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Saint Margaret’s Church

Cley 19
4th July–4th August 2019

Saint Margaret’s Church
Holt Road
Cley next the Sea
Holt, NR25 7TT, Norfolk

Cley Contemporary Art Exhibition is organised by North Norfolk Exhibition Project, an artist-led not-for-profit organisation in North Norfolk. It is an annual open submission contemporary art exhibition which runs through from the first Wednesday in July to the beginning of August each year.

This year is will be curated by Franco-British duo Dyad Creative – Théodora Lecrinier and Hannah Turner Walsh. Their theme is Borderlines and we are delighted that Michael Smith has been selected. 

His Chairs installation continues Michael’s creative preoccupation with repurposing domestic items. Found objects such as fruit boxes, donated jeans, old canvases, bins, chairs and more are transformed by layering processes including painting, taping, cutting, sewing or wrapping. Their placement amongst the other seats for the small congregation provokes ideas of beauty, truth and inclusion, as all quietly wait for the service to start.

Michael is an energetic and prolific self taught artist with a healthy disregard for current trends in art, rules or other artists. Born in London in 1960, Michael has been working at the Barrington Farm supported studio since 1987. He has exhibited widely and has works in the Musgrave Kinley Outsider Art Collection at the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester and at the Museum of Everything in London.


Red Textile by Hazel Mavin, 2018

Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail 2019
Friday 2nd August–Tuesday 8th September 2019

Raveningham Centre
(near Beccles)
NR14 6NU, Norfolk, UK

The sixth annual Sculpture Trail will feature site-specific work, 3-D constructions and sculpture by artists from East Anglia in the lovely setting of the Raveningham Centre. In 2019 artists are being asked to explore the theme of ‘The Woven Woodland’ through materials, structures and creative ideas.

In the run up to the event, we’ll be posting updates about the Trail on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram pages, as well as here in the newsletter and over on our Blog.

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