Art exhibition down on the farm is a real draw

Robyn Greenacre It is a giant metal sculpture distracting motorists passing along the country lanes of Norfolk.But now the art exhibition it was advertising is creating a bigger stir than the futuristic-looking being itself.

Robyn Greenacre

It is a giant metal sculpture distracting motorists passing along the country lanes of Norfolk.

But now the art exhibition it was advertising is creating a bigger stir than the futuristic-looking being itself.

Art on the Edge is a display of work from 14 artists based around the county, on show in a 17th century barn near Barnham Broom.

In a bid to draw people into the exhibition, organisers put one of the creations, a 15ft tall red and gold humanoid, in a field near Glebe Farm Barn at Carleton Forehoe.

And now the exhibition, which puts different sorts of art in the public eye, is creating a storm.

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One of the artists displaying at the barn is James Spedding, who said: “I wasn't sure what other sorts of work would be on display before I got there.

“I was genuinely amazed. There is some brilliant stuff by some talented people.

“I'm not saying this because my work is there, but everyone, including me, who has seen the exhibition, is amazed.

“It's great to see so much talent on offer. It would be lovely for as many people as possible to see what this county has to offer.”

Among the display will be a sound installation, art set into the beams,

a variety of sculptures, wooden designs, and oil paintings

by well-nown names, including Rachael Long and Nigel Barnett

Catch the exhibition at Glebe Farm Barn between 10.30am and 8pm until Monday.