Friday, September 14, 2018

The Complete Cat: a unique and exciting exhibition of feline art (Guest Post)

This winter, a unique and exciting exhibition of feline art will be held in the vibrant and artistic town of Frome in Somerset. 'The Complete Cat' brings together 26 top artists from the Society of Feline Artists (SOFA) and will feature over 120 artworks including paintings, drawings and 3-dimensional pieces. All artworks are for sale and a quarter of the proceeds will be donated to feline charity International Cat Care.
Courtesy of International Cat Care

The free exhibition is running from Saturday 24th November to Saturday 8th December (excluding Mondays), and is being held at Rook Lane Gallery in Frome. There will also be a launch party on Friday 23rd November and a drawing workshop focusing on cats’ eyes on Saturday 24th November.
Rook Lane Gallery Courtesy of International Cat Care
 Rook Lane Gallery is a beautiful art space within a restored 18th century chapel, in the heart of Frome. The Somerset town is a charming and vibrant place to visit, packed with historic buildings, beautiful independent shops and creative people. It is the perfect destination for the discerning art enthusiast looking for something just a little bit different, and with a host of Christmas events and markets also taking place in Frome at this time of year, it makes it the ideal place to visit. At just over two hours from London and 14 miles from Bath, it is also extremely well-placed and easily accessible.

International Cat Care and the Society of Feline Artists, who are jointly running the exhibition, are looking to create something truly unique which celebrates all aspects of the feline form. What makes this a must-see exhibition is the exceptional quality and diversity of the art to be displayed. With a whole range of artistic styles and media, the art on offer will leave all preconceptions of the traditional cat exhibition far behind, instead offering a unique, quirky and memorable art experience.

SOFA has a well-established history of successful art exhibitions. Founded in 1994, with the specific aim to promote the work of the best cat artists, the society has held an annual exhibition of cat paintings in London for many years, featuring over 100 artists, some of whom exhibit internationally and show more than 300 paintings in a range of media, making it the largest exhibition of cat art in the country.

International Cat Care, which has partnered with SOFA to organise the exhibition, is one of the world's most respected feline charities and works for owned and unowned cats globally. It is also the charity's 60th anniversary and the SOFA artists have generously committed 25% of the takings to the charity.

Full details of the exhibition can be found at:


  1. A whole exhibition of cat art? Pawsome!

  2. What a wonderful sounding exhibition, and dad says he loves that building. Have an awesome weekend.

  3. Thank you! I have put this on my calendar as Frome is only 2 1/2 hours drive from me.

    1. Oh I am sooo happy!! You are most welcome!!!! Please let us know what it was like! xoxo

  4. Now that is really kitty cat cool!

  5. Boy, with 35 drawings and paintings of kitties for her own expo this year, mama would have LOVED to put something in that show, except she's not British! Will send you a couple just to look at and smile.

  6. Wow! Wished I had known about this before we booked our UK trip in May! I would have loved to visit this!

  7. What a fun thing this would be. I would love to see this, but it's way far away.

    I linked this post to Feline Friday.

    Have a purrfect day, Cody. My best to your mom. ♥♥♥

  8. Looks amazing! If only I lived nearer :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  9. This sounds awesome! Wish I could visit. I love cat art.

  10. That looks like a wonderful exhibit.

  11. Wow, how cool is that. I would love to see it. Too bad it's not a traveling exhibit

  12. Wow, that sounds like a great exhibit, with subject matter that is the cat's meow!

  13. That sounds like a wonderful event ! Purrs

  14. I would love to attend! There were some beautiful paintings on their site. Don't you love an organization of cat artists called SOFA?

  15. Great event! thanks for the heads up. I have been looking for some cat inspired piece of art to hang in my office. This will be a great opportunity :)


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