Giant frog hops into Earsham

The frog sculpture made by Ptolemy Elrington out of items, including a supermarket trolley, thrown

The frog sculpture made by Ptolemy Elrington out of items, including a supermarket trolley, thrown into rivers. - Credit: Archant

Anglian Water commissioned nationally acclaimed sculptor Ptolemy Elrington to make creatures out of shopping trolleys dumped in rivers and his frog, newt and pike are three of the 15 or more artworks on show as part of Waveney and Blyth Arts first ever riverside sculpture trail that starts this weekend.

Curated by artist Sarah Cannell the trail combines a riverside meander through beautiful water meadows with first class site-specific sculpture.

The trail starts and finishes at the River Waveney Trust’s centre at Earsham, Old Harleston Road, near Bungay, and is only on for nine days - from 10am to 4pm tomorrow and Sunday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, August 23 to 25, Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31, and Saturday and Sunday, September 6 and 7.

Entry costs £2 for adults with under 16s free. The trail is an enjoyable and affordable outing for all the family, or adults and children of any age.

As well as the three Ptolemy Elrington sculptures the trail will feature new work by artists including Liz McGowan, Rachael Long, Barbara Leaney and John Bardell, as well as a collaboration between Maggie Campbell and Jenny Goater, and extreme crochet by Kally Davidson!

There is also a special photographic exhibition at the centre by Lynn Gedney.

As well as the trail, Sarah Cannell is leading a guided curator’s walk and she, Maggie Campbell, Kally Davidson, Zoe Green, and Liz McGowan are also running Saturday workshops on landscape drawing, willow working, extreme crochet, rush weaving and environmental art respectively.

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Sarah Cannell’s landscape drawing workshop is on tomorrow. To book a place or find out more email or ring her on 01508 548941.

As well as a new sculpture trail there is also a free sister exhibition of 2 and 3D environmental artwork at Ravenous at the Raveningham Centre and this features such attractions as light boxes by Anna Lise Horsley, Nina Roffey’s found object sculptures, textiles by Biddy Rychnovsky, work by Helen Ripely and paintings by Paul Zawadski, Stuart Green, and Waveney and Blyth Arts chair Nicky Stainton.

The new sculpture trail and exhibition at Ravenous are just two of the 22 activities on offer in August, September and the beginning of October as part of Waveney and Blyth Arts environmental arts festival,

You can find information about events and activities by picking up a free booklet, looking on, or emailing

• Waveney and Blyth Arts riverside walks _ see Page 17.