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.
From November 2019 to January 2020 we are pleased to welcome the Bradford on Avon Photography Group - a collective of local photographers, some professional, some amateur, who have put on display a wide range of photographs with a wonderful range of subject matter.
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 at www.boaphoto.co.uk
You can also get more information as follows:Facebook - Bradford on Avon Photography Group and Flickr
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 email@example.com
Melissa Wishart, www.melissawishart.com
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.