Exhibition Archives

The Future Can't Wait
The Future Can't Wait

Black Swan Arts 30th Anniversary ‘1000 Postcards’ sale
Date: 18 – 28 June 2016

Black Swan Arts, Frome, launches its phenomenal show of 1000 ‘secret’ artworks on Saturday 18 June 2016.

Postcard-sized artworks have been donated by famous names such as actor and musician Rhys Ifans, fashion designer Pearl Lowe, Supergrass drummer Danny Goffey, Oscar-winning animator Daniel Greaves, singer-songwriter Cara Dillon, musician and DJ Huey Morgan.

Graphic Fine Art Members work in a specially-curated exhibition here in the South West.

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The Future Can't Wait

Title: SGFA at The Black Swan

Date: 4 March- 25 March 2017

This is an opportunity to see the best of the Society of Graphic Fine Art Members work in a specially-curated exhibition here in the South West.

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The Future Can't Wait

Title: ‘The Future Can’t Wait’
Date: 18 March – 15 April 2017
Preview: Friday 17 March 6pm

Black Swan Arts are pleased to collaborate with Bath Spa University for ‘The Future Can’t Wait’, an exciting showcase of exhibits from 30 MA postgraduate students across 4 disciplines – ceramics, fashion and textiles, fine art and visual communication.

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The Future Can't Wait

Title: ‘Frome Botanical Artists’
Date: 1 April- 15 April 2017

Eighteen Frome Botanical Artists will show their colourful botanical and contemporary artwork in watercolour, graphite and pen/ink drawings.  Their inspiration comes from the surrounding countryside and plants from the garden.

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The Future Can't Wait

Title: ‘Frome Art Society’
Date: 22 April – 6 May 2017
Preview: Evening Friday 21 April 6pm

Frome Art Society return to the Long Gallery for their Annual Spring Exhibition, featuring work in a range of media by society members.

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The Future Can't Wait

Title: ‘Lizbeth Spurgeon and Suzanne Woodward’
Date: 22 April – 6 May 2017

Suzanne Woodward’s paints on paper using water based mixed media. Her work is elemental, celebratory and intuitive, inspired by dreams and memories.
Lizbeth Spurgeon’s inspiration comes from colours and shapes within nature, painting from imagination and stored images from memory of places visited.

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The Future Can't Wait

Title: ‘Artists 303’
Date: 13 May- 27 May 2017
Preview: Friday 12 May 6 – 8pm

Title: ‘Artists 303’
Date: 13 May- 27 May
Preview: Friday 12 May 6 – 8pm

A group exhibition showcasing the work of members of Artists 303.

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Steve Burden

Title: ‘Steve Burden- Utopian Myths’
Date: 13 May- 10 June 2017
Preview: Evening Friday 12 May 6pm

Winner of the Black Swan Open 2016, Steve graduated from Goldsmiths College, London with First Class Honours and Bath Spa University with a Masters Degree in Fine Art (distinction). Prior to becoming a painter Steve had a successful career as a Creative Director working for various international branding agencies.

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Somerset Skills & Learning

Title: ‘Somerset Skills & Learning’
Date: 3 June- 22 June 2017

Students from Somerset Skills & Learning Arts Courses return to the Tower for their third summer showcase of work produced under the guidance of tutors and Art and Crafts courses. featuring a range of painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and textile work, this is a vibrant exhibition with something for everyone!

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Somerset Skills & Learning

Title: ‘North Hill House- Student Summer Showcase’
Date: 26 June- 2 July 2017

Art and photography GCSE students from Priory’s North Hill House School in Frome return again to the Round Tower to proudly display their exam and course-work.

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Ricky Romain Black Swan Arts

Title: ‘North Hill House- Student Summer Showcase’
Date: 26 June- 2 July 2017

In this age of ‘alternative facts’ and ‘post truth’ politics it may appear that at the moment we are groping about in the ‘starless midnight of racism and war’. So, if we find ourselves unwillingly within this unknown and dangerous darkness, there is perhaps an obligation for all of us to search for points of light that have the potential to become stars.

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Ricky Romain Black Swan Arts

Title: ‘Ricky Romain’
Date: 17 June- 15 July 2017
Artist Talk: Thursday 29th June 7pm (admission free)

The Old Bakery Artists will be exhibiting paintings, sculpture, photography and ceramics. They are a Radstock based group who provide an ideal platform for local artists to meet and plan exhibitions, with talks and workshops.  The Old Bakery Artists meet monthly at Fromeway Inn, Radstock, BA3 3LG.

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Association for Contemporary Jewellery- Wessex presents Tower Jewels

Title: ‘Association for Contemporary Jewellery- Wessex presents Tower Jewels
Date: 22 July- 12 August 2017

Meet the Makers this summer as the ACJ (Association for Contemporary Jewellery)
Wessex group are delighted to announce the first ‘Tower Jewels’ contemporary
jewellery exhibition in The Round Tower.

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Title: ‘Press Gang 3’

Title: ‘Press Gang 3’
Date: 19 Aug- 3 Sept 2017

A much anticipated return to Black Swan Gallery for this collective of locally based print artists. Exhibiting acollection of works exploring a wide range of themes and subjects using etching, mono print and lino cut.
There is an opportunity to meet the artists in the Round Tower at Black Swan on Saturday 2nd September 12- 3pm.

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Artwork by Angela Morely
Artwork by Fiona Campbell

Title: Somerset Art Weeks – Ephemeral and Eternal
Date: 23 Sept – 7 Oct 2017
Preview: 22 Sept, 6-8pm

Fiona Campbell and Angela Morley will be transforming the Round Tower Gallery with sculptural forms rooted in the natural world; wrapped, woven and layered.  They have each been exploring the materiality of paper and other natural, found and reclaimed materials in different ways for new work based on organic forms.

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