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Art Exhibition, Sat 19 - Mon 28 May 2018, free entry


A Norfolk art collective is set to open their studio doors in the picturesque Waveney Valley.
From vibrant abstracts and evocative landscapes to textiles, prints and sculptures there will be a range of art forms on offer.
The Harleston & Waveney Art Trail takes place across two weekends on May 19-20 and 26-28 from 11am – 6pm each day, featuring the work of 24 artists at 23 locations.
Visitors will be able to see artists at work, browse their collections and purchase work direct from the studios.
Chairman of HWAT, Malcolm Cudmore, said: “Getting prepared for the Trail each year is always exciting. Some things seem the same, but there is always change.
“Each artist's work develops over time and it is great see new themes emerge. Those who've had a year out come back with renewed vigour. And, one or two others take time out for research and refreshment - causing me to speculate about all the exciting things they'll be showing in another year.
“The textile group, which has exhibited together in previous years, has added a new feature to this year's Trail. There will be an additional, "have-a-go" day on the Friday May, 18. This will give visitors a hands-on experience of the techniques and skills that go into their excellent work.
“Constantly evolving, this year's Trail promises something for all tastes and artistic interests. Come and join us.”
Artist Chris Mound, whose woodcuts take inspiration from nature, said: “'Opening my studio to the public is daunting but fun. It is a good opportunity to get first hand feedback on my work.
“I believe strongly in encouraging creative activity for wellbeing, so I am happy to demonstrate and talk about what I do.”
Painter Sara Johnson said: “I very much look forward to taking part in the annual Harleston & Waveney Art Trail, to welcome familiar faces, collectors, & new visitors to my studio, home & garden. It provides me with valuable feedback on my work & a chance to show my paintings to the local community. It gives visitors an opportunity to meet me in my own working environment , surrounded by the things that inspire me.”
The group is also hosting two exhibitions in the run up to the open studios event. The first, Waveney Revisited, takes place at Diss Corn Hall from Thursday, May 3 until Sunday, June 3.
The second exhibition will take place at The Farmer’s Kitchen near Alburgh and will run from Monday, April 30 until Thursday, May 31.
For more information and for full listings please visit the group’s website at
The group’s recent book Waveney Reflections will also be on sale at both exhibitions.

Children welcome

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Sat 19 - Mon 28 May 2018 11:00 to 18:00
Open 19-20 May and 26-28 May 11am - 6pm


Free entry

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Sat 19 - Mon 28 May Harleston & Waveney Art Trail


Christina Greathead

01379 852352


Town Centre,
IP20 9AS



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