To The Fore

To The Fore: new art exhibition showcases the best of the Southwest

I can hardly believe it: we’re four years old already! Since we entered the Somerset art scene in 2015 we’ve been honoured to work with a loyal client base, from artists at the start of their careers to giants of the art world like Hauser & Wirth. To celebrate, we’re putting on an exhibition of work by a selection of artists we’ve worked with who we consider to be at the forefront of the Southwest art scene, including Professor Anita Taylor, Christopher Bucklow, Mark Karasick, and many more.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the support and enthusiasm for what we’re doing. My passion is designing and handmaking picture frames that show artwork off at its best as well as protecting it from damage. I get to see the most incredible artwork on a daily basis: I’ve framed all sorts, from kids shoes to Piranesi to Banksy’s. Keep a look out for our annual summary of the past year’s projects which will be posted here as soon as we get some time. [Here’s last years.]

venue and date details

To The Fore birthday exhibition will run for one weekend only, come along to the preview event on Friday 5th April 6-8pm, and pop in on Saturday and Sunday 6th & 7th April 10am-3pm. It takes place in the studio above Mount, Silk Mill West, Saxonvale, Frome, BA11 1PT. The venue is on the first floor, up a flight of stairs so bear this in mind. Note that there is a wedding on in the large Silk Mill space so please respect their privacy and stay away from the back of the Silk Mill. We’ll have signs up to direct you to our venue so look out for them and follow carefully.

You don’t need a ticket to attend, just turn up – but if you’d like to book-in via Eventbrite you’re welcome to do so, it’ll probably help us in our planning: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/to-the-fore-art-exhibition-tickets-57531396957

Southwest art scene

The line up

Here’s the line-up. There is no theme: the thing that links all these artists and artworks together is that we’ve framed them, or worked with the artist in some other way. We’re selecting work based on how it gels together, so we can’t include everyone who deserves to be shown. Believe me, there are some really fantastic artists we just couldn’t fit in this time around. We hope this exhibition is the first of many, and by holding back some gems we’ll be able to keep things fresh and interesting going forward. Sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of this blog post to hear about future projects.

mark karasick
anita taylor
chris bucklow
alex faulkner
simon lee dicker
andrew roberts
gary cook
seamus nicolson
kit glaisyer
jamie gallagher
nicky knowles
david smith
amanda bee
tom baskeyfield
miriam sheppard
geoff stainthorp
alexandra brown
denman+gould
simon richardson
emma tuck
hannah carding
tom charlesworth
paul newman
amanda keyte
jenny raggett
kate cochrane
jennifer nr smith
lucinda rogers

jennifer newbury

frome art exhibition

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