Rivers of Norfolk

A Continuation, with additional works, of the Artist’s recent exhibition at the
Norwich Castle Museum

6-9pm Thursday 6th February

The Exhibition will hang in the gallery through 6pm Monday 17th February

Tor Falcon ‘Rivers of Norfolk’. Foreword by Charles Rangeley-Wilson. Hardback, 128pp with 150 colour illustrations. £25

‘The idea to follow the rivers of Norfolk from source to sea began, like all rivers do, in a small way. A friend asked me to draw his two favourite Norfolk rivers, the Nar and the Stiffkey. A combination of his obvious passion for them and their quiet beauty got me thinking. I wondered why I had never properly looked at Norfolk’s rivers before. I had never bothered to wonder about the stream under the bridge that I crossed, never considered where it had come from or where it was going, never asked its name. I had never peered into water and wondered why it was clear or why it wasn’t.

Spurred on by an alphabetical list of the ‘Rivers of Norfolk’ that sounds like an Old English poem of all things watery and damp, I have followed 38 named rivers and streams, ditches and trickles. For almost 4 years I have drawn them as I’ve followed them, from source to mouth (or sometimes from mouth to source) making over 200 pastel drawings.’

Tor Falcon, 2019

The drawings in the exhibition are all framed in Studio Green box frames, glazed with museum glass (opposite). Those that appear in the book are marked.

CLICK HERE to watch ITV News Anglia’s report on Tor’s ‘Rivers of Norfolk’

NOTE: Nothing will be sold before the exhibition opens at 6pm on Thursday 6th February