With so many visual artists resident in this area there always exhibitions and workshops to showcase and share their work and techniques. Given W&BAs commitment to promoting the special qualities of this unique area and the links between the arts and the environment we are happy to support three exhibitions that use creative vision to re-interpret the landscape and wildlife of the valleys.
For further details or to make a booking contact [email protected] or call 07415168806.
Fri 22 June – Sun 22 July
Open: 11am-4pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday only
Waveney & Blyth Arts is very pleased to link with the Ferini Art Gallery to present an exhibition of paintings, prints and sculptures on the theme of River Dwellers. The artists, all members of W&BA, include Fern Spring, Kate Batchelor, Ruth Wharrier, Margaret Parsons, Claire Dowson and Mark Baker. www.feriniartgallery.co.uk
Venue: Ferini Art Gallery, 27 – 29 All Saints’ Road, Pakefield, Lowestoft NR33 0JL. Entry Free
Inspired By Becker Exhibition
Fri 3 August – Sun 5 August
Open: Friday & Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
In its 6th year, the Inspired by Becker Art Society (IBBAS) continues to celebrate Blyth Valley’s connection to Harry Becker, an inspiring artist who lived in Wenhaston and powerfully documented rural life in the early 20th century. Leading East Anglian artists respond to the power and immediacy of Becker’s work in their own style to create exciting contemporary fine art connected to the area. The annual “Paint Out Competition” runs on August 4th. See www.ibbas.co.uk for details.
Tea, coffee and home-made cakes available.
Venue: St Peter’s Church, Wenhaston IP19 9EG. Entry Free
Harleston & Waveney Art Collective
Friday 17 August – Sunday 16 September
Open every day 10am-5pm
To complement the Sculpture Trail, artists from Harleston & Waveney Art Trail Collective exhibit new paintings, textiles, prints and 3D work inspired by the light, colour and forms of the Waveney valley.
All the artists live and work around Harleston and Bungay. All work on display will be for sale, as well as cards, prints and unframed items. See www.hwat.org.uk
Venue: The Ravenous Café Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk NR14 6NU. Entry: Free
Visual Arts Workshops
Visiting the Archive: Exploratory Workshop
Saturday 1 September 10am-1pm
Cost: £10 (£8 W&BA Members)
This workshop, led by visual artist Russell Moreton, will be the start of an enquiry into the archives of W&BA’s initiatives, particularly the conceptual web of 70+ walk routes that criss-cross the W&BA landscape. Russell invites artists to join in a process of documentation, drawing and research through fine art practice that could lead to the mutual exchange of ideas, experimentation with new forms or materials of expression, and an exhibition in 2019.
Venue: Studio, Swan Lane, Harleston. IP20 9AN
Refreshments Tea and coffee included