Cley 18 The Greater the Distance the Clearer the View
Cley 18 is an annual open submission contemporary art exhibition in and around the village of Cley-next-the-Sea in North Norfolk
Cley 18: The Greater the Distance the Clearer the View is chosen by this year's guest curator Dr Caroline Fisher.
The exhibition will be open daily 10am-5.30pm from Thursday 5 July to Sunday 5 August 2018, showing work over artists including paintings, sculptures, textiles, ceramics and installations in five locations: St Margaret's Church, the beach and Norfolk Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre on the coast road.
Cley 18 is a unique opportunity for Norfolk-based artists to make and exhibit site-specific work and for visitors to see new, and original work set in the fabulous landscape of the North Norfolk marshes and coastline.
To see the artists click here. For a map of locations click here. For the curator's introduction click here, for events and workshops.
At St Margaret's Church, the beach, Norfolk Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre, Cley-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk
Events as part of Cley 18
Full list of events and workshops at
A photo of Studio Hark’s Cley 18 project Ebb & Flow has been published in the Eastern Daily Press. The photo, by award-winning photographer Matt Cooper, shows the two timber pavilions set against a dramatic sky and was printed as part of the newspaper’s ‘iwitness24’ feature.
The project is a first for the team of young architecture students; Rachel Braude, Jack Cripps, Guiseppe Ferrigno and Henri Lacoste; who used local materials for the construction. They sourced timber from local wood merchant, Thaxters of Holt; reeds from Wiveton based reed-cutter Tony Hoare; and filled gabions with shingle from Cley beach.
Ebb & Flow focuses on the notion of perspective and viewpoint, while also considering sensory experience; human interaction; and the connection between distance and clarity. The form of the pavilions amplifies both view and sound, whereby the orientation of the two shell like structures to both land and sea creates two distinctly contrasted environments.
The project has been very well received by visitors to the art festival, locals, beach goers and dog walkers alike. We hope you too will enjoy Ebb & Flow and the other works on show at Cley 18!