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Salvaged frog takes a leap at sculpture trail

13:39 18 August 2014

The frog sculpture made by  Ptolemy Elrington out of items, including a supermarket trolley, thrown into rivers.

The frog sculpture made by Ptolemy Elrington out of items, including a supermarket trolley, thrown into rivers.

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Frogs, newts and pike are familiar creatures around our waterways... but there are some unusual ones now on show around the river Waveney.

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Nationally-acclaimed sculptor Ptolemy Elrington was commissioned by Anglian Water to make creatures out of shopping trolleys dumped in rivers

His frog, newt and pike are three of the 15 or more artworks on show as part of Waveney and Blyth Arts first riverside sculpture trail which started at the weekend.

The trail combines a riverside meander through water meadows with site-specific sculpture.

As well as the three Elrington sculptures the trail will feature new work by artists including Liz McGowan, Rachael Long, Barbara Leaney and John Bardell, as well as a collaboration between Maggie Campbell and Jenny Goater, and extreme crochet by Kally Davidson.

The trail starts and finishes at the River Waveney Trust’s centre at Earsham, Old Harleston Road, near Bungay, and is open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, August 23 to 25, Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31, and Saturday and Sunday, September 6 and 7.

Entry is £2 for adults with under 16s free.

As well as a new sculpture trail there is also a free sister exhibition of 2 and 3D environmental artwork at Ravenous at the Raveningham Centre

The new sculpture trail and exhibition at Ravenous are just two of the 22 activities on offer in August, September and the beginning of October as part of Waveney and Blyth Arts environmental arts festival.

For more information about events and activities check out www.waveneyandblytharts.com, or email jan@ollandstreet.co.uk.

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