CELEBRATED WOMEN OF FROME
This exhibition, open every day during the Frome Festival, celebrates many women who have made a mark within their chosen field and have a strong connection with Frome. These include the town’s only ever female MP, two internationally known poets, an educational reformer awarded an OBE for her work, and a pioneer photographer whose images shocked the world. There will also be the opportunity to nominate Frome women you feel should be ‘celebrated’. Also, look out for several related events throughout the Frome Festival. Frome Museum 10am-2pm
THE NOUGHTY ONE
The Noughty One is an Arts Council England funded project that has allowed international award-winning puppet theatre company Noisy Oyster to explore the digital puppet. The result is an installation that combines 3D printed puppets with automata techniques and puts them under microprocessor control. Enter the fascinating and miniature mesmerising world of the Noughty One. Frome Library. Open Monday-Friday 1-5pm, Saturday 11.00am-4pm.
TREADING LIGHTLY ON PLANET EARTH
Floral and visual displays by the people of St John’s Church, in conjunction with the Frome Floral Art Society and local schools. The displays will look at reducing our carbon footprint and our care for creation – in line with the Church of England’s fifth Mark of Mission: ‘ To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth’. The displays will be open throughout the festival from 1st to 10th July, mainly from 1000 -1600 (1100 on Sundays). Light refreshments will be on sale.
LAND OF THE SOMER PEOPLE
Landscapes by renowned artist Jenny Graham. Jenny will be showing her beautiful new collection of large scale landscape paintings inspired by the Somerset countryside, including the surrounding areas of Frome. Jenny has worked as an artist in Somerset for the past thirty years and has exhibited widely both regionally and nationally in prestigious exhibitions such as The Discerning Eye, the National Open Art Exhibition, National Original Print Exhibition, the Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition, the Royal Watercolour Society, Wells Art Contemporary and the RWA. The Whittox Gallery. 1 July – 4 September (Closed Monday 4th July).
An exhibition of Sculptures in stainless steel and bronze in the Studio and Sculpture Garden.
Ian Marlow Sculpture, Buckland Dinahm. .Open 11am-5pm throughout the Festival.
FROME SOCIETY OF DISABLED ARTISTS EXHIBITION
An exhibition of recent artworks by our talented members: original paintings in a variety of media, greetings cards, packs of notelets featuring local scenes and bookmarks. The majority of the works are for sale with profits going to the artists. St John’s church 11.00 – 16.00 daily, 1 – 10 July, including Sundays.
The group exhibition will showcase large-format fly posters by an international group of contemporary photographers whose work represent a diverse body of intrepid portrait and still-life imagery. The show will be an unrefined, kaleidoscopic celebration of photography that is eccentric, distinctive and hung candidly both inside and outside of the warehouse space. The exhibition runs from 24 June – 15 July, Mon-Fri. 10am – 4pm daily, weekdays only. At Maker’s Yard, Frome.
FWP is one of the region’s most successful and longstanding camera groups. Twenty photographers will interpret Photo|Frome’s theme with a show called ‘My Vision, My Process’. This will span from landscape to street to abstract and ICM (intentional camera movement), with award-winning and newly established photographers.