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Forthcoming Exhibitions

At the Black Swan we like to change exhibitions between every 4 and 6 weeks.

Black Swan Arts 30th Anniversary 1000 Postcards Sale
Main Gallery
Saturday 18th- Tuesday 28th June

A spectacular exhibition and sale of 1000 Postcards by Celebrities and Artists to raise funds for the Black Swan in its 30th Anniversary year!


Frome Festival- Secret Swans are coming
Frome Town Centre
1-10 July

Black Swan Arts are pleased to have several events featured in this year's Frome Festival (1 to 10 July), our showcase event being 'Secret Swans'. 30 Artists have kindly donated work relating to the themes 'Black Swan', 'Swan' and '30th Anniversary' which will be on display at different venues around Frome - shops, cafes, public buildings of all kinds, outside locations as well as some Frome Open Studios venues. Visitors will be able to discover them on a trail, with badges available for those who identify all 30 and the opportunity to enter a prize draw. There will be a secret auction of the art with bidders leaving their bids and contact details in receptacles placed at the venues, the winning bidders to be notified at the end of the festival. Information sheets and a list of artists/venues will be available at Black Swan soon.

Frome Open Studios
Divas Cafe
Thursday 23rd June- Wednesday 17th August

Opening with a preview evening on Friday 24th June, for the first time Frome Open Studios are exhibiting a selection of small works submitted by entrants for the 2016 event. The only criteria being that they are 30 x 40 cm or less, you are guaranteed to see a wide variety of styles and medium representing just some of the 49 gifted artists taking part. Frome Open Studios hopes that this will whet your imagination to visit the 19 venues spread in and around the town during the Frome Festival. Their separate free trail brochure is available from May in Frome or online at


Evolver Prize 2016
Main Gallery
Saturday 2nd July- Saturday 27th August

West Country based artists, photographers and graphic designers compete annually for the prize of £500 and having their work published on the front cover of the July / August edition of Evolver, the region's arts and culture guide. Black Swan Arts is delighted to be hosting the Evolver Prize 2016 exhibition featuring the winning piece of work alongside the 49 runners-up.

Date for your diary: the exhibition will launch with a preview at 3pm on Saturday 2nd July

Somerset Skills & Learning CIC Summer Show
Round Tower
Saturday 4th June- Saturday 18th June

Preview Friday 3rd June 6pm

An exciting mix of artwork as students from adult education classes showcase the results of work produced on various courses such as watercolour, drawing, upholstery, pottery and textiles. The art courses are leisure courses designed for fun, relaxation, socialising and learning new skills under the guidance of fully qualified adult education tutors.

Open daily from 10am – 5pm.

Their new brochure for courses beginning in September 2016 will be available from the exhibition or please visit our website:

North Hill House Student show
Round Tower
Saturday 25th June- Sunday 3rd July

North Hill House - End of year students exhibition: Art and photography GCSE students from Priory's North Hill House school in Frome will proudly display their exam and course-work in a public exhibition in the Round Tower. Last year's show was a hit with visitors so we are really excited to welcome them back for what promises to be a varied and exciting show!


Frome Embroiderers' Guild 30th Anniversary Show
Round Tower
Tuesday 5th July- Saturday 23rd July

Come and be amazed as the Frome and District branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild celebrate their Pearl Anniversary with a show in the Round Tower, during the Frome Festival (1st-10th July). The Guild is a national charity which promotes creativity in embroidery, textiles and related crafts.

Hand and machine embroidery and textiles will be exhibited in both modern and traditional styles. They will also show work from their many varied workshops.

Preview Friday 8th July 6pm

Free entry

30th Anniversary
1000 Postcards Sale

Current Exhibition
The Animation Show

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