Call for Mini Artworks for Black Swan Arts
Black Swan Arts is appealing for artists to take part in their ‘1000 Postcards’ exhibition in June, which is part of the centre’s 30th anniversary celebrations.
Black Swan Arts is appealing for local artists to take part in their ‘1000 Postcards’ exhibition in June, as part of the centre’s 30th anniversary celebrations.
The show in the main gallery will feature miniature original artworks by well-known artists and celebrities – famous names already on-board include Oscar-winning animator Daniel Greaves, Simon Tofield (of Simon’s Cat fame), singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, Pearl and Daisy Lowe, Kevin McCloud and Luke Piper.
The exhibition is also open to local artists, working in any media, who would like to get involved and donate a postcard-sized artwork. It’s a great way to show your support for this vibrant arts centre in the heart of Frome.
The artworks will be exhibited anonymously (signatures will appear on the back of the work) alongside a list of contributors. Visitors will be able to buy the postcards for £30 with the ambitious goal of raising £30,000 towards restoring the historic Round Tower and keep the gallery open for another 30 years.
Black Swan Arts also hope to promote original art to a new and diverse audience, making art affordable to everyone. Any postcards unsold during the exhibition will be available for sale throughout 2016 at the centre and through a dedicated website.
Postcard packs have been produced which are now available from Black Swan Arts, but artwork can also be submitted on a standard A6 sized postcard (148 x 105 mm). The closing date is Tuesday 7 June.
Black Swan Arts’ 30th anniversary celebrations are set to include a series of fantastic exhibitions and events throughout the year. The centre wants everyone to remember in 2016 the history of the wonderful Grade II listed building, enjoy the innovative programme of contemporary art and crafts that have taken place, and get involved in the next 30 years of this exciting arts venue.
The 30th Anniversary 1000 Secret Postcards Sale will take place at The Gallery, 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BB, from Saturday 18th - Tuesday 28th June. For more details please visit the website blackswan.org.uk