Breaking New Ground

Reconnecting People with The Brecks

Nick Dickson (BNG, Project Manager), with ‘Brecks Landscape Patterns’ project lead Stephanie Hartick.

Nick Dickson (BNG, Project Manager), with ‘Brecks Landscape Patterns’ project lead Stephanie Hartick.

Second Community Grant from the ‘People’s Pot' Awarded

Breaking New Ground  is delighted to award its second community grant to the ‘Brecks Landscape Patterns’ art project.


The ‘Breaking New Ground’ Landscape Partnership Scheme has a small grants fund available to support individuals, organisations and communities seeking funding for their own Landscape or Heritage projects in the scheme area. The Breaking New Ground team were pleased to receive a number of fantastic applications for the first window back in September and are happy to award £3,640 to the second successful applicant, Stephanie Hartick of the ‘Brecks Landscape Patterns’ project. 

Brecks Landscape Patterns will be delivering artist led community workshops to discover and interpret patterns in the landscape. Each workshop will produce exciting group pieces using different art mediums. This project will work with a variety of community groups, including groups with special needs and mental health issues, to promote social interaction and wellbeing through art activities.

There will also be two open events for the public held at Brandon Country Park as part of the 2015 Suffolk Walking Festival. The first of these is a ‘Sketch book stroll’ on 19th May which will be a 3-5 miles walk with the production of a piece using gathered materials and sketches. On 27th May there will be a family event for half term ‘Artists on Legs’ for children to try some activities and go on a 1-2 mile walk in the park for inspiration. Both free events will be bookable through the Suffolk Walking Festival. A free sketch book will be given to each participant on the day.


‘This is a fantastic opportunity to connect people with the Breckland landscapes through artwork. Numerous ways of interpreting the Brecks will be explored using different media. Specialised workshops have been designed to suit the needs of a variety of people to encourage all to participate.’

Stephanie Hartick, Project Lead.


The next window for applications is now open until 31st March 2015. We are particularly keen to encourage projects that help conserve or restore the natural and built heritage of the Brecks. For more information please click here.

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