Visual Arts

CELEBRATION OF FROME FESTIVAL This summer, the Black Swan Arts Café are delighted to be hosting work by local photographers from the Frome Wessex Camera Club. Featuring a range of framed photographs from previous Frome Festival events, this extraordinary record of work will also have individual prints for sale. Don’t miss this exciting showcase of local photographic talent and the opportunity to own a unique souvenir of the marvellous festival events over the years.  Exhibition runs from 22 June – 2 August. Black Swan Arts
FROME FESTIVAL SKETCHBOOK EXHIBITION A record in sketches of last year’s Frome Festival by Ann Harrison-Broninski. She works in charcoal, pencil and watercolour. All work is for sale. Ann will also be recording events in this year’s Frome Festival as Frome Festival Sketch Artist. Open 1st-31st July 9.00- 20.00 Cheese & Grain
JEWELLERY EXHIBITION An exhibition of new jewellery by local designers. Showing exciting new pieces by Christina Oswin, Jess Oldham and Heather Streeter. Open throughout the Festival, Monday to Saturday 9:30 – 5:30. Christina Oswin Jewellery
THE CHEMISTRY OF BRONZE A celebration of bronze sculpture curated by Hans Borgonjon. Five established UK artists will be exhibiting and selling their incredible bronze sculptures. They will also be showing the different steps in bronze making (especially the lost wax method) with artefacts, tools, videos, pictures and demonstrations. A rare insight into the workings and making of bronze at an established and longstanding foundry, ‘Artofafinenature’. Bronze casting demonstrations 26 May & 7 Jul 3pm. Exhibition runs from 26 May – 15 July. Black Swan Arts
BACK TO BLUE Carolyn Griffiths’ exhibition in the iconic Round Tower, an 18th century wool drying building showcases the history of Frome’s cloth and dye trades and weaves its way towards the relevance of textile production in today’s society. Work by mixed media artists Hans Borgonjon and Sue Conrad provides a wonderful contemporary twist that ebbs and flows between the past and the present. Supported by Black Swan Arts, Frome Society for Local Study and Creative Frome. Workshops for all ages and abilities – see: Runs from 23 June – 15 July. Black Swan Arts
BLACK SWAN ARTS – STUDIO SHOPS The Studio Shops overlook the courtyard and provide a shop window for people to purchase individual and bespoke unique pieces, as well as talk to the artists about how they are made. Studio 4, between the courtyard Café and historic Round Tower, is the home for Discover Frome, the information centre for all residents and visitors to Frome. Open from 10-4 every day during the Festival. Black Swan Arts
FLOWER FESTIVAL Join us to celebrate Christ Church’s 200th birthday in a Flower Festival! There will be arrangements all round the church on the theme of “The Church Year”, from Advent , Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Passiontide, Easter, Ascension to Pentecost. Church vestments will also be on display. Refreshments will be available. Donations gratefully received. 6th & 7th July 10-16.30.30, 8th 12.30-16.30.30. Christ Church
MAKING, SHAPING, & CREATING FROME Floral and visual displays by the people of St John’s Church, in conjunction with the Frome Floral Art Society, Frome Museum and local schools – the displays will look at Frome’s past associations with mills, foundries, printing, breweries, crafts, agriculture and other industries that have helped shaped Frome throughout the ages. A nostalgic look back on Frome’s socio-economic Memory Lane.  6th-15th July, 10.00-16.00, (1100 on Sundays) closed for special events. Light refreshments on sale. St. John’s Church
FROME SOCIETY FOR DISABLED ARTISTS: ART EXHIBITION Frome SODA, the local branch of the national registered charity, presents a Festival-long exhibition of original work by members of the group: paintings in a variety of media, decorated ceramics, greetings cards, local notelets and bookmarks. Most exhibits are for sale.The exhibition will be open throughout the Festival, from 6th to 15th July, 10.00 – 16.00 (opening 11.00 – 16.00) on Sundays. St. John’s Church
CREATIVITY AT FROME COLLEGE This exhibition showcases the art, photography and graphics work of Frome College students. This will include both GCSE and A level work. There will be a launch night on Saturday 7th July at 6.30pm. Event is to run from Friday 6th July through to Sunday 15th July 2018, Monday-Friday 12-1pm. Rook Lane Chapel
FROME OPEN STUDIOS (SEE SEPARATE BROCHURE FOR FULL DETAILS) Frome artists once again open their studio doors to show and sell their work direct to the buyer. This event is a real treat for art lovers and is an excellent way of supporting Frome’s creative community. Our Open Studios brochure has all the contact information for individual venues/artists or you can download from Brochures are FREE from local venues including the Cheese & Grain, Black Swan Arts, Library, Town Hall and many shops and cafés. Various
PREVIEW EVENING – THE ARBOREALISTS See for details. Black Swan Arts