Region set for host of art events

Cafe Society. The studio cafe, Harleston.Artists involved in the Harleston and Waveney art trail.

Cafe Society. The studio cafe, Harleston.Artists involved in the Harleston and Waveney art trail. (left to right) Jane German, Val Lindsell , Basil Leith and David Page.Photo: Nick ButcherCopy: For: EDP NorfolkEDP pics © 2006(01603) 772434 - Credit: EDP pics © 2006

Artists from south Norfolk and north Suffolk will be showcasing their art work this summer at a host of events across the region.

For the eleventh year Harleston and Waveney Art Trail will be displaying a wide variety of artworks from local artists on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 and over the May Bank Holiday weekend of Saturday, May 23 to Monday, May 25 between 11am to 6pm.

Visitors will be able to see a wide variety of artworks including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, textiles, assemblage, contemporary batiks, mosaics and ceramics.

Twenty-four professional artists in the collective who live and work in the Waveney Valley region will be opening their art studios providing visitors with a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes, talk to the artists and exchange ideas without the pressure to buy.

There will also be many works for sale for those visitors wishing to buy artists’ work at studio prices.

Showcase exhibitions to give visitors a taster of each artists work will also take place during the open studios event at the Pennoyers Centre in Pulham St Mary from May 16 to May 24 and the Fisher Theatre Cafe and Gallery in Bungay from May 15 to May 30.

Brochures with a map showing studio locations will be available from various locations from now, including libraries, pubs and restaurants in the region.

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The events main exhibition this year will be held at the Forum in Norwich from July 13 and July 17. Most of the artists will be showing work and expectations are high for an eclectic selection of the very best from the collective.

The River Waveney Book Project will host a diverse collection of artists’ work responding to different locations along the River Waveney, stretching from Brockdish to Bungay.

The project aims to provide a stimulating visual record of one of our major Norfolk rivers providing readers with a creative visual interpretation of a river that has long been the home and inspiration for authors and painters throughout history. Preparatory drawings and additional pieces of work will be shown at the Waveney River Centre from August 14 to September 6 in conjunction with Waveney & Blyth Arts River Sculpture Trail.

Full details can be found in the brochures or online at

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