2018/07/21

Private View at Black Swan Arts, Frome

Private View for the Arborealists at Black Swan Arts

The opening night at Black Swan Arts was a great success with very many visitors and Arborealists attending. 

The exhibition looked wonderful, very many thanks to Paul Newman and his team, Philippa Beale and Tim Craven for all their hard work on creating such a fluent show,  the wide range and diversity of Arborealists' talent and interpretation was celebrated.

The show filled the entire venue which consists of a grand rectangular room in the main body of the building and also the spectacular round tower.

Included in the show was a painting by Paul Nash, Pond In The Fields 1927, loaned to the Arborealists for the duration of the show from a private collection and one that hadn't been seen in public for several years.

We were also treated to a beautiful song called If Trees Could Talk, What Would They Say? by the wonderful singer Vaishnavi Brassey after the opening speeches by Tim Craven and Paul Newman who introduced the exhibition.









Black Swan Arts 21 July - 2 September 2018

Largest Arborealists Exhibition at Black Swan Arts


The largest exhibition to date of the Arborealists takes place this year at Black Swan Arts in Frome, beginning on the 21st July 2018 and running until 2nd September. Fourty three Arborealists are taking part plus six guest artists who also explore the tree in their subject matter. This fantastic opportunity to show so many of the groups' talent and variety under one roof is an exciting prospect.

With two large exhibitions spaces Black Swan Arts began life as an inn and was saved from dereliction and opened as an arts venue in 1986, it's crowning glory a wonderful round tower with two floors. The Arborealsist exhibitions fills the whole venue and was expertly hung by Tim Craven, Philippa Beale and Paul Newman.

Artist talks will take place by some of the group on Sunday 5th August, coinciding with The Frome Independent, a hugely popular specialist street market which takes place monthly in the town. The artist talk session is a ticketed event with tickets available from the gallery.







2018/07/10

The Arborealists at Twenty Twenty

The Arborealists at Twenty Twenty Gallery, Ludlow

A selection of Arborealists from the West of the UK are taking part in an exhibition at the Ludlow Twenty Twenty Gallery during Part II of their Summer Exhibition. 
Showing from 10 - 28 July 2018 are Arborealists Karen Bowers, Simon Dorrell, Blaze Cyan, Fiona Macintyre, Celia De Sierra, Sarah Harding and founder Tim Craven. They will be joined by esteemed local artists Jo March, Michael Johnson and Melissa Scott-Miller for the duration of the exhibition.


Twenty Twenty Gallery is a contemporary art gallery with an excellent reputation for British art and craft based in Much Wenlock, Shropshire and since September 2017 at Ludlow.
The gallery is owned by Hugh and Mary Elliott who took over the gallery in 2004.  Twenty Twenty has become a destination for customers looking for original contemporary art and craft in the West Midlands.



Opening times for the Ludlow gallery are Tuesday - Saturday 10.30 - 4.30pm Closed Sunday, Monday and Bank Holidays.


Twenty Twenty
4 Quality Square
Ludlow
Shropshire
SY8 1AR

2018/07/07

John Davies Gallery Opening Weekend

Private View Weekend Arborealists and Guests at John Davies Gallery

The private view for Arborealists & Guests at John Davies Gallery was held over the course of a weekend which was very successful and allowed John to invite guests who attended at their leisure over two days.

Twelve of the Arborealists exhibiting attended on Saturday 7th July which was a very hot summer's day, alongside guest artist Miriam Escofet winner of the BP Portrait Prize 2018, who had two beautiful paintings of olive trees included in the show.

John Davies also exhibited paintings of his own as he also loves to paint the tree!

Photos by Tony Golding.









John Davies Gallery Exhibition 7 July - 4 August 2018

Arborealists Exhibition at John Davies Gallery


John Davies Gallery will be hosting an exhibition of the Arborealists from 7th July 2018 running for three weeks until 4th August. Twenty two Arborealists are taking part and will be joined by five guest artists local to the area.
The large gallery gives a wonderful opportunity for an extensive exhibition which will include large works and will showcase the wide variety of styles and approaches to the representation of the tree within contemporary art. 
As we become more and more aware of our human impact on the environment our reflection of the natural world increases in value as we strive to bring attention to the protection of its beauty and importance to our wellbeing. The exhibition promises to showcase the importance of the tree within this ethos and is a great opportunity which we warmly thank John Davies for.


Arborealists with guest artist Miriam Escofet at John Davies Gallery