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Preview Evenings
Throughout 2017

Black Swan has a diverse range of exhibitions across the building, including the Round Tower and Divas Cafe. Long Gallery preview nights are always lively, with the whole building open for you to explore, have a drink and meet up with friends.

2017 programme

Clive Walley- Fri 6 January
Seamus Nicolson- Fri 10 February
Bath Spa MA show- Sat 18 March
Frome Art Society- Fri 21 April
Steve Burden- Winner of Black Swan Open 2016- Fri 12 May
Ricky Romain- Fri 16th June

Further dates tba
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Secret Swans Success Story
1st-10th July

Part of the Frome Festival

The Black Swan Arts Centre has been marking its 30th anniversary with several special exhibitions and events, which have so far been a resounding success, with great feedback and overwhelming support from the public, much needed funds raised, heightened profile and have really engaged the community.

The latest special event was the Secret Swans Art Trail, part of Frome Festival and Open Studios. The Trail comprised 30 swan-themed artworks in 30 venues around Frome and last week it was in full swing. Bids were invited for each artwork from the public at each venue. Artworks ranged from tiny treasures such as Christina Oswin's silver swan box, which attracted secret auction bids (the winning bid being donated to Black Swan), internationally acclaimed Tessa Farmer's 'Flotilla' - extraordinary skeletal fairies riding on swan feathers, located in Frome Museum, to drawings, including Chris Lee's depiction of the Black Swan historic buildings, prints, lightwork, textiles and large sculptures such as Edgar Phillips' magnificent steel and glass wings displayed at Rook Lane Chapel.


SECRET SWANS poster designed and drawn by Beatrice Hunt
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Words at the Black Swan - now known as Frome Word Gallery
See link over page for dates and info

Words at the Black Swan- new name and venue!

Second Sunday of each month, 2.30-4pm, still £3, open to all.

Frome's monthly art-inspired poetry workshop has a new meeting venue - Cordero Lounge - with a new Poet-in-Residence, Rebecca Brewin. Rebecca was Poet Laureate of the Frome Festival 2014 and has worked previously with writers and performers in London.

No booking or previous attendance required so bring your friends if you wish - just turn up with your notebook & pen to enjoy an immersion in creative stimulus! Words will still be working with and responding to the exhibition in the Main Gallery.
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For previous events click here

30th Anniversary
1000 Postcards Sale


Current Exhibition
Seamus Nicolson- From the Corner of my Eye

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