Welcome to our Gallery, an area where local artists have the opportunity to display and sell their works. The exhibition changes regularly and we work closely with a number of local artists to showcase their work, much of which also champions the local area, providing a great personal memento of your visit to the town or a perfect gift.
The hotel is open 7 days per week, all day, so please feel free to pop in and visit The Gallery and enjoy the display, if you want to enjoy one of our wonderful Barista Coffees, a light snack, Thai Tapas or a meal on you visit our friendly staff would be happy to look after you.
For further information on The Gallery or for artists wishing to discuss possible exhibitions please call 01225 868686 and speak to James or email firstname.lastname@example.org
From October 2021 we were pleased to welcome Rae Melody in our gallery. www.raemelodyart.com
Raes’ body of work focuses on Abstract art using acrylics. Rae has always been fascinated by paint, textures, interesting surfaces and mixing colours. She loves to create the appearance of something that is worn and weathered by using paint and finds that acrylics enable her to build up layers which she can work back into.
A prolific watercolour artist with a vast range of subjects from Townscapes to Landscapes, animals and more, he also offers regular watercolour courses and exhibits throughout the region, currently (as at October 2021) he is one of the main exhibitors at Bradford Gallery on Station approach.
The Bradford on Avon Photography Group was founded in 2009. It is an informal group of like-minded, supportive people, who enjoy taking photographs. They welcome photographers of all abilities, it doesn’t matter if you take photos with a phone or a camera – all they ask is that you enjoy taking photos and you are willing to be actively involved in the group. They meet monthly here at The Swan. If you are interested in joining contact the group.
You can also get more information as follows: Facebook – Bradford on Avon Photography Group and Flickr
Melissa’s early career was as a documentary film-maker for television. She was then commissioned to create large scale video projections in theatre and site specific settings for artists, dancers and actors. The life drawing continued throughout these years. As success grew for her paintings through group exhibitions, her time became more focussed around oil painting, further strengthened recently through explorations of the life form in clay.
Melissa loves light, water and life as matter. Seas, in all moods, skies, landscapes, light and the human body including portraiture provide subject matter to explore different emotions, energies, atmospheres and elements.