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Frome's Art Galleries with Cafe, Shop, Pop-up and Artisan Studios - committed to serving the community through engagement and education in Arts and Crafts.

We're delighted to be part of Somerset Open Studios 2016 with Sarah Hitchens- Venue 74. Pick up a trail guide and explore over 200 venues between 17th Sept and 2nd Oct!


Pretty Abstract
The Upstairs Gallery
Saturday 10th September- Saturday 8th October

An exhibition of large, vibrant monoprints and additional works, especially created for the Black Swan Gallery by graphic artist Paul Minott.

Preview Friday 9th September from 6pm, all welcome.
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SAW Creative Pathways Bursary- Sarah Hitchens
Pop-up Studio (SAW Venue 74)
Tuesday 13th September- Saturday 8th October

Sarah Hitchens makes subtly figurative sculptures using hand-rolled slabs of clay to create torn, textured, primitive forms with roughly joined edges sometimes slightly bronzed, glazed or with contrasting white slip patterning. During the event, she will display a new body of work as well as demonstrating her creative process. She also invites visitors to get hands-on, involving make, touch and ‘play’.
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Emma Tuck: Sight | Unseen
The Round Tower
Monday 12th September- Saturday 1st October

The core of ‘Sight|Unseen’ is a series of anatomical Rotring pen drawings of native British trees – the leaves and bark as well as cells, tissues and fibres. Other drawings focus on wounded nature. Emma’s work is informed by natural form and pattern – spirals, fissures, branches, waves, plants, landscapes. But it is not about faithfully representing the natural world. It is about nature as it appears to her – inevitably refracted through the psychological, the political and the trivial.

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Opportunity to revitalise Black Swan's Friends Programme

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Visiting Black Swan Arts

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.
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Current Exhibition
Paul Minott- Pretty Abstract

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