Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail

  • Date: Fri 2nd Aug 2019
  • Time: 10:00 am
  • Location: Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail When it is:
  • Contact: The Raveningham Centre / Beccles Road / Raveningham / Norfolk / NR14 6NU

Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail
2nd August – 8th September 2019, open daily 10am – 5pm

The sixth Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail is set to return to south Norfolk in 2019.

Annually attracting thousands of visitors to the region, this year’s trail will feature the work of 38 artists from across the UK.

Organised by Waveney & Blyth Arts, the event takes place at The Raveningham Centre, ten miles south of Norwich, on a three-acre site of lawns, hidden groves, orchards and walkways.

Each year the organisation hosts a programme of events that highlights the unique character of the Waveney and Blyth valleys situated in north Suffolk and south Norfolk.

In 2019 the sculpture trail will take place over five weeks, from Friday 2nd August to Sunday 8th September and will include site-specific work, 3-D constructions and sculpture.

A new area of woodland, which gives views out over neighbouring meadows and pasture land, has been opened up for 2019 to provide a space for large-scale sculpture.

Both established and up-and-coming artists will be exploring the theme of The Woven Woodland through their work using materials, structures and creative ideas in the meadows, woodland and natural spaces at Raveningham.

The Trail, which drew almost 4,000 visitors in 2018, is curated again by Sarah Cannell. All artwork on the trail will be available for sale and there will be a pop-up gallery in the farmhouse showing prints, paintings, textiles and ceramics.

The trail is open every day from 10am until 5pm at The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk NR14 6NU.

Entry is £6 for adults (£5 members of Waveney & Blyth Arts), under 18s are free. Pay on entry only.

There is plentiful free parking and designated disabled parking. Toilets are wheelchair accessible and have nappy changing facilities. A mobility scooter will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for a small donation.

The Ravenous Café will be open every day for light lunches, drinks, cakes, and home-made refreshments, and will feature an exhibition of textiles by Helen Howes.

Additional activities will take place including a curator’s guided walk, a BSL guided walk, workshops, performances and family events.

For more information about Waveney & Blyth Arts and the sculpture trail visit www.waveneyandblytharts.com

Additional activities running throughout the sculpture trail

• Music inspired by Bugs & Blossoms
The Sensing Nature Ensemble will perform songs and improvised pieces composed collaboratively by the group in response to the sounds and images of nature, and Janet Koralambe will lead singers from local choirs in songs from different cultures celebrating the natural world. Outside, or in the café if wet.
Sat 3 Aug, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
The Raveningham Centre
£6 (W&BA members £5)

• Curator’s Guided Walk
Gain a greater insight into the works on display and the artists who have contributed with Sculpture Trail curator Sarah Cannell.
Weds 4 Sept, 10am – 12.30pm
The Raveningham Centre
£10 (W&BA members £8) includes entry to the Sculpture Trail

• British Sign Language Curator’s Guided Walk
For British Sign Language speakers with BSL interpreter. Gain a greater insight into the works on display and the artists who have contributed with Sculpture Trail curator Sarah Cannell.
Weds 4 Sept, 2pm – 4.30pm
The Raveningham Centre
£4 for BSL users and companions, includes entry to the Sculpture Trail