Waveney & Blyth Arts is excited to be planning it’s fourth Sculpture Trail in the Waveney Valley, part of ‘Celebrate Waveney & Blyth 2017’, an annual programme of events that highlight the unique character of the two valleys situated in north Suffolk and south Norfolk. Following three successful years at the River Waveney Trust site in Earsham, which attracted 45 artists and over 3000 visitors in 2016, we are delighted to have the opportunity to explore further along the Waveney Valley and the 2017 Sculpture Trail will be hosted by The Raveningham Centre, 8 miles east of Earsham, 12 miles south of Norwich.

The Raveningham Centre offers a very different location with new opportunities for site specific work and sculpture in the grounds of Castell Farm, a Tudor farmhouse with an old orchard and kitchen gardens. The Ravenous Cafe is on site and 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 2017

The Curator’s overall vision is to continue to encourage public interaction with contemporary art in a rural setting, this year 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.

All artwork in the trail will be available for sale (where appropriate) and this year there will be two awards for participating artists, The Visitor’s Choice £400 and The Curator’s Choice £400.

About the Curator

The 2017 Trail will see the return of Curator Sarah Cannell. Sarah curated the first and second of the River Waveney Sculpture Trails in 2014 & 2015 and has curated many diverse exhibitions and projects around 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. Curator Contact Info: Sarah Cannell, c/o Cinnamon Gallery, The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU. sarah.cannell1@gmail.com 07718 390108.

Applications for this years trail are closed, please email Sarah if you are interested in taking part in the 2018 Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail.

Highlights from Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail @ Earsham