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

 Coming soon... Society of Graphic Fine Arts members' show preview on Friday 3rd March 6pm.

Black Swan Arts will be open for the first Frome Independent Market of 2017 on Sunday 5th March including a talk by current Long Gallery artist Seamus Nicolson at 2pm. Don't forget to also visit the Society of Graphic Fine Arts show in the Round Tower, artists studios in the corridor, SEED shop and Divas Cafe.

Seamus Nicolson- 'From the Corner of my Eye'
The Long Gallery

Winner of the Black Swan Open 2015, Seamus Nicolson shows a new body of photographic work produced especially for the Black Swan, exploring the peripheral everyday and the subconscious.

Artist talk: Sun 5 March, 2pm (Frome Independent Market Day) Seamus will be in conversation with Mel Day

Paul Johnson and ABOuT
The Round Tower

Frome artist Paul Johnson presents two exhibitions- first, ‘Matthew, Mark, Luke and Kim’ a solo show running until 16th February and then as part of an invited Midlands collective ABOuT, ‘Bad Princess’, which runs until 25th February.

Previews Friday 10th and Saturday 18 February from 5pm

Coming soon- Society of Graphic Fine Art at the Black Swan
The Round Tower

4 March- 25 March

This is an opportunity to see the best of the Society of Graphic Fine Art Members work in a specially-curated exhibition here in the South West.

The Society of Graphic Fine Art – The Drawing Society is the only national society in the UK dedicated exclusively to drawing.

Founded in 1919, the Society promotes fine drawing skills in both traditional and contemporary media. Today, they have more than 130 elected members across Britain, consisting of professional artists from all areas of the art world who work in all drawing and printmaking media.

Preview evening Friday 3 March 6pm

Angie Seaway- New Paintings
Divas Cafe

Thur 5th Jan- Thur 2nd Mar

Angie Seaway's new work is a celebration of all things vintage and shabby chic. Soothing beautiful original paintings in subtle tones painted with a pastel palette. Paintings to adorn your living space and bring calm and serenity.

Angie is an expressive landscape artist who lives and works just minutes from the seafront at Exmouth. Seascapes can be viewed on her online gallery page on Saatchi online and also on Instagram and Twitter.


Applying to Exhibit at Black Swan Arts

Black Swan Arts welcomes proposals for exhibitions in the Long Gallery, Round Tower and Divas Cafe, supporting a thriving programme of challenging art and contemporary craft. The Round Tower is also a great space for evening meetings, presentations and workshops. Studio space is available for practicing artists and makers and the Art Car Boot Sale takes place every Summer to coincide with Frome Festival.

For more details about hire rates, commission, pitches and availability please contact the office [email protected]

Visiting Black Swan Arts

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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30th Anniversary
1000 Postcards Sale

Current Exhibition
Seamus Nicolson- From the Corner of my Eye

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