Deben Soundings Exhibition – April 2022

Walking a line from the mouth of the River Deben to its source: From Felixstowe Ferry to Debenham.

It was the first Lockdown, brought about by Covid 19, that initiated a monthly walk in the company of Ruth Richmond along the banks of the River Deben, Suffolk. The idea was to walk its length, both sides of the river along the public footpaths from its source to its mouth: Debenham to Felixstowe. It was a vehicle to engage in conversation, companionship, be outside to experience nature and draw/sketch with the instant benefit of putting aside the concerns of Covid 19 for the day.  The walks started March 2020 at Woodbridge, finishing March 2022 at Debenham.

Not long into these walks we joined up with a group of scientists and artists monitoring change, erosion and flood defences in the Deben estuary and inland to Waldringfield. The project culminated in an exhibition of work from those involved at Artspace, a gallery in Woodbridge, Suffolk.