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  1. Graham Fagen. For St Agnes, 2010

    Graham Fagen. For St Agnes, 2010

  2. Ruth Ewan. Unrecorded future, tell us what broods there, 2008

    Ruth Ewan. Unrecorded future, tell us what broods there, 2008

  3. Richard Woods. Logo 49, 2008

    Richard Woods. Logo 49, 2008

  4. Ruth Proctor. Something Wonderful Will Happen, 2014

    Ruth Proctor. Something Wonderful Will Happen, 2014

  5. Claire Fontaine. Capitalism Kills Love, 2012

    Claire Fontaine. Capitalism Kills Love, 2012

  6. Matt Stokes. Voice|Hand|Hammer|Fire, 2009

    Matt Stokes. Voice|Hand|Hammer|Fire, 2009

  7. Ruth Proctor. This is for Luck and Protection, 2012

    Ruth Proctor. This is for Luck and Protection, 2012

  8. Edwina Ashton. Who's drinking your tea sir? You Sir! 2009

    Edwina Ashton. Who's drinking your tea sir? You Sir! 2009

  9. Edwina Ashton. Who's drinking your tea sir? You Sir! 2009

    Edwina Ashton. Who's drinking your tea sir? You Sir! 2009

  10. Brian Griffiths. The Kidd, 2012

    Brian Griffiths. The Kidd, 2012

  11. Jim Isermann. Untitled (Frome), 2008

    Jim Isermann. Untitled (Frome), 2008

  12. Tue Greenfort. The Feeder Canal Sand Martin Colony, 2012

    Tue Greenfort. The Feeder Canal Sand Martin Colony, 2012

About

Foreground brings new art to new audiences. Without boundaries.

Based in the market town of Frome, Somerset, we deliver an ambitious program that spans commissioning new temporary and permanent artworks in the diverse social and physical structures of communities, and inspire audiences of all ages through learning, participation, critical discussion and the promotion of collecting.

We do this regularly both in Frome and beyond, bringing diverse partners together to make distinctive projects happen. We commission artists without acknowledging the boundaries often placed around where art is expected to appear in society. We create projects in both public space and in galleries, commission affordable multiples to sell at markets and significant works for major collections. We create collaborations that redefine roles, which see social communities become artistic collaborators or commercial companies become commissioners funding our projects. We make new structures for new art to find its audience.

To do this we work with artists who are interested in directly engaging with the particularity of context and in bringing their art and ideas directly to audiences – whether that is in a community carnival, a corporate collection or on a canvas tote bag. We bring the work of leading international artists such as Douglas Gordon, Tue Greenfort, Roger Hiorns, Jim Isermann, Cornelia Parker, Lawrence Weiner and Richard Woods into the everyday environment of ordinary places and develop the ability of new talent to explore the inspiration of people and place, providing significant opportunities for emerging artists to create work for innovative contexts early in their careers.

We believe choices have consequences. We believe culture creates communities. We believe the audience is everyone and that art belongs everywhere. That is why we work in the way that we do.