All photos by Tod Sullivan. Thanks to Tim Holt Wilson, geologist and story teller, and Ian Brownlie, artist and dulcimer player
The Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail run by Waveney and Blythe Arts will be open from the end of July to the beginning of September. We are thrilled that Burgh Castle Almanac will be creating an inviting interactive dome that will embody something of the history and changing flow of the landscape. The structure will feature images and flora from Burgh Castle, and will be partly built on site using found wood, trees and branches.
Front Row considers the artistic significance of walls and borders.
John Lanchester, whose latest novel The Wall is about a massive fictional defensive structure, discusses the way walls feature in literature and art with poet and art critic Sue Hubbard, from cave paintings to artworks like Andy Goldsworthy’s 750 feet long drystone wall.
Artist Luke Jerram takes us on a tour around his home city of Bristol discovering unusual wall art such as the Magic Wall, where children leave toys between the stones, and early works by Banksy.
Mexican artist Tanya Aguiniga, who travelled each day to school in the US, has set up an art project on the US/ Mexico border. She is joined by Suzanne Lyle, Head of Visual Arts for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, to discuss the influence of borders on art.
Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Timothy Prosser
Session 16 – Developing pin hole camera prints with photographer Jeremy Webb
Clip starts at 1hr 35 mins in and plays for 10 mins.
A fascinating pinhole camera session with photographer Jeremy Webb. Results will be revealed at the next session, when we will be developing the images.
We were joined by the team from the amazing Thames Discovery Programme,
who brought along finds from the inter-tidal zone, the Thames foreshore.
Perhaps they brought archaeological good fortune, because there was a small find, of which more later.
All these photos are by Dr William Rathouse, one of the Thames Team.
And here is Eliott Wragg’s book (with Nathalie Cohen), of which we now have a signed copy. Thanks Eliott!
Another creative writing session with Belona Greenwood, writing and sharing stories of Romans, mysteries and imaginings. Belona is compiling the pieces into a map of the site, and of our experience.
After the session some of us went to Raveningham to meet Sarah Cannell, curator of the Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail. We are thinking of submitting a proposal for a group installation and Sarah showed us the perfect site…..
Burgh Castle Almanac featured on BBC Radio Norfolk’s Jack Jay show on Monday 5th November. The relevant section begins at 55mins into the programme.
Here we are primed for action.
Credit: Norfolk Museum Service (Norwich Castle Museum &Gallery).
Giorgia Bottinelli at the Castle Museum sent us this image of the etching and map of Burgh Castle that we saw in the museum.
It is clear that the East wall was broken through after at least the late 19th century, given that it is complete in all the art we looked at. Something to ask the archaeologists.