Our annual sculpture event will be back for 2020 for the 7th year. Sculpture in the Valley 2020 will be held at Potton Hall, Westleton from 18th July to 2nd August 2020.
With support from a sub-committee of experienced sculpture artists, we are developing an Artist Call-out which will be published before Christmas 2020. Look out for more information on our website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in the coming weeks…
At our Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail event last year, we had around 5000 visitors, of which 1000 were children & young people, and sold artwork for over half of the artists taking part. More importantly we have inspired people of all ages and created fresh discourse about contemporary art/sculpture and the environment in a positive way.
The following cash prizes and commendations were awarded:
The Curator’s Vote 2019
Nick Ball (£250 prize) – Sarah Cannell selected ‘Vortex’ for the way that it worked in the space, use of materials and scale, links with the Woven Woodland and the immersive experience of walking through the structure.
The People’s Vote 2019
1 – Tobias Ford (£250 prize)
2 – James Barrett-Nobbs (£175 prize)
3 – Connie Adams (£125 prize)
4 – Andy Jarrett
5 – Christine Baxter
6 – Fern Spray
7 – Peter Wiltshire
8 – Boudiccas Women
9 – Gill Wicks
10 – Mike Challis
Just over 3000 people of all ages voted for their favourites and every single artist received votes!
Curator Sarah Cannell commented ” It was very hard to select the Curator’s Prize. There were a number of works that I wanted to choose including Grace Adam’s evocative signposts, Sarah Dyball’s woven entrance piece to the new woodland space, Rebecca Clifford’s stitched local place names, Viv C’s key installation, Christine Leech’s mysterious reflective work, to name a few!! I think that a lot of the strength of the trail this year came from the thoughtfulness of the way the works interacted with their individual spaces combined with a huge range of materials and techniques.“