Now in its fifth year, the art sculpture trail in Eye, Suffolk, features 24 beautifully decorated benches, 5 Suffolk-shaped mini tables and 8 charming cushions. Visitors can walk with purpose to see them placed in locations on a route around this picturesque town. One of the benches can be seen at Frogs Farm and another is in Harleston so do take a trip there too.
Whether you like beach scenes, flowers and nature, fairy stories, bright colours, animals or music, there is something for everyone - our artists and makers have been wonderfully creative!
Capturing the imagination of all those involved, each of the benches, tables and cushions have been kindly sponsored by local businesses. Following their sponsorship, these businesses have sought to collaborate with an array of talented artists and creators, all of whom have volunteered countless hours of their time designing and decorating these glorious items.
We are also extremely grateful to the many volunteers behind the scenes who help make this event such a success - from building a website to lifting, transporting, and installing the benches, from creating and designing the artwork to organising the auction and the food; and many more activities....we are very grateful, so thank you all!
The benches, tables and cushions are dotted across the town for all to see – you’ll find some of them in the motte-and-bailey castle, the magnificent church of St Peter & St Paul, the community centre and the gardens of local residents. You can find each sculpture's exact location on the map below.
The trail will be in place from Saturday 8th July to Saturday 9th September, following which the items will be sold at auction at The Oaksmere, on Wednesday 20th September. Please find a map of the trail below, with an additional pdf link to the full information leaflet which will also be available from dream on, Eye Coops, CafeEye and the library, to enable visitors to find all the exhibits.
We are delighted to bring the ‘Sit with Us’ trail to Eye and hope you enjoy it. Please share your photos sitting on the benches on social media with #eyesculpturetrail. A massive thank you to everyone who made it happen!
Please tag your photos on social media with #EyeSculptureTrail