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Bacton Art Trail

Bacton Art Trail welcomes the world to its gleaming shores - more sand than your average beach! (Honestly, as it has been purposely dredged from off the coast at Yarmouth and placed here to protect us from the ongoing erosion).

We are six lovely people showing in four different locations. This year we have Cindy Gidney joining our number and showing at The Old Vicarage alongside Nick White. Cindy is a basket maker and recently featured in the Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society’s Emerging Makers Awards. She will be in situ on the first weekend and will be able to talk to visitors about her practice. Nick will be exhibiting further works from his ongoing ‘Bacton Seal’ project - Nick is also the brains behind the North Norfolk Studios website.

Jo Arnold is known to many for her story-telling ceramics, reflecting on the impermanence of human efforts to resolve conflict and establish civilisations. She will be showing alongside Mary Richardson in Mary’s studio not too distant from the Edingthorpe triangle on the North Walsham Road. Mary is a keen and energetic gardener and her studio featuring her animal sculptures is set in her own fascinating, well-established landscape.

Maggie Simmons is an active participant with the Cromer Artspace as well as with other Norfolk-based art groups. She has a fantastic selection of paintings, large and small that she will be showing in her house on Kimberley Road close to the Oriental Garden restaurant. There is a footpath that runs from her house up through the fields to the Old Vicarage just by the church. It is a very pleasant walk, with skylarks nesting on the ridge.

Amelia Mills, our most easterly member just the other side of the Walcott corniche, has broadened her practice over the past year or so. You probably know her for her ambitious beautiful abstract resin wall hangings, but now these sit alongside her prints and watercolours - all featuring natural themes. Amelia has also been very instrumental in ensuring that the North Norfolk Open Studios continued this year and is responsible for our presence on social media.

Find out more about us and the other sights of Bacton on our dedicated website:

Jo Arnold

Mary Richardson

Cindy Gidney

Maggie Simmons

Amelia Mills

Nick White

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