Black Swan Arts Event Archives

Featuring an archive of events which have taken place in Black Swan Arts, including workshops, artist talks, panel discussions, art carboot and more…

Image from Cicatrix exhibition. 100 Wiltshire Towers by Henry-Burnett
Image from Cicatrix exhibition. Experimental Ground by Susan Francis
Image from Cicatrix exhibition. Book of Scars by Prudence Maltby

Words monthly poetry workshop in the Long Gallery
Monday 16 April, 3 – 4.30pm
Entry £5, payable on the day to the session leader

This is an open group for anyone interested in responding in words to the exhibitions at Black Swan Arts gallery.

The ‘words at the Black Swan’ workshops offer a chance to reflect and share as well as focused guidance, and participants have hugely enjoyed the opportunity to develop their skills as well as to participate creatively in the cultural and community life of Black Swan Arts. This month’s workshop relates to the Cicatrix exhibition.

Anyone with an interest in creating a word response to visual art is welcome to come along.

Get in touch Crysse Morrison for more information:

crysse@cryssemorrison.co.uk
www.crysse.com
Photograph of tattooed hands with waves

Free teachers networking event: New Wave
Round Tower Gallery
Wed 25 April, 4-6pm
Open to InspirED subscribing and non-subscribing schools, booking required

‘New Wave’ is a small exhibition with a big message: arts education is vital for our economy, society and humanity
 
The touring exhibition was first shown at Contains Art, Watchet. It was initiated by artist and former teacher Toni Davey RWA. The exhibition features fascinating artworks and reflections from Toni’s former students from West Somerset Community College, Minehead. Arts professionals and creative thinkers who have gone on to become journalists, political advisors and one, a farmer.
 
Event includes:
  • Curator’s talk 
  • Chance to network with other teachers and artist educators
  • Hear about offers coming up for schools subscribing to InspirED in 2018/19
  • Find out about, and influence, arts projects currently in development in the Frome area  
  • Refreshments

Email inspired@spaeda.org.uk to book your place…

Image from Cicatrix exhibition
Image from Cicatrix exhibition. Experimental Ground by Susan Francis

Artists Talk: Cicatrix
Long Gallery
Sat 28 April, 2pm

We are lucky enough to have all three artists from the Cicatrix exhibition in the Long Gallery to give a talk about the exhibition and project.

Henny Burnett (installation), Prudence Maltby (drawing) and Susan Francis (film) will provide some background to this visual arts project “Offering an alternative insight into the legacy of The Great War.”

Find out more…

Photograph showing Stephen Ives, watering can
Visual Arts South West logo
Young Open 2018 logo

Young People’s Workshop: Idea, Matter, Form?
Sat 17 March, 2.30-5pm
1st floor of Black Swan Arts
Entry £6.50 (materials charge), booking essential

In your daily life, you may come up with many exciting ideas, without knowing how to shape it into a form? This workshop provides an alternative space to experiment, talk about ideas and share experiences.

‘Idea, Matter, Form?’ is aimed at young people aged 10+. It will run as part of BBC’s Get Creative event and Black Swan Arts Young Open exhibition. Led by Fiona Campbell (artist), Aya Kobayashi (curator) and Stephen Ives (Eastville Project Space). Combining art practices which interweave sculpture, audio and drawing- for participants to test their ideas.

With emphasis on the creative process, the workshop is an opportunity to explore notions about materiality and to experiment with sculptural elements and sound. Combining found and reclaimed materials with technology. We provide materials including; electronic instruments, sequence mics, found and reclaimed sculptural components.

‘Idea, Matter, Form?’ is the third of a series to engage young people in creativity. Sponsored by Visual Arts South West.  It runs alongside Black Swan Arts Young Open, an exhibition which showcases a range of young people’s inspiring work.

Ticket cost covers materials.

Book closed

Words workshop based around Frome Art Society Exhibition
Words workshop based around Frome Art Society Exhibition

Words monthly poetry workshop in the Long Gallery
Monday 26 February, 3 – 4.30pm
Entry £5, payable on the day to the session leader

This is an open group for anyone interested in responding in words to the exhibitions at Black Swan Arts gallery.

The ‘words at the Black Swan’ workshops offer a chance to reflect and share as well as focused guidance, and participants have hugely enjoyed the opportunity to develop their skills as well as to participate creatively in the cultural and community life of Black Swan Arts. This month’s workshop relates to the Frome Art Society exhibition.

Anyone with an interest in creating a word response to visual art is welcome to come along.

Get in touch Crysse Morrison for more information:

crysse@cryssemorrison.co.uk
www.crysse.com

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Words workshop based around Oliver Bedeman Exhibition

Words monthly poetry workshop in the Long Gallery
Monday 8 January, 3 – 4.30pm
Entry £5, payable on the day to the session leader

This is an open group for anyone interested in responding in words to the exhibitions at Black Swan Arts gallery.

The ‘words at the Black Swan’ workshops offer a chance to reflect and share as well as focused guidance, and participants have hugely enjoyed the opportunity to develop their skills as well as to participate creatively in the cultural and community life of Black Swan Arts. This month’s workshop relates to the Oliver Bedeman exhibition.

Anyone with an interest in creating a word response to visual art is welcome to come along.

Get in touch Crysse Morrison for more information:

crysse@cryssemorrison.co.uk
www.crysse.com
Words workshop based around Frome Art Society Exhibition
Words workshop based around Frome Art Society Exhibition

Words monthly poetry workshop in the Long Gallery
Monday 26 February, 3 – 4.30pm
Entry £5, payable on the day to the session leader

This is an open group for anyone interested in responding in words to the exhibitions at Black Swan Arts gallery.

The ‘words at the Black Swan’ workshops offer a chance to reflect and share as well as focused guidance, and participants have hugely enjoyed the opportunity to develop their skills as well as to participate creatively in the cultural and community life of Black Swan Arts. This month’s workshop relates to the Frome Art Society exhibition.

Anyone with an interest in creating a word response to visual art is welcome to come along.

Get in touch Crysse Morrison for more information:

crysse@cryssemorrison.co.uk
www.crysse.com

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Filigree workshop

Filigree workshop – One Day ( 10:00 – 16:30 )

Yasemin runs Filigree Workshops in the Round Tower Gallery, Black Swan Arts in Frome, Somerset. This beautiful historic drying mill is now used as an art gallery and exhibition centre.

This one day beginners workshop provides an excellent introduction to this ancient wire shaping skill, teaching you all the key stages and processes of creating a pendant or earrings. No prior knowledge of jewellery making is necessary.

For more details click here.

Silver workshop

Silver Jewellery Workshop | Half Day

Indulge in 3 hours of pure jewellery making fun! Linda will guide you into designing and creating your own unique piece of jewellery from a pendant, earrings or ring. You will learn how to texture silver using an embossing machine as well as basic jewellery making skills to shape and form your creation into a lovely piece of jewellery that you’ll be proud to wear.  Gift Vouchers available.

For more details click here.

Copper workshop
Copper workshop

Copper Workshop | Half Day

Indulge in 3 hours of pure jewellery making fun! Linda will guide you into designing and creating your own unique piece of copper jewellery from a pendant, earrings or ring. You will learn how to texture copper using an embossing machine as well as basic jewellery making skills to shape and form your creation into a lovely piece of jewellery that you’ll be proud to wear. Ideal gifts for those who love getting creative.  Gift Vouchers available.

For more details click here.