Title: Carry Akroyd & Richard Phethean
Date: 2 December – 30 December
Preview: 1 December 6 – 8pm
Artist talk: 2pm, Sat 2 Dec (plus free parking for Small Business Saturday)
‘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.
Title: Oliver Bedeman
Date: 16 January – 18 February
Preview: 5 January 6-8pm – all welcome
Curators talk: 5 January 5.30pm – for Volunteers & Friends of Black Swan Arts only
Paintings, etchings and drawings by Oliver Bedeman.
Completing a Foundation Course at Wiltshire College, and a Degree in Painting at Brighton University, Oliver went on to The Royal Drawing School, where he won the Lady Rothermere Award. He then had a years’ residency at the school and taught on their outreach program. Selected for the 2016 Columbia Threadneedle Prize at the Mall Galleries, London his painting toured with the prize to the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence. His most recent showing this autumn was at The Fine Art Society in London.
Title: Frome Arts Society
Date: 24 February – 10 March
Preview: Friday 23 February 6-8pm – all welcome
The first of 2 annual exhibitions by Frome Art Society.
Frome Art Society was formed in 1979 to encourage local people to become involved in painting and drawing. The exhibition provides a showcase of the wide variety of styles and techniques by members.