Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BB   Tel 01373 473980   Registered Charity No.292463

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Frome's Art Gallery with Cafe, Shop and Studios - committed to serving the community through engagement and education in Arts and Crafts.

Frome Art Society Spring Exhibition

Main Gallery

Saturday 16th April- Saturday 7th May

The Annual Frome Art Society exhibition has moved from Autumn to Spring and now runs for three weeks. It promises to be an exciting and colourful mix of local artistic talent, with a variety of works in print, oils and acrylic featuring a range of subjects. All work is for sale and there will be additional work available to buy in browsers.

Sea of Humanity

The Round Tower
Saturday 23rd April- Tuesday 3rd May

An exhibition of hope and truth about the migration crisis from volunteers and activists on the frontline.


On Sunday 1st May at 11am there will be a Storytelling and Q & A public outreach event.

On Saturday 30 April from 6- 7.30pm there will also be a creative facilitation workshop, exploring public perceptions around the refugee crisis and how they relate to domestic politics in the UK and EU.

Open Mon- Sat 10-4pm and Frome Independent Market Sunday


Amanda Bee

Divas Cafe
Thursday 31st March- Wednesday 11th May

Frome artist Amanda Bee is showing a selection of landscapes in oil and acrylic which use collage as a starting point. Amanda also works with print methods using mono-types and collagraph. These print-making processes are very spontaneous, creative and freeing and she also uses mono-type printing methods as a way of fully exploring a subject. The exhibition in Divas will feature a selection of land and seascapes from Somerset, Wiltshire and Cornwall.

30th Anniversary 1000 Secret Postcards Sale

Main Gallery
Saturday 18th- Tuesday 28th June

A spectacular exhibition and sale of 1000 Postcards by Celebrities and Artists will be held to raise funds for the Black Swan in its 30th Anniversary year! We are inviting all artists and creatives to enter so spread the word- it will be a great opportunity to buy a piece of artwork for just £30! Read on for details of how to enter and support the Black Swan:

Secret Swans

As part of Frome Festival (1 to 10 July 2016), 30 art works relating to the themes 'Black Swan', 'Swan', '30th Anniversary' will be on display at different venues around Frome - shops, cafes, public buildings of all kinds, outside locations as well as some Frome Open Studios venues. Visitors will be able to discover them on a trail, with badges available for those who identify all 30 and the opportunity to enter a prize draw. There will be a secret auction of the art with bidders leaving their bids and contact details in receptacles placed at the venues, the winning bidders to be notified at the end of the festival. Information sheets and list of artists/venues will be available at Black Swan. 

Visiting the Black Swan

Black Swan Arts is a dynamic arts centre at the heart of the renowned creative market town of Frome in Somerset. The building features a vibrant programme of contemporary and innovative art and crafts, providing inspiration for the creative talents of Frome and beyond. The centre is made up of the Main Gallery, the Round Tower, three artists' studios, a pop-up studio, SEED shop, Divas Cafe and the Courtyard.
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