Monthly Archives: February 2014

HWAT News : open studios and exhibitions 2014

HWAT has a number of exciting exhibitions lined up for 2014, the tenth anniversary of the Harleston & Waveney Art Trail.

In April 2014 we will be having a group exhibition, ‘A Sense of Place’, at the Pond Gallery at Snape Maltings in Suffolk.

sarah johnson watercolour painting
Painting by Sara Johnson

3 – 9 April 2014
Pond Gallery
Snape Maltings
Suffolk IP17 1SR
Open 10am – 5pm
‘Meet the Artists’ on Sunday 6 April, from midday to 4pm

Also in April we will have a special exhibition of affordable mini-works (all priced at £25 each, and always popular!) at The Fisher Theatre in Bungay, Suffolk. However, the identities of the artists behind the works will be a secret until they are sold! We will have a special ‘meet the artists’ preview on Tuesday 15 April 2014, 7 – 8.30pm.

7 – 20 April 2014
The Fisher Theatre Café
NR35 1EE
‘Meet the Artists’ on Tuesday 15 April 2014, 7pm – 8.30pm


HWAT 2014
Our new open studio dates for HWAT 2014 are over two weekends: 24, 25, 26 May (holiday weekend) & 31 May – 1 June 2014

All artists studios will be open from 11am to 6pm. HWAT 2014 brochures will be available from March-April 2014 in various local venues and also downloadable from this website. Download HWAT 2014 brochure [PDF 2mb]. To coincide with HWAT’s two open studio weekends, we will have TWO showcase exhibitions to give our visitors a taster of each artist’s work.

HWAT Open Studios Showcase Exhibition I
22 – 31 May 2014
The Pennoyer Centre
Pulham St Mary
IP21 4QT
Private View on Wednesday 21 May 2014, 6.30 – 8.30pm

HWAT Open Studios Showcase Exhibition II
18 May – 15 June 2014
Waveney Gallery
Blacksmiths Nursery
IP21 4QA
‘Meet the Artists’ Preview on Sunday 18 May 2014, 1pm – 4pm

Painting by Rose Martin

In August 2014 we will return to the Waveney Gallery with a special themed exhibition:

23 August to 6 September 2014
In celebration of ‘Rose Weekend’ on 23/24 August 2014
Open daily 10am – 5pm.

In September 2014 we will be returning to the Peter Pears Gallery in Aldeburgh with a new exhibition, ‘Coastal Wanderings’:

18 – 24 September 2014
Peter Pears Gallery
152 High Street
IP15 5AQ
‘Meet the Artists’ on Sunday 21 September 2014, 12 noon to 4pm

The ‘Coastal Wanderings’ exhibition will be open daily 10am – 5pm, with a special ‘meet the artists’ afternoon on Sunday 21 September from midday to 4pm.

Woodcut Print by Chris Mound

Please check back again soon as we will provide more details of these special events nearer the time. In the meantime, we wish all of our supporters a wonderful 2014!

HWAT News : The Art Trail Expands in 2014

The Art Trail Expands in 2014

The Harleston & Waveney Art Trail Collective (HWAT) is going from strength to strength. Last year’s thirty three members have been joined by seven new members elected at the recent AGM. The seven artists add to HWAT’s already diverse range of skills, experience and approaches to art.

Bungay Church by Barbara Bernard

Barbara Bernard in Ditchingham is a silkscreen printer who also paints and works in needlepoint; Jean and Derek Bailey, based in Bungay, both use a surprisingly wide range of media; as does Malcolm Cudmore, also Bungay-based, who adds portraiture.

Clementine by Malcolm Cudmore

Victoria Townley, in Needham, has her graphic design background for her recycling of objects. Harleston artist Nicky Stainton uses acrylic, charcoal, oils and monoprints while Katherine Wallace, also of Harleston, adds pastel, wax and batik dyes in her abstract works.

Future 5 by Derek Baitey

The Art Trail’s success depends on the high standard it maintains. That is why joining the collective is no walkover. As well as having to have their studios within ten miles of Harleston, prospective members have to show the selection group – which meets annually to evaluate applications – that they can maintain or improve the already high profile of existing members’ work.

As well as opening their studios to the public over two or three summer weekends, the HWAT Collective now exhibits throughout the year. 2014 will see shows at the Pond Gallery at Snape Maltings; a return to Aldeburgh’s Peter Pears Gallery; and local galleries Pennoyer’s Centre in Pulham St Mary, Bungay’s Fisher Theatre, and Rushall’s Waveney Gallery. Read more about our exhibitions in 2014.

A business consultant to Harleston said that most towns, Town Councils and shopkeepers would “give their right arm” to have an art group like Harleston & Waveney Art Trail attracting visitors and money to the area. The Art Trail studios log up anything from 4,500 to 5,500 visitors over the usual three summer weekends – visitors purchasing between £25,000 to £35,000 worth of art works; and the number of visitors has increased year by year.

2014 is a special year for the Harleston & Waveney Art Trail – it being ten years since the Art Trail was founded in 2004. The 2014 programme will be available from March from many sources in Norfolk and Suffolk, as will be a downloadable PDF from this website.

[Text by David Rock]