The flagship event of Waveney & Blyth Arts’ annual Celebrate programme
Sculpture in the Valley 2020 is the 7th annual sculpture event led by W&BA. It takes place within our annual Celebrate programme, which uses arts and culture to connect people to the landscape and heritage of the Waveney and Blyth river valleys, coastal areas and market towns. Our multi-arts programme offers a lens to view the environment through and to discover the fascination and stories of those connected to the micro-region.
Meet The Artists
We have some amazing artists taking part this year. You can view some of their work and links to their profiles here.
Official Update: April 2020
2020 was set to be a significant year for Waveney & Blyth Arts as we celebrate 10 years of our organisation. We planned to move our annual sculpture event (formerly the Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail) to Potton Hall located close to Dunwich Forest in the Blyth valley area of Suffolk, and we re-christened it to Sculpture in the Valley.
Unfortunately, we’ve made the decision to cancel our event on 18th July-2nd August at Potton Hall.
We have been reviewing the situation and it’s clear that we won’t be able to safely deliver the originally planned event due to the current restrictions and reduced resources. Plus, we recognise that during the COVID-19 situation many of our artists are unable to access studio spaces or materials and, with increased domestic & caring duties, are unable to develop their artwork as originally planned.
Watch this space…
This isn’t the last you’ll hear of Sculpture in the Valley this year. With such an incredible selection of artists due to take part, we want to do all we can online to display their work in a safe and accessible way. As of yet, we’re not sure what form this might take, but it could be exhibitions, video interviews, selling work through our website, workshops, talks or other ‘fringe’ style events under the Sculpture in the Valley banner. This programme will be dependent on the latest government guidelines, our resources and funding we’re able to access.
In the mean time, we’d love to share with you what our Sculpture in the Valley Artists have been working on, so in the coming weeks we’ll be adding their names and samples of their work to this page, along with links to their websites and social media. Look out for announcements about this on W&BA’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.