Spring into Frome’s galleries this June

Cat lino cut artwork by Steven JenkinsFrome is known for its abundance of artistic talent and there are several galleries in the town where you can view the work of local artists in all their glory. As spaces start to open up, here’s a round-up of what’s on offer during June 2021.

This month The Why Gallery welcomes back artist Steven Jenkins for his exhibition ‘Frome, flowers & Flight’. The exhibition space has been filled with Steven’s vibrant mix of print, painting, ceramics and paper sculpture, including this beautiful cat print.

The Why Gallery is open 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday and the exhibition runs until Tuesday 22nd June.

Profits from The WHY Gallery sales go to We Hear You.

painting of the river FromeThe Black Swan Arts’ In Pursuit of Spring exhibition continues until the 27th June.  It’s the gallery’s first exhibition since lockdown and they have joined forces with Somerset Art Works to put together a collection inspired by poet Edward Thomas’ account of his journey by bicycle between London and Somerset to meet the arrival of spring in 1913.

Responding to various themes in Thomas’ book, In Pursuit of Spring, such as hope, change and renewal, around 50 Somerset Art Works members have created artwork to illustrate the Somerset leg of Thomas’ journey. Entering the county near Farleigh Hungerford Thomas travels west through Norton St Philip, Shepton Mallet, Wells and Glastonbury, eventually arriving on Cothelstone Hill in the Quantocks.

The work will be displayed alongside text from the book.

Display of artwork at Kobi & TealKobi & Teal’s FRAMED exhibition continues this month, bringing artists’, designers’ and makers’ work together in one space.

FRAMED groups objects and artwork together to create micro exhibitions within both the gallery and shop. Many of the micro exhibitions include a wall mounted piece, a sculptural piece and a functional product.

Kobi & Teal are open 10am-4pm Wednesday- Saturday or Monday and Tuesday by appointment only.

VaseLast, but by no means least, don’t forget to pop into the OWL gallery. Run by a collective of local artists, OWL always has a varied selection of work to purchase or simply admire.

Owl’s collections bring together interesting, eclectic viewing with revolving exhibitions of new and developing works, as artists David Daniels, Hans Borgonjon, Rebecca Wordsworth, Phaedra Politis, Tess Chodan and Annemarie Blake are always busy behind the scenes.

Open Monday to Saturday 10.30am – 5pm.

To find more galleries and exhibition spaces in the area, take a look at our Arts & Entertainment page or search our What’s On listings for forthcoming exhibitions.