Waveney & Blyth Arts is excited to be planning it’s fifth Sculpture Trail in the Waveney Valley, part of ‘Celebrate Waveney & Blyth 2018’, an annual programme of events that highlight the unique character of the two valleys situated in north Suffolk and south Norfolk. Following four successful years at the River Waveney Trust site in Earsham and our new Raveningham site, which last year attracted 45 artists and over 3000 visitors in 2017, we are delighted to be producing our 2018 sculpture trail once again at Raveningham, 12 miles south of Norwich.
The Raveningham Centre site is located in the grounds of Castell Farm, a Tudor farmhouse, which has an old orchard, wooded areas and meadows. The Cinnamon Gallery is based in Castell Farm and will feature additional works by sculptors on the trail as well as a selection of other artists. The Ravenous Cafe is on site and as well as delicious food will feature an exhibition of works by Harleston and Waveney Art Trail Collective. Over the years Raveningham has become known as a unique venue for a number of arts activities including Festival in the Garden, Easter Folk Day, Antiques Fairs, Norfolk Open Studios, Art Exhibitions and Musical Events.
Raveningham Sculpture Trail 2018
The Curator’s overall vision is to continue to encourage public interaction with contemporary art in a rural setting at the beautiful site at Raveningham.
We have an exciting opportunity here to create something positive, celebrating the power of the arts to engage and inspire a diverse audience. We are particularly interested in artists and sculptors interested in creating site specific work.
Most artwork on the trail will be available for sale and this year there will be two awards for participating artists, The Visitor’s Choice £400 and The Curator’s Choice £400.
2017 Visitor’s Choice – Rachael Long, Rhino.
2017 Curator’s Choice – Lindsay Slade, Ceramic Window.
About the Curator
The 2018 Trail will see the return of Curator Sarah Cannell. Sarah has curated three of the four Sculpture Trails to date and has 16 years of curating experience in a variety of venues across the UK. She has a unique ability to inspire and engage people in the Arts as well as being able to develop creative concepts which often involve large numbers of people to diverse audiences. Applications for this years trail are open, please email Sarah if you are interested in taking part in the 2018 Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail.
Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail, The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU.
The Sculpture Trail will be open Friday 17th August to Sunday 16th September 2018 daily 10 – 5pm. Entry to the trail is free for 18 and under, £5 for adults and £4 for W&BA members.
The Sculpture Trail is located in a natural environment, the land varies and can be uneven and a little soft underfoot even in the summer. We try to limit the number of nettles but also keep patches for insects and butterflies so please wear suitable footwear, especially when the weather is wet. Photography is permitted as long as the photographs are not used for any commercial purposes. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.
There is free parking on site and disabled parking bays close to the Ravenous Cafe which is wheelchair accessible. Parts of the sculpture trail are not wheelchair accessible due to the uneven ground. There are toilets located on the car park which are wheelchair accessible. Please contact Liz Cannell for further information on 01508 548406 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicky Stainton – Director Waveney & Blyth Arts – email@example.com
Sarah Cannell – Curator – firstname.lastname@example.org – 07718 390108
Liz Cannell – Site Manager – email@example.com – 01508 548406