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Last chance to see inside artists’ studios along the Harleston and Waveney Art Trail

19:41 29 June 2012

Wrecked West Pier 12 by Gill Levin, from Needham, who is taking part in the Harleston and Waveney Art Trail.

Wrecked West Pier 12 by Gill Levin, from Needham, who is taking part in the Harleston and Waveney Art Trail.

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Next weekend will be the last chance to sneak a peek inside artists’ studios as the eighth Harleston and Waveney Art Trail 2012 comes to a close.

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Members of the public can drop in to see work in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, garden design, textiles and photography, and meet the people who make the work in their workshops, often also in their homes and gardens, on June 30-July 1 and July 7–8, 11am–6pm.

Among the artists opening their homes to the public is Alan Frewin, who is known for his oil painting and slipware pottery at Millhouse Pottery, Station Road, Harleston.

He said: “I became a self-employed potter in 1965, setting up Millhouse pottery in 1970. I started painting in oils in 2007, mainly figurative.”

Oil painter Gill Levin, who lives at The Tithe Barn, Needham, where she has transformed a patch of land into a creative oasis, is also opening her doors.

She said: “Skies, grasses, trees and plants have always been an inspiration for me – even more since moving from London to Norfolk in 1981. However, I am still captivated by industrial landscapes, having been taught by Prunella Clough at Chelsea Art School in the early 1950′s.”

Her painting ‘Wrecked West Pier 12’ will feature in the art programme Show Me The Monet on BBC2 on July 13, at 3pm.

A taster exhibition with samples of everyone’s work is on at the Harleston Gallery, in the Thoroughfare, while larger works are on show in the Pennoyers Building at Pulham St Mary, until Tuesday, July 10.

This year, visitors could win an artwork or tuition course worth up to £350 – and the more studios they visit, the more chances to win.

Artists taking part in the trail include: Caryl Challis (wax resist textiles) at Harleston Gallery; Rose Martin (painting) at Skeetsmere House, Needham; Parr and Lynn (sculpture and cast glass) at The Upper Waveney Sculpture Meadow, Brockdish; Jane Callender (Shibori textiles, surface decoration) at Blueleaf, Wortwell; Nell Close (mixed media) at Low Road, Wortwell; Sue Laughlin (oil on canvas, charcoal drawings) at Mundy’s Farm, Mendham; Lin Patterson (textiles) at Home Farm Barns, St Cross South Elmham; Dinny Turner (collage, gesso paintings) at Wood Lane, Starston; Christina Greathead (textiles) at Cart Lodge Barn, Starston; David Page (painting) and Jane German (painting) at Redenhall Cottage, Starston; Nick Holmes (painting, photographs, prints and collage) at St George House, London Road, Harleston. Several artists in the Bungay area are also taking part.

For further details, pick up a brochure or visit www.hwat.org.uk.

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