Sunday, 25 September 2011

Jan - The Barbie Story

The Barbie story that most shocked visitors was that of the 8-yr old
girl being injected by her mother with Botox. The mother has since retracted her story, but not before her daughter was apparently taken into care.
So when is it acceptable for little children to be dressed and treated as little adults?
Where do we finally draw the line?


There is a new blog called daisymarmalade 
Beautiful, colourful site and a few posts about 'Curiouser' with lovely images of
Carla, Alison, Lizzie and Jan's work - see here and here and here and here 
and the first one here

Have also put a link in our 'blogs we follow'.. Thank you!

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Frome Carnival

Frome Carnival today!
The BB's like to be part of a buzz, so we dressed up
our model and here she is ready to be carried through the town, she has been busy welcoming people in all day!

Last day tomorrow 11 - 5 - come if you can..

Friday, 23 September 2011

Young Embroiderers

'Frome Young Embroiderers' visited last Saturday and decorated the biggest candle which, as you can see, is
at least 8' tall; this group meets regularly under the guidance of Margaret Howard, was such a pleasure to meet them and see them enjoying everyone's work

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Frome People!

What a welcome surprise! We found 2 sets of slideshow images of the Private View for 'Curiouser?..'. Katy Duke at fromepeople  has taken evocative images capturing the feel of the evening and they are on the site - have a browse -  here and then again - here - enjoy them, and thank you Katy!

Blue 11

Blue 11 is an exhibition of ten local artists on show as part of Somerset Art Weeks here  in Rook Lane
Chapel in Frome.
The artists have taken the theme from an 18th century Dye Recipe Book from Wallbridge Mill.
Annie Ridout, arts co-ordinator at Rook Lane Arts, did a lovely post about Curiouser here
We are enouraging people to visit both our venues..
It is a creative place Frome - see here

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Wednesday, 21 September 2011


layers, facets, sides, back, front, inside,
many ways of viewing, understanding,
opening to experience...

reflections on Liberty lawn and silk - visitors sharing memories
of a child's dress, fluttering curtains, tablecloths, silk dresses,
a friend arriving in a wonderful old treasured Liberty tie -
the backs of things and what they reveal..
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Tuesday, 20 September 2011


then come to the exhibition!...

...whispered words,
softly float,
words of comfort,
reflected words,
thought, sound, serenity.

new work by Susi Bancroft. in miniature,
fluttering wings of soft powdery moths and vibrant butterflies,
delicate stitching and intricate detail...

new work by Louise Watson...

spikes of colour,
swathes of paint and stitch,
loose threads,
frayed threads,
recalling journeys, capturing sights, smells and experiences of the place familiar...

new work by Liz Harding

muted palette, folds, seams, rhythm in stitch

work by Kay Swancutt.

...willow tears weaping....

work by Carla Mines.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Heartfelt Bristol

Jan Connet's Heartfelt Exhibition is currently showing at the Grant Bradley Gallery in Bristol. There is a British Heart Institute talk tonight from 6-7pm, also researchers are in the gallery every Saturday 12 - 4pm to answer visitors questions about heart research. Wine reception 12 - 4pm on Saturday 24th Sept. For more click the link..
Grant Bradley Gallery

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Extraordinarily Curious!!

At the  Silk Mills some very curious things were unpacked last week.
What is this about? How do glass mirrors and a real willow
weeping fit into it? What has Carla been working on?

A detail of one of the sides.. there was, and is so much more to be revealed..
And whose knitting in curious yarn is this waving at you in the wind and attached to a lamp-post just outside the gallery as you have walked through the gates and are looking for the way
in....! Look out for Alison's work signalling your arrival..

And what is this that Jan has brought? How does a wardrobe and The Body Beautiful fit in?
More of Jan in the next post...

Sunday, 11 September 2011

More private view pics!

Friday Tea with Lizzie
see more here

Corinne by her fairy tale work... for more see here

which inspired wonder!

Friday, 9 September 2011

The Set Up!

Setting up day started on Wednesday - there were nerve-wracking moments along the way!

Hope to see you all in Frome
More images tonight!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

A peep before the show!

 Just back from our last meeting today before starting to put up our show 'Curiouser?..' at The Silk Mills Frome ready to open at the end of the week! Watch this space...

Take a peep at a few tempting close ups

Linda Babb

Liz Hewitt

Louise Watson