Secret Swans Success Story
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