‘The Send Off’ – A National Trust WW1 Exhibition

The Send Off - National Trust at Knole

Art & Poetry Respond to WW1.   A National Trust exhibition at Knole House in Kent

Curated by Franny Swann

Wednesday 30th July – Wednesday 27th August
The Orangery, Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1HU

Meet the Artists Afternoon on Saturday August 2nd 12.00 – 5pm, all welcome
A parking fee of £4.00 applies to non National Trust members

Image Credit: Yulia Podolska- ‘Motanka’
Poetry texts: Wilfred Owen and Carol Ann Duffy CBE
Exhibiting Artists: Reem Acason, Rosalind Barker, Dawn Cole ,Connors & Campbell, Sue Evans, Tracey Falcon,  Marion Fullerton, Katie Hayward, Tracy Jones, Cathryn Kemp, Anna Kime, Nicole Mollet, David Minton, Yulia Podolska, Sevenoaks Embroiderers Guild, Ray Taylor, Elena Thomas.


Franny will be showing as a guest of SCIBase in the exhibition ‘Colonize’ in Jamestown, New York in April 2014



Colonize – Revisited

Colonize Red and Grey - Franny Swann

Franny will be exhibiting with the SCIBase / Colonize collaboration as part of the Liverpool Biennial
Arena Gallery Liverpool from July 10th 2014

A Fine Line

A Fine Line - An exhibition at Kaleidoscope Gallery Sevenoaks

Franny will be co- curating ‘A Fine Line’ at the Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks in Kent
The exhibition is free to visitors and runs from February 11th – March 15th 2014
Private View: Thursday February 27th 6-8pm. All are Welcome

Image credit: Carole Andrews – ‘Frustration’
Exhibiting Artists: Dawn Adams, Fleur Alston, Carole Andrews, Alison Berry, Jenni Burrows, Stig Evans, Katie Hayward, Ruth Payne, Shelley Rose, Clare Smith, Rachel Wickremer, Maggie Williams


Tension - Exhibition at Kaleidoscope Gallery Sevenoaks, January 2014

Franny will be co – curating ‘Tension’ at the Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks in Kent
The exhibition is free to visitors and runs from January 14th – February 8th 2014

Image credit: Claire Manning – ‘In the shadow of her gaze’ n.02
Exhibiting Artists: Xaverine Bates, Frances Bristow, Dawn Cole, Lindsay Connors, Will Gould, Claire Manning, Linda Simon, Sass Tetzlaff, Alex J Wood.




Franny will be exhibiting four of her moth drawings in ‘Whisper’ in April 2017.



Shoreham Sculpture Trail (2)

Franny will be showing with The London Group as an invited artist in the Shoreham Sculpture Trail in June 2017



July 2018  Franny will be joining Paper Trail, Margate. Exploring the role of archives and heritage in artistic practice, and the role of the arts in understanding, opening up and informing archives and heritage – Appletye is a new artist-led organisation, based in Kent but with a national role. Paper Trail is a new project cataloguing 100 pieces of heritage paper. One hundred artists will be given a piece of heritage paper and asked to use it in an artwork that references its year of manufacture.


final flyer

Franny will be exhibiting in ‘Embracing the Underdog’  alongside the  world famous celebrations of the Chinese community for this Year of the Dog. Over 120 Artists Exhibiting . Sunday 18 February 12 noon – 8 pm. London Group and Friends. Q Park, 20 Newport Place, Gerrad Street WC2H7PR


April – Franny will be involved  in ‘Footfall’ –  an inclusive community, school, business and artist project, running from March to December 2018 culminating in a final community exhibition.



Franny will be exhibiting in the Waterloo Sculpture Festival in an exhibition of ephemeral sculpture called ‘Nothing Endures but Change’ with the London Group and Friends. June 7-24th Daily 9am – 8pm. St John’s Churchyard, Waterloo Road, London. SE18TY. Free live events during the exhibition in the churchyard.



Franny will be exhibiting her new ‘Night Road’ series painting at no format Gallery, Rolt Street LOndon SE85JB in the SFSA Painting Open. Dec 7-9 & 13-16th.



Franny will be exhibiting in the ‘Curator’s Selection’ exhibition  at Belcanto Mezzanine, 4 Elvin Gardens Wembley Park London, HA90CG