Trust New Art in the East of England

Lydia Denno, designer, standing in front The Word Defiant!

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.

Lydia Denno, designer, standing in front The Word Defiant!

The Word Defiant! at Blickling

The Word Defiant! is an exciting new art installation at Blickling that reveals stories of books that have been banned, burned, drowned, superseded, redacted, neglected and those that remain defiant.

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Curious Cabinets, Felbrigg Hall 

Four striking pieces of furniture created by set designer, Gary McCann, have gone on display at Felbrigg Hall. Throughout 2018 these curious cabinets will showcase previously unseen objects collected by the colourful characters, whose exotic travels and wild interests have shaped this family home.

Artists Aid & Abet in the doorway leading to their new art installation

Transitions in Time, Peckover 

To mark the 70th anniversary of Peckover House coming into the care of the National Trust, artists Aid & Abet, seek to re-imagine the extensive collection that once filled this house. Unveiled in February, the artists have taken inspiration from the family's love of art. See for yourself as this artwork continues to evolve throughout the year.

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Meet the artists behind Transitions in Time

We interviewed artists Sarah Evans and David Kefford, from Aid & Abet, who have spent the past year researching the story of Peckover House, taking inspiration from the families that once lived there. Find out about their latest installation.