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.