Town Hall Exhibition Board

Frome Town Council keeps a rolling series of displays on this board relating to community, organisational and commercial topics in Frome. Anyone can come in and view the exhibition.

If you would like to use this space, either as a community group, a local organisation or a community artist, contact us by email.

The board space is 1.5m width by 5.8m in length.

Current exhibition

The Late Bloomers

The Late Bloomers display is the work of three friends who live in Frome and met in an Cert Class. Hazel, Margaret and Shirley have a real passion for  watercolour painting and decided to band to together to become the ‘Late Bloomers’.

They have created a series of paintings, primarily with a focus on flowers which they hope will be enjoyed by others.

Previous exhibitions

Plastic Tideline

A series of collages by Vanessa Taylor. These are made up of plastic objects found at Freshwater West Beach, South Pembrokeshire. This exhibition draws attention to the issue of plastic pollution, especially in our oceans.

Frome Town Council is committed to being single use plastic free by the 1st April 2018. Here you’ll find some alternatives to plastic bottles and straws, encouraging everyone to take positive steps towards moving away from single use plastic.

 

Walkers are Welcome

Frome’s new plaque trail is featured. This walk will take you to explore the rich heritage of Frome through its buildings and the interesting people who occupied them, including figures like poet Christina Rossetti and the Duke of Monmouth, who attempted to overthrow King James II. The trail follows the plaques established by the Frome Society for Local Study.

The exhibition was part of Frome’s effort to gain Walkers are Welcome accreditation, which would mean that Frome’s public footpaths are maintained and promote footpaths and walking groups in town.

 

Woad to This – The Cloth Trade of Frome

An exhibition on Frome’s cloth and dye trades (1333-1965), illustrating the market town’s 600 year heritage of woven cloth and indigo dye extracted from the woad plant. This exhibition is based around “Woad To This & The Cloth Trade of Frome” by Caroline Griffiths, an illustrated book available from the FSLS.

 

 

 

Black Pig Print Studio – Chris Pig

Black Pig celebrates its first year in operation this Autumn. The studio is a ten minute walk from the town centre and 0ffers classes in linocut and wood engraving but also caters for all types of relief and intaglio printing. Chris Pig has been an artist printmaker for over 35 years. After studying his MA in Barcelona with Winchester School of Art, he became principal lecturer in Printmaking at City and Islington College for seven years. He left to set up his own studio in Cordoba where he lived for six years before returning to London and working at East London Printmakers. He now lives in Frome with his family. Find out more www.blackpigprintmakingstudio.com

Camille Claudel – a Rodin connection in Frome

This exhibition was intended as a taster to let people know a little about the incredible Singer family- of J.W.Singer & Sons, the Frome foundry and Art Metal Works – and their links to artists in Europe through Camille Claudel, French sculptor. Read more about the exhibition here, or learn more about Camille Claudel here.

 

 

 

In Memory of Hana

A holocaust memorial piece by Critchill art students from years 10,11, 12 & 13. Their project reflected on a story about a little girl called Hana Brady, who sadly ended her life in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. Her story is told in the book ‘Hana’s Suitcase’ by Karen Levine. They used various materials and explored the Japanese art of Origami to create an act of remembrance through art.