Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail

Waveney & Blyth Arts is excited to be planning it’s fifth Waveney Valley 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 pop up 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 2019

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 1st £250, 2nd £200, 3rd £150 and The Curator’s Choice £250.

2019 Visitor’s Choice 1st – TBC

2019 Visitor’s Choice 2nd – TBC

2019 Visitor’s Choice 3rd – TBC

2019 Curator’s Choice – TBC

2018 Visitor’s Choice – James Barrett-Nobbs, Cutlery Creatures.

2018 Curator’s Choice – Bee Springwood, Gathering Space.

2017 Visitor’s Choice – Rachael Long, Rhino.

2017 Curator’s Choice – Lindsay Slade, Ceramic Window.

About the Curator

The 2019 Trail will see the return of Curator Sarah Cannell. Sarah has curated five of the six Sculpture Trails to date and has 20 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 now closed, please email Sarah if you are interested in taking part in the 2020 Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail.

Curator Contact Info: Sarah Cannell, c/o Cinnamon Gallery, The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU. sarah.cannell1@gmail.com


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