University.  She is a SAW Rep.

Fiona Campbell - Trustee
Paul Newman - Trustee

Paul Newman – Trustee

‘Paul is a graphic fine artist, showing at numerous Open exhibitions in the South West and further afield. He is also a curator and event organiser, working with Bridport Open Studios, Somerset Art Works, curating Quartz Art Festival in 2016 and more recently with The Transformed Land exhibition at Taunton Brewhouse. He joined the trustees in 2013 after a background in teaching and assessing and has been responsible for reinstating and running the exhibition programme in the Round Tower.

Rebecca Morland – Trustee

Rebecca was born in Glastonbury, and was very happy to return to Somerset 4 years ago after a career spent in various places around the UK. She has worked in arts management, mainly theatre, for over 30 years. In recent years she has worked for the Theatres Trust and as a freelance consultant, providing advice and support for arts organisations,  including feasibility studies, funding applications and business planning.

Rebecca Morland - Trustee
Rosie Hart - Trustee

Rosie Hart MA – Trustee

Rosie ‘The Not So Miserable’, has worked in education support for more than a decade.  Since moving to Frome she has also worked as an artist and volunteer for local art organisations to help with all things technical.  With a passion for learning and an interest in problem solving, Rosie Is always interested in exploring new technology and tools and passing her knowledge onto others.