Deborah Smith Projects | Contemporary Arts Organisation

Rural Landscape

The project arises from an observed and informed position (by living and working in rural South Norfolk) of peoples’ lack of comprehension of issues relating to the culture and heritage of rural life encompassing farming, food production, in particular, in the distinct landscape and agricultural area of the Brecklands, South Norfolk.

From 2009 I began inviting artists to South Norfolk for  lunch and a trip around a farm. To date over 25 artist have come to explore the rural countryside (for my cooking I believe) proposing a range of multi-disciplinary project including art, science, film, bridging the gap between urban onlookers and rural life.

I hope you will become involved in the debate about how our food is grown and why the rural countryside looks like it does today.


Art Farm Walk
June 2010, Roudham Farm, Norfolk
Art Farm Walk invites curators from across the Eastern region, and beyond, presenting the opportunity for cultural practitioners to feed into the discussion, propose partnerships and learn more about the project.

Art Car Boot Fair
October 2011, Roudham Farm, Norfolk
Art car boot fair? Is exactly that, contemporary art presented (and on sale) from the back of an artist’s car, combined with a farmers market and tours around the farm.

Rob Kesseler lecture and workshop,
August 2011,  John Innes Centre, Norwich
Rob Kesseler introduces his long history of working with plant scientists revealing the hidden beauty of plant life at a microscopic level.




Art Car Boot Fair, Roudham Farm, 2011


Sat 1 Oct, 10-3pm Art Car Boot Fair, Roudham Farm, Norfolk