Pick of the Week 2017

July's Guest Editor: Amanda Sheridan

Image: Sketch, Black Swan Arts

Every month we invite a Guest Editor to select our Pick of the Week feature. Chosen from the activities listed in our events pages they select highlights from across the region.

This July Amanda Sheridan, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Black Swan Arts in Frome, is making the selection


Amanda Sheridan was invited to curate the 25th anniversary exhibition at Black Swan Arts, and six years later is deeply entrenched in this vibrant arts charity as Chair of Trustees. She completed her MA in Curatorial Practice at Bath Spa, and is now involved with all sectors of Frome’s creative community. Black Swan Arts' programme of contemporary and innovative arts and crafts exhibitions supports creative talents around the South West and provides inspiration to thousands of visitors.

Exhibition highlights this year at Black Swan Arts include Ricky Romain; SKETCH, a show of one hundred sketchbooks that can all be handled; Frome-based textile artist Gladys Paulus presents Hinterland, an installation of ancestral healing costumes dealing with identity, belonging, gender relations and grief, made following the death of the artist's father in 2015. The year ends with a show by painter/printmaker Carry Ackroyd and artist potter Richard Pethean: unique prints and ceramics will be on sale ready for Christmas.

What's On

Free art classes for over 50s

SPACE, 6 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0BH

Sunday 06 December 0217 – Wednesday 28 March 2018

Radical Clay: Teaching with the greatest potters of the 1960s

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL

Saturday 22 July 2017 – Sunday 10 June 2018

Sculpture Class at Bath Artists' Studios

Bath Artists' Studios, The Old Malthouse, Comfortable Place, Upper Bristol Road, Bath, BA1 3AJ

Thursday 07 September 2017 – Thursday 14 December 2017

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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