Long Gallery

  The Long Gallery features prominent artists and group shows such as the Black Swan Arts Annual Open

Long Gallery Exhibitions

Gladys Paulus

Title: ‘Gladys Paulus – Hinterland’
Date: 16 Sept – 14 Oct
Artists talk: Wed 27, 7pm

Following the death of her father in 2015, Frome-based textile artist Gladys Paulus presents HINTERLAND; an installation of ancestral healing costumes dealing with identity, belonging, gender relations and grief.

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Black Swan Arts Open 2017

Title: Black Swan Arts Open 2017
Date: 02 – 29 November

The prestigious Black Swan Art Open is an annual competition that welcomes original works from both established practitioners and emerging artists of all professions and disciplines. Work can be submitted in any medium and in almost any size – from painting, drawing and printmaking to photography, sculpture and ceramics.

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Carry Akroyd - Blackbird
Richard Phethean

Title: Carry Akroyd & Richard Phethean
Date: 02 December – 30 December
Preview: 1 December 6 – 8pm

‘Found in the Fields’ by Carry Akroyd and New ceramics by Richard Phethean

Carry Akroyd describes her first contact this the poems of John Clare as someone speaking directly to her and her experience of living in the Northamptonshire countryside  ‘His eye, mind and heart reach across time in his writing’.

Richard Phethean’s work has grown out of domestic ware and has become more sculptural in the last ten years. His new work has been partially inspired by the exploration of planes and surface seen in the cubist work of Braque and Picasso that depict the abstraction of ordinary domestic objects such as jugs and vases. He also draws on the ceramic traditions of English country slipware and ancient Minoan ceramics.  He throws and alters these sculptural forms in course textured terracotta and decorates using layers of brushed clay slip and hand cut paper stencils.

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