Trust New Art in the East of England

'Wolf's Child' with Norfolk & Norwich Festival and WildWorks at Felbrigg Hall 2015

We invite you to experience our special places from a different perspective in 2018. Discover new art installations, as part of an exciting programme of contemporary arts that have been inspired by our places and supported by Arts Council England.

The installations you visit might take you to unexplored areas, reveal hidden stories or help you see our special places in different ways - all inspired by the spirit of our special places.

Close up of the chinese wallpaper at Felbrigg

Wild and Exotic, Felbrigg  

In 2018, we’ll be exploring some of the stories behind the objects brought to Felbrigg Hall by generations of colourful characters, whose exotic travels and sometimes wild interests shaped every corner of this family home. Working with theatre designer, Gary McCann, four extraordinary pieces of furniture, will reveal many unseen items from this eccentric and extensive collection. The story continues outside too.

Peckover House - Aid & Abet

Transitions in Time, Peckover House 

In 1948, the contents of Peckover House were sold at auction. It signified the end of one era and the beginning of another. Now, in an exciting project to mark the 70th anniversary of Peckover House coming into the care of the National Trust; artists Sarah Evans and David Kefford, known as Aid & Abet, will seek to re-imagine the extensive collection that once filled the house. Unveiled in February, this is an opportunity to rethink how we display the rooms and the stories we tell.

An illustration of the new installation coming to Blickling

The Word Defiant! Blickling  

From May to October, you’ll see something very different at Blickling. Blickling has the biggest collection of books and is possibly the most significant library in the National Trust. In response to the threats this collection faces, award-winning theatre company Les Enfants Terribles are creating an immersive art installation using sound, light and theatrical design that will question your perceptions of historic spaces and collections. Imagine a world without books!