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Your chance to take part in fifth Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail

PUBLISHED: 16:49 12 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:27 15 December 2017

Waveney Sculpture Trail 2017. Picture: Vanessa Pooley

Waveney Sculpture Trail 2017. Picture: Vanessa Pooley

Vanessa Pooley

An exciting opportunity has arisen for sculpture artists to showcase their works at a popular annual trail.

Waveney Sculpture Trail 2017. Picture: Caroline MackenzieWaveney Sculpture Trail 2017. Picture: Caroline Mackenzie

Organisers of the Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail have appealed for artists to come forward and take part in the display, which takes place at the Raveningham Centre.

The event, which attracts thousands of visitors each year, is part of an annual programme of events designed to highlight the character of the two valleys separating the south of Norfolk with the north of Suffolk - Celebrate the Waveney and Blyth 2018.

Artists will have the opportunity to ply their trades in the picturesque grounds of Tudor farmhouse Castell Farm.

Applications are now open for both new and established artists to take part in the event, which is now in its fifth year.

Nicky Stainton of Waveney and Blyth Arts said: “The response from visitors to the 2017 Sculpture Trail at Raveningham was extremely positive.

“Visitors found the trail around the grounds accessible and enjoyed the wide range of works, with many people returning for several visits.

“We hope to build on this success and attract visitors from an even wider area in 2018.”

The event, which takes place over August and September, will see artists able to choose from a variety of picturesque landscapes to work in, including an orchard, pond scenes, shrubberies and lawn areas.

Curator Sarah Cannell said: “Following the huge amount of work spent getting the site ready for 2017 we now have a fabulous blank canvas to work with for our fifth trail in the lush countryside at Raveningham.

“I am so excited to see how artists and makers respond creatively. Often a space can spark a new idea for a piece of work and I feel it is my job to encourage and support each artist to realise their creative vision.”

Sculptures on display last year included a whale made from a recycled fishing boat, an antique bath being used and a North Sea Cloak woven from seaweed and feathers.

Miss Cannel added: “In 2018 artists will, I am sure, continue to delight, challenge and inspire visitors of all ages.”

To apply to take part, visit www.waveneysculpturetrail.com or email sarah.cannell1@gmail.com.

Applications close on Friday, January 26.

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