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PUBLISHED: 14:54 20 August 2008 | UPDATED: 14:40 07 July 2010

(by Mark, with pix)





THERE'LL be extra chances to see an unusual mid-Norfolk exhibition at which artists have turned the visually mundane into stunning works of art.

(by Mark, with pix)

THERE'LL be extra chances to see an unusual mid-Norfolk exhibition at which artists have turned the visually mundane into stunning works of art.

Hundreds of visitors have been to see the Art on the Edge show at Jonathan Stapleton's 17th century Glebe Farm Barn tucked away at Carleton Forehoe, near Barnham Broom.

Tomorrow was all set to be the final day of the two-week event, but it has proved such a success that the opening has been extended through the bank holiday weekend until Monday.

When the show, advertised by the presence of a giant humanoid creature looming out of the greenery of the rural setting, opened earlier this month it promised “to be more edgy than the average art experience”.

And so it has proved, with a clutch of independent artists, painters, blacksmiths and sculptors displaying an extraordinary array of works and installations, many comprising recycled and reclaimed materials.

Artist blacksmith Nigel Barnett, of Fransham Forge, has twisted, contorted and fashioned pieces of railway track for his sculptures, as well as created the biggest clothes peg you're ever likely to see.

Meanwhile poppies hand-crafted out of steel sway in the breeze on spring stalks in the farmyard outside - the product of the fertile imagination of another of Art on the Edge's organisers, David Capes, from Frans Green, near Dereham.

A visiting exhibitor is David's 36-year-old son Marcus, now resident in Auckland, New Zealand, where he has been carving a fine-art career. He has turned his summer break in the UK into a working holiday, conceiving exciting visual images on humble MDF using gloss enamel ink and graphite.

There are hopes of staging an Art on the Edge 2 exhibition in two years' time.

w Art on the Edge is signposted from the B1108 Norwich-Watton road a few miles south of Barnham Broom. Opening times are 10.30am to 8pm today and tomorrow, and a 10.30am start on the extra days.

For more information visit www.art-on-the-edge.net

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