HWAT News: TEXTILE DEMONSTRATION DAY on Friday 18th May 2018

Friday May 18th 2018, 11am to 6pm.

Seven textile artists who are taking part in this year’s Harleston and Waveney Art Trail will be opening their studios a day early for visitors with a special textile interest. All these artists have developed their skills over many years, and between them cover a wide range of textile disciplines. Their studios are within a short distance of each other, between Pulham and Bungay:

Isobel Auker (wool and silk felting) Pulham St Mary, studio 4
Rose Martin (painting on silk) Needham, 2
Christina Greathead (hand and machine stitching) Starston, 5
Caryl Challis (contemporary batik) Harleston, 6
Ingrid Duffy (textile collage and stitch) Homersfield, 12
Lin Patterson (piecing, colour and construction) South Elmham, 11
Poppy Szaybo (stitch and surface decoration) Bungay, 17

Visitors will be offered a unique chance to see and experience a variety of processes and techniques with fibre, cloth, colour and stitch, and also to find out about textile workshops available throughout the year.

For a map and directions to the studios, you can download the Harleston & Waveney Art Trail Open Studios 2018 [PDF, 6 MB].

Waveney Revisited: new exhibition at The Corn Hall, Diss

Waveney Revisited, a new exhibition organised by members of HWAT, has recently opened at the newly refurbished Corn Hall in Diss, featuring the work of twenty four artists in the annual art trail. The collective theme is encounters, moments and responses to the Waveney Valley. A smaller ‘taster’ exhibition will also be hosted at The Farmer’s Kitchen near Alburgh, with one work from each artist on display. Both exhibitions will showcase the exciting range of art created by the artists in HWAT – from vibrant abstracts and evocative landscapes, to textiles, printmaking and sculpture.

Chairman of HWAT, Malcolm Cudmore, said: “Both exhibitions will showcase recent works from members and give visitors the chance to see the quality and breadth of work that will form Harleston & Waveney Art Trail in 2018“.

The exhibition Waveney Revisited at The Corn Hall is free entry, open 10am-4pm Monday to Saturday, from 2nd May to 2nd June 2018. Visit Diss Cornhall website for more details.

HWAT’s recent book, Waveney Reflections, will also be on sale at both exhibitions.

The Harleston & Waveney Art Trail in 2018: Two weekends!

19th and 20th May, and 26th, 27th and 28th May 2018 (Late Spring Bank Holiday weekend).

Download the Harleston & Waveney Art Trail Guide 2018 [PDF, 6 MB].


ALDEBURGH AFFORDABLE ART SHOW is HWAT’s new autumn exhibition at the Garage Gallery in Aldeburgh (below the Peter Pears Gallery), for one week from Thursday 12th October to Wednesday 18th October 2017.

An exhibition of paintings, original prints, contemporary textiles and handcrafted clocks and boxes.


Oval Clock by Graham Rayner

Open daily 10am – 4.30pm from Thursday 12th October to Wednesday 18th October 2017.

12 – 18 October 2017 at The Garage Gallery
152 High Street
IP15 5AQ

Exhibition open 10am – 4.30pm daily.

Batik by Caryl Challis

If you are on Facebook, you can also keep up to date with news on some HWAT artists’ news via HWAT Artists on Facebook page.

HWAT Summer Exhibition at Raveningham Centre

In collaboration with Waveney & Blyth Arts’ 2017 Sculpture Trail at the Raveningham Centre in south Norfolk, HWAT artists are hosting a summer exhibition in the Ravenous Café. Exhibition & Café open daily 10am – 5pm during the Sculpture Trail.

Harleston & Waveney Art Trail Summer Exhibition
Friday 18 August – Sunday 17 September 2017
Ravenous Café, Raveningham Centre
Beccles Road
NR14 6NU
Open daily 10am – 5pm, all work is for sale.


In the relaxing setting of the Ravenous Café, the Harleston & Waveney Art Trail Collective will be offering a vibrant show of new paintings, textiles, prints and 3-D work, all inspired by the light, colour and forms of the Waveney Valley. All artwork on display will be for sale, in addition to a selection of cards, prints and other unframed artworks. Entry to this exhibition is free.


Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail at Raveningham
Friday 18 August – Sunday 17 September 2017
Sculpture Trail open every day 10am – 5pm
The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk NR14 6NU
Entry fee for the Sculpture Trail is £5. More information can be found at www.waveneyvalleysculpturetrail.com


HWAT Spring Show 2017 – The Old Kings Head Brockdish


The HWAT Spring exhibition is at The Old Kings Head, Brockdish, from Tuesday 2nd May to Sunday 4th June 2017.

Meet the Artists on Sunday 7th May from 3 – 6pm at The Old Kings Head.


2nd May – 4th June 2017
The Old Kings Head
IP21 4JY
Tel. 01379 668843

Opening Times: Tuesday to Thursday 10am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 10am-11pm, Sunday 10am-9pm. Closed on Mondays. Visit www.kingsheadbrockdish.co.uk for more details.

All work in the exhibition is for sale. A percentage of all sales will go to the East Coast Hospice.