The Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail will return to south Norfolk for five weeks this weekend.
Previous years have seen thousands of visitors attend the trail, which will this year feature the work of 38 different artists.
Organised by Waveney & Blyth Arts, the event takes place at The Raveningham Centre, ten miles south of Norwich, on a three-acre site of lawns, hidden groves, orchards and walkways.
Now in its sixth year, this year’s trail will boast sound installations as well as 3-D constructions and sculpture.
An installation by musicians Laura Cannell and Polly Wright involves brightly coloured telephone receivers set amongst the trees. Visitors will be able to hear tracks from their new album, Sing as the Crow Flies.
Earlier this month, the duo’s debut vocal album, which was recorded in the centre, was named folk album of the week by The Guardian.
In it, the composers and performers re-voice the voices of the lost, forgotten and hidden people who have lived through the centuries in the rural landscape of the Norfolk/Suffolk border.
Growing up on either side of the River Yare, with a common love of the area, Laura and Polly share deep roots in the marshes and traditions of this rural area. Polly Wright said:
Both established and up-and-coming artists have explored the theme of The Woven Woodland for this year’s sculpture trail using materials, structures and creative ideas in the meadows, woodland and natural spaces at Raveningham. Nicky Stainton from Waveney & Blyth Arts said:
Last year 4,000 visitors completed the sculpture trail.
Most artwork on the trail will be available for sale and there will be a pop-up gallery in the farmhouse showing prints, paintings, textiles and ceramics.
The trail runs from Friday 2 August until Sunday 8 September and is open every day from 10am until 5pm at The Raveningham Centre in Beccles Road, Raveningham.
For more information, visit www.waveneyandblytharts.com