Arts and sculpture trail to adorn River Waveney this summer

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Sculptures will line the winding course along the bank of the River Waveney in a summer exhibition which opens next week.

More than 40 varied works of art will make up the mile-long sculpture trail at the 24-acre River Waveney Study Centre at Earsham.

Art works will include a 6ft bronze totem pole, figures in steel, wood and reeds and a 25ft fishing boat that has been taken apart and reassembled in different forms.

Exhibition curator Dulcie Humphreys, of the Fairhurst Gallery in Norwich, who has encouraged artists to draw inspiration from the site, said: “If you like walking, wildlife, beautiful scenery and art, this event is one not to be missed.”

Established artists like Patrick Elder, Vanessa Pooley, Mark Goldsworthy, Ros Newman, Michael Lewis and Bridget Heriz will be joined by emerging talents taking part for the first time.

Organised by Waveney and Blyth Arts, the trail is accessible by wheelchair and the tea room and visitors’ centre will also feature an exhibition of works by the Harleston and Waveney Art Trail Collective.

The trail is open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and the bank holiday Monday from August 12 to September 4.

Admission is £5, with under 18s admitted for free. There are also workshops and guided walks.

Full details about the exhibition are available from www.waveneyandblytharts.com