Wednesday, 17 August 2011


Frome Times did a great coverage of the Opening night.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

FIAT LUX big thank you.

We would like to say a big thank you to Fiat Lux for supplying us with some state of the art floor to ceiling track lighting, to help illuminate the art works. Fiat Lux provide a huge array of designs for lighting the home, garden or commercial property. They offer a valuable service to help you find what your looking for. They certainly helped us! Thanks Fiat Lux!
Fiat Lux
8 Bath Street,

Monday, 1 August 2011


Pop Up Gallery Part 2.0 will be opening this Monday to coincide with the launch night of Old School Start ups; a free business festival of seminars, workshops and one to one's with some experts from many fields of the industry. Food and Drink has been sponsored by local businesses; Yapp Brother's Wine Merchants, Milk Street Brewery and Ebbi'es Kitchen. Pop Up has been asked to grace the walls with artworks from local practicing artists and designers. 

"We are delighted to of been invited and we have collected a small handful of some really talented makers who live in Frome and the surrounding area. A real sign that Frome has a huge range of creative people. There will be something for everyone, ranging from drawing, painting, photography, jewellery, paper art, sculpture and ceramics, we hope you can all make it to celebrate with us on the opening night of Monday 8 August from 6pm to 9pm"

The Old Church School, Butts Hill, Frome, BA11 1HR. The pop up exhibition will be open from then until 4 Sep, Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat, 10am - 5pm.

Dominic Greensmith

Maisie Findlay

Rebecca J Coles

Tristan Stevens

Celia Bennett

Debbie Krzyzosiak

Grace Johns

Tom Bayliss

Monday, 11 July 2011

Pop Up Gallery at The Old Church School, Frome.
During the Old School Start-ups Business Festival.
An Exhibition of Artists & Designers.
8 August to 4 September 2011


Celia Bennett – painting
Debbie Krzyzosiak – ceramics
Dominic Greensmith - photography
Grace Johns – jewellry
Masie Findlay – painting
Rebecca Coles – assemblage.
Rebecca Krzyzosiak – printing
Tom Bayliss - sculpture
Tristan Stevens – painting & sculpture

The Frome Pop Up Gallery, that opened its doors in an empty shop on Catherine Hill this May, is back! Pop 2.0 will be held during the month of August in The Old Church School, a Forward Space work hub (behind Wesley Church), as part of their business festival; Old School Start-ups.

The Old Church School provides flexible workspace for small businesses. The business festival will be holding various events and seminars and invited Pop Up to fill the hub’s walls and showcase some of the talent this area has to offer. Rebecca Krzyzosiak, manager of The Old Church School, says, “We wanted the Pop up gallery in the business festival as we wanted to include an event that would involve the community and art as well as business.” 

The pop up gallery is a flash concept aimed at utilizing spaces for a short term. It is non funded, non profitable (any sales going solely to the artist) with the key emphasis to showing the high level of artists this area has. A spokeperson for the Pop up says,  “We do not want to feel fixed to an institution or generic gallery space. We aim to bypass administration and focus on what’s important, art for the viewing public.”

Tuesday, 3 May 2011


St. Catherine's Artisan Market in full swing.

Balloons being let off with artworks attached.
Frome's 'Infamous' Pop Up Gallery opened its doors to the public on Sunday May 1 during the buzzing Artisan Market in the Catherine Hill quarter. 
There were lots of red balloons everywhere so it couldn't be missed, with mainly children, making drawings on postcards which were then attached by strings to one of the red balloons and released in groups en masse into the Frome skies for an unknown journey, until landing and hopefully being found and brought back to the POP gallery. A prize is planned for the postcard that travels the furthest and makes it back to POP gallery. So watch this space! The St. Catherine's Artisan market was in full swing at the same time so this gave the POP launch an especially extra celebratory feel.

David Chandler who produces "Seeing Things" on Frome FM came along and interviewed one or two of the six participating artists and visitors and will be broadcasting a snippet of the event very soon. Overall it was received as a great idea to see an empty shop space filled with art and made use of in a positive way, rather than stand with windows painted out, until new tenants are found.

Pop up space.
Mark Karasick's 'Michael' DVD Projection.

Inside POP, the looped video by Mark Karasick made an eye catching piece in the show and added movement and another dynamic, offering the possibility of engaging browsers minds in other ways, and enhancing the experience of making a reading on the paintings and drawings.  Rowena Mayell's two paintings in the sofa corner, sat on the walls, in some way, as if an installation, in relationship with the furniture and objects that belonged and lived in the space. Jim Whitty's large painting with birds, fish and conga eel in myriad underwater drew the attention of mesmerised gazes and appreciation. Tristan Stevens' narrative works, autobiographical commentary, captured and intrigued minds. Chris Bucklow's miniature exploratory drawings posed a multiple of ideas as works in themselves but also as the starting basis for large scale paintings. Samantha West's  abstract painting suspended in the window caught the attention of passers by and helped to state the arrival of POP for May in Frome.

Artwork done for the great balloon race

Visitors can come by and catch POP gallery on Monday's, Thursday's, Friday's and Saturday's during May from 11am to 4pm. The artist's will take turns in being the space and talking to people.