The Harleston & Waveney Art Trail (also known as HWAT) is a diverse and lively community of professional artists who live and work in the beautiful Waveney Valley, all within reach of Harleston, a small market town on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk. The Harleston & Waveney Art Trail has taken place every summer since 2005. Each year we open our studios and workshops for two or three consecutive weekends.

Entry to all studios and workshops is free, browsers are very welcome, and work can be purchased direct from the artists. All the studios are within ten miles of Harleston: you can tour by bike, on foot or by car (we hope the weather will be nice, and the roses out!). 

The many art forms pursued by our artists include drawings, paintings, print making, sculpture, textiles, photography, ceramics, glass and mosaics.

Leading up to (and during) our Art Trail weekends, we usually hold accompanying “taster” exhibitions in local venues where visitors can see examples of members’ work. Up until 2012, The Harleston Gallery was the physical hub of the Art Trail. From 2020, The Old Harnessmakers Gallery in Harleston regularly features the work of HWAT artists. News about future taster or other group exhibitions will be featured on this website.

Read more about the history of HWAT.