Title: ‘Steve Burden’
Date: 13 May- 10 June
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.
Title: ‘Ricky Romain’
Date: 17 June- 15 July
Preview: Friday 16 June, 6pm
We welcome Human Rights Artist Ricky Romain to the Long Gallery this Summer. Based in Dorset, Ricky is known for using the human form to create work to engage with themes around asylum, immigration, war crimes, torture and human rights injustices. Using his art to explore our collective compassion, his fictionalised scenes reveal to us our own condition as well as others.
Date: 22 July- 3 Sept
Preview: Friday 21 July 6- 8pm
Black Swan are delighted be one of the touring venues for SKETCH OPEN 2017 and to welcome back what has been one of our most popular shows ever!