Friday 2 August – 8 September 2019
Open every day 10am – 5pm
Venue: The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk NR14 6NU
Entry: £6 (£5 members of Waveney & Blyth Arts), under 18s free. Pay on entry only
The sixth annual Sculpture Trail will again feature site-specific work, 3-D constructions and sculpture by artists from East Anglia in the lovely setting of the Raveningham Centre, near Beccles. In 2019 artists are being asked to explore the theme of The Woven Woodland through materials, structures and creative ideas.
The site is made up of three acres of lawns, shrubberies and orchard around Tudor buildings which house a range of intriguing artisan businesses and a café. For 2019 a new area of woodland, which gives views out over neighbouring meadows and pasture land, is being opened up and provides new opportunities for artists to make work on a larger scale.
Curator Sarah Cannell has located site-specific installations, 3-D constructions and sculpture by over 30 artists from East Anglia and beyond, including Mark Goldsworthy, Andy Jarrett, Janette Lazell, Sarah Dyball, Tobias Ford, Bee Springwood, Mike Challis, and Rob Harries.
A pop-up gallery in the farmhouse shows prints, paintings, textiles and fragile pieces and there are large-scale textile works by Helen Howes in the Ravenous Cafe.
Parking: plentiful free parking and designated disabled parking.
Toilets: including a wheelchair accessible toilet and nappy changing facilities.
Access: A mobility scooter will be available on a first come first served basis for a small donation. Or to ensure one is available when you want to visit contact Shaun Green of Norfolk Mobility Scooters on 01603 784474 to book a suitable model.
Ravenous Café will be open every day for light lunches, drinks, cakes, and home-made refreshments, and will feature an exhibition of textiles.
Additional activities on site
Saturday 3 August
MUSIC INSPIRED BY BUGS & BLOSSOMS
Sensing Nature Ensemble
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.
£6 (W&BA members £5)
Wednesday 4 September
CURATOR’S GUIDED WALK
Curator’s Guided Walk with Sarah Cannell
Gain a greater insight into the works on display and the artists who have contributed with Sculpture Trail curator Sarah Cannell.
£10 (W&BA members £8) includes entry to Sculpture Trail
Wednesday 4 September
BSL CURATOR’S GUIDED WALK
As above for British Sign Language speakers with BSL interpreter. In conjunction with
£4 for BSL users and companions includes entry to Sculpture Trail