The 2022 Sculpture Trail at Raveningham features 48 selected artists and makers across 3 acres of grounds who responded to the theme of Journey. Artists have developed ideas, artwork, sculpture, site specific works, stories, magic and more for the meadows, pond, gardens, and woodland at Raveningham. By letting their imaginations and aspirations soar they have created a sculpture exhibition to inspire and uplift visitors. The Sculpture Trail team is committed to encouraging public interaction with contemporary art in a rural setting as well as creating space and opportunity for artists to show and sell their work to a diverse audience.
Scroll down to see our 2022 Raveningham Sculpture Trail Artists
Nic Acaster – My practice has always been driven by sustainable ethics and a natural affinity with repurposing wooden structures. My Father was a boat builder and the materials, structures and precision of his craft runs through and directs me as an artist. The artworks on display this year at Raveningham have been cut from a 30ft Hastings & Rye fishing boat called “Rosie Haze RX320”, which I decommissioned in 2016. Each artwork has been made from the elm planking, with great care taken to preserve the boats structure and remnants of its journeys at sea. The artworks are still held together with the original copper rivets, caulking, nails and roves. The silhouette relief sculptures are designed to be viewed from all angles to observe the curve of the boat with the movement of the bird. You can visit me at my studio/gallery: Studio 5, Farleys Farm Yard, Muddles Green, Chiddingly, East Sussex, BN86HW, or view more work on my website nicacaster.com
Grace Adam –
Meg Amsden – The Journey of Psyche – A 3D comic strip, in which the heroine goes on a dangerous quest to find her child’s father Cupid. Small figures, mixed media, scenes on tiles cast in Jesmonite.
Mary Anstee – Parry – These birchbark sculpture of hanging shoes are influenced by the ballet “The Red Shoes” about a girl who is given a pair of magic shoes but they make her dance and dance……
Nick Ball –
James Barrett Nobbs –
Helen Breach – HugMe II – A rocket full of alien escapees who paid unscrupulous traffickers for a journey to a safe planet. Constructed with recycled household items and materials (including last year’s sculpture!), the journey ends at Raveningham.
Ruth Brumby –
Sara Budzik – Sara is trying to save the world, one snail at a time! She wants to encourage us to see the beauty in some of the less popular creatures that we share our planet with, in the hope that it will encourage us to take better care of our fragile ecosystem. Sara is creating a porcelain installation piece for this year’s visitors to enjoy entitled Cornucopia.
Laura Cannell – UNLOCKING RITUALS is the new solo EP from UK based Composer, Performer and Improviser, Laura Cannell. Stepping away from her signature overbow violin and recorders, this EP features a full church pipe organ built in 1899 recorded live inside a large 14th century rural East Anglian village church. Improvisation and fragmented ancient musical relics are at the heart of Cannell’s music, and here there is a joy in playing something new and discovering the slow moving air inside instrument and the space it is rooted in. Listen here
Sarah Cannell – 1000 Vessel Project; a journey in ceramics and surface design through the process of making 1000 ceramic vessels.
Dawny Christien and Lorraine Crowe
Harry Chrystall – ‘Barrow’ – Harry Chrystall is a multi disciplinary artist and designer. His practice encompasses both figurative and abstract themes which he explores with a variety of materials in two and three dimensions. His current work examines the relationship between artwork and spectator and how the universal and abstract principles that pervade our daily experience are mirrored in this uncertain relationship.
Rachel Collier – Wilson – Crows flit between roof tops, like our connections with others, sharing news and plans. Communicating ‘as the crow flies’. Corvids as emblems of our journeying through difficult and challenging times. Linocut prints on fabric.
Dom Cooper – Sculptures in plaster inspired by shapes and forms found around us – the flowing curves of cloud formations, buds on plants, seed pods, oil in a firing pan. Siple, organic and spontaneous.
Kally Davidson –
Natasha Day – Attraction to materials defines my practice, combining mediums to enhance composition, texture and beauty. To lead the viewer to enjoy the sensual act of looking, making sense of the work for themselves.
Sarah Ellis – Choosing from the wealth of materials found discarded in the streets, Sarah has created a diverse series of “pyramids” using a wide range of materials, mostly man-made some natural. Drinks cans, plastic bottles, masks and gloves were obvious choices, but finding diverse materials became an obsession. The work is presented as one installation, hanging or rising from the ground, shaping the surrounding space and light, ever changing in the breeze.
Jen Fox – The phenomenological method of her work is the act of walking; she creates work in response to time and sequence, showing her emotional response and connection to the landscape. Jen looks at ways in which we define ourselves in terms of our multiple connections, and belonging to different communities and within the natural environment.
Joella Gardner – process-led practice is based on a personal engagement with nature and sustainability. Fascinated by the details and processes of the organic, her work celebrates and carries an essence of what she experiences in the natural world. Through the careful balance between material and construction, her work explores ideas of change and impermanence, embracing unpredictability and serendipity through an experimental process. The materiality of her work aims to create a sense of time and place, raising questions about life’s constraints and opportunities, illuminating the processes and paradoxes of our own lives.
Stephanie Gilbert – pop up gallery
Beth Groom – Beth’s work has evolved from observing objects gathered in her everyday. From flora and fauna to the discarded man made. Led by the material and the process of making.
Spadge Hopkins – Spadge is creating on a full time basis, currently in three dimensions and in metal. He likes to convey movement through form, projection and shadow. Ravens for Raveningham.
Andy Jarrett –
David Johnson – pop up gallery
Maureen Jordan – Flag Iris An installation of painted glass, light and etched text “the light gleams an instant, then it’s night once more.”
Julie Leaming – Responding to this year’s theme of Journeys, Julie’s bird sculptures are a direct reference to both the flight and resting place for the migrating birds that Norfolk is well known for. Her work is about form, space and movement and with the forthcoming work for Raveningham, these majestic creatures will be distilled to s a simple form as they find their resting place in the meditative space within the garden.
Cindy Lee Wright
Mary Littlefield – As I write this today 252 asylum seekers made it to Britain in inflatable boats across the English Channel. They are the minority who make it, many do not. Refugees drown , they freeze, they suffocate in lorries or die of thirst and heat in deserts. This work is about those who do not finish their journey and reminds us that for an accident of birth it could be us. Mary is a multi-media artist from Norfolk. She works using recyclable materials wherever possible. Recently her work has focused on Myth and and non-binary sexuality. Current work is concerned with the solidarity that women provide for each other and the people around them.
Sophie Marritt – Pond Sounds
Andy Maule – In this work “Upwards”, Andy Maule sees the ambitions, the struggles, and the effort, we all confront in this uncertain world. We are not all climbers but we all know we can do it, but that we won’t be complete until we reach the top.
Microkino – A selection of short animations responding to the theme of Journey, curated by Suzie Hannah.
Jonathan Nichols – An established metal sculptor from the Suffolk Norfolk border. Nichols sculpts mainly British native wildlife and has been creating work for about 35 years. He started his career chainsaw carving with wood.
Jane Rands – pop up gallery
Nina Roffey – pop up gallery
Annette Rolston – pop up gallery
Sarah Rooms Heaphy
Zoe Rubens – I am fascinate by different perceptions of reality and the consequences that evolve…
Five years ago, Gordon Senior returned to his studio in Norfolk having spent most of the previous 15 years in the Central Valley of California. During that time his work was influenced by living and working in two countries. It evolved into installations of many repeated units. His sculpture was preoccupied with journeys, voyages, and vessels. The major theme running through this work is man’s relationship to nature. The sculptures identify frozen moments in time, significant pauses in the migratory passage and the longest journey .
Louise Severyn – Kosinka
Laura Such – Sweet Dreams, 1:9, 2022, Jesmonite on Concrete. Toying with forms that intrigue and engage, Laura alters the materiality of everyday objects- reassessing the meaning and fabric of the familiar. Sweet Dreams is a touching reminder of loss, as an integral part of the cycle of life.
Becky Tough – A personal narrative created through half told truths that float in and out of focus. Interaction between the real of the present and the imagined spaces of the past.
Yvonne Wildi – Taking inspiration from mythology, nature and beautiful form, Enchanted Wireworks creates figures to bring a touch of elemental magic to your home or garden. At the heart of each figure is a desire to bring joy which can help us to move into a lighter state of presence and leave behind struggles, even if only for a short time.
Peter Wiltshire – A Tree’s Journey – In the dark little changes, whilst above ground the seasonal drama unfolds. Stained glass panels including fixings – Winter £290, Summer £290, Autumn £290