The Chemistry of Bronze

Image Credit: Shane Whitehead

Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome BA11 1BB

01373 473980
exhibitions@blackswan.org.uk
www.blackswan.org.uk

Saturday 26 May 2018 – Sunday 15 July 2018
Opening Hours: 10am-4pm

Preview

Friday 25 May, 6–8pm

Bronze-casting demonstration

Saturday 26 May, 3pm

Bronze-casting demonstration

Saturday 7 July, 3pm

The ‘Chemistry of Bronze', which has been curated by Hans Borgonjon, features the work of five established UK artists producing bronze sculpture: Melanie Deegan creates delicate sculptural work inspired by the natural world, Helen Gordon makes quirky and amusing animal and figurative sculptures, Fred Gordon produces fluid wildlife sculptures, Charlotte Hern focuses on portraiture, Sara Ingleby-MacKenzie’s work captures the spirit and form of people and animals, and Shane Whitehead specialises in patinised bronzes of nature-based subjects.

The exhibition will also give visitors a rare insight into the workings of a bronze-casting foundry, Art of a Fine Nature, based in Shepton Mallet. Foundry owner Shane Whitehead has more than 25 years’ experience of making bronze sculptures in all forms and sizes for artists in the UK and abroad. Artefacts, tools, videos, photographs and demonstrations of the techniques and processes involved in bronze making (especially the lost wax method) will be featured.

Visitors can watch bronze-casting demonstrations in the courtyard at Black Swan Arts on Saturday 26 May and Saturday 7 July at 3pm.

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