This Easter we’ve put together an egg hunt with a difference!  We’ve all been cooped up for too long indoors so it’s time to get outside, get moving and get searching!  

With the help of some incredible local artists we’ve hidden 32 decorated eggs around Saxmundham, Benhall and Kelsale.  Your job is to solve the clues, track them down and record what you find.  Bring your completed trails to The Town House (opposite the train Station) IP17 1BW to claim your reward!

Under 18s: Download the clues & answer sheets below, find the egg and draw it on your sheet. Write the answers next to each egg you draw.

Adults: Download the clues and answer sheets below. Your job is to guess which of our artists painted which egg.  Write your guesses on the answer sheets and submit them to us.  Most correct answers wins a prize!

Important: The route is roughly circular so you don’t have to start at clue no.1 – you can do them in any order and in a few smaller walks if you prefer.  

Happy hunting!

Trail Clues

Answer Sheet


Below you will find the profiles for each artist who created an egg for our trail.  For adults taking part in the Easter Trail; your job is to match each decorated egg you find with one of the below artists.  You can use a notebook or one of the downloadable forms. Submit your guesses to The Town House or by emailing help@ip17gns.com by Monday 19th April.  The person who guesses the most correct answers will win a £25 voucher from The George Farnham Gallery.

Hilary Ward

Hilary is a self-taught ceramics artist whose inspiration comes from the Suffolk countryside, plants and wildlife.

More of her work can be seen here.

Maggi Hambling

Renowned artist & sculptor Maggi Hambling CBE is famous for her intricate land and seascapes. She also created Scallop on Aldeburgh Beach and a Statue honouring Mary Wollstonecraft.

More of her work can be seen here.

Hilary Ward

Hilary is a self-taught ceramics artist whose inspiration comes from the Suffolk countryside, plants and wildlife.

More of her work can be seen here.

Jeff Fisher

Jeff hails from Melbourne, Australia where he studied fine art. The bulk of his work has been artwork for book covers as well as working in design & exhibiting regularly in London and Paris.

More of his work can be seen here.

Bob Linney

Bob has been designing and printing posters since the 1970s. He has worked for bands like U2 and The Police and organisations such as Unicef, The National Trust and Penguin Books.

More of his work can be seen here.

Chris Newson

Chris is an artist and gallery owner from Leiston. Mentored by Maggi Hambling, he is best known for his oil paintings ranging from seascapes to portraits.

More of his work can be seen here.

Lesley Aldred

Lesley is an IP17GNS volunteer and a key member of the Community Fridge team. She has kindly painted us an egg for the trail after being inspired by the project.

Rachel McKoen

Rachel is an artist living in Suffolk. She uses a range of media in her work and is celebrated for the fluidity of her style.

More of her work can be seen here.

Karen Lear

Karen is a florist and artist known for her stunning bouquets and floral-inspired paintings.

More of her work can be seen here.

Becky Munting

Becky is a naturalistic artist. She grew up in East Anglia surrounded by animals and birds which inspire her artwork.

More of her work can be seen here.

Bill Pryde

Bill is an artist & printmaker living in Saxmundham. He specialises in small editions of hand-pulled screenprints.

More of his work can be seen here.

Luna Holmes

Luna, aged 2 is our youngest artist. She takes her inspiration from the Suffolk countryside on her daily walks and enjoys spending time with horses and her cat, Houdini.

Stephie Griffiths

Stephie is an artist primarily working in acrylic, pyrography and encaustic wax. Saxmundham residents will no doubt have seen her painted stones hidden around town too.

More of her work can be seen here.

Don Hawkley

Don is an artist with a passion for ceramics and sculpture. His work is formed and inspired by the landscapes, rivers and huge skies of Suffolk.

More of his work can be seen here.

Roz Barnett

Roz is a textiles artist who specialises in crochet. She puts a strong emphasis on recycling in her work, collecting interesting fabrics to reuse.

More of her work can be seen here.

Annie Hughes

Annie studied Russian language at university and became inspired by Russian folk art. She specialises in intricate dot-work.

Zoe Martin

Zoe is an artist living in Rendham. She explores identity through her work, creating visual narratives working on themes of repetition and the fragility of the self.

More of her work can be seen here.

Jess Palmer

Jess is an IP17GNS volunteer with almost no discernible artistic talent. Her drive comes from copious amounts of caffeine and Bryony (GNS boss-lady) twisting her arm into getting out her painting set.

Derek Chambers

Derek moved from London to Suffolk after a career as a graphic designer to pursue his personal interest in art. He enjoys using every available medium but has a special fondness for printmaking.

More of his work can be seen here.

Jacky Linney

Jacky is a fabric artist from Suffolk who creates distinctive hand painted and printed fabrics in bold designs.

More of her work can be seen here.

Yum Yum & Pippa

Yum Yum is a 10 year old Pekingese and Pippa is a 6 year old Tibetan Terrier. Their work, inspired by bribery with yoghurt, is typified by a bold use of colour and an expressionistic style.

Jason Gathorne-Hardy

Jason is a well-known artist living in Suffolk. He trained as a zoologist at Oxford university and his work celebrates food, farming and the Suffolk landscapes.

More of his work can be seen here.

Ryan Gander

Ryan, OBE is an internationally renowned neo-conceptual artist whose work ranges from sculpture, apparel, painting and performance.

More of his work can be seen here.

Clare Palmier

Clare is an artist, running The Art Station in Saxmundham. She enjoys using a limited, bright colour palette and creating art from everyday items.

More of her work can be seen here.

Rob Marison

Rob is a Yorkshire born photographer & artist living in Suffolk. He makes expressive contemporary landscape paintings inspired by the coast and estuaries of East Anglia with its ever changing light and weather.

More of his work can be seen here.

Gosia Hobson

Gosia has painted 2 eggs for our trail. She runs Studio Sosenka in Rendham, selling East European style hand-painted furniture. She particularly specialises in folk painted benches and settles.

More of her work can be seen here.

Dale Pring MacSweeney

Dale is an exuberant force of nature, enjoying life in the Suffolk countryside. Her work is known for its mastery of technique, incredible detail and enigmatic quality.

More of her work can be seen here.

Ann-Marie James

Ann-Marie is an award winning artist who has travelled all over the world exhibiting her art.

More of her work can be seen here.

Dorris Long-Kubas

Originally from Berlin, you’ll recognise Dorris from Saxmundham pharmacy, cheerfully dishing out prescriptions. Through her painting she is hoping to create a feeling of unity and appreciation for the NHS heroes who have worked so hard, particularly in the last year.

Judith Wilson

Judith is an artist from Suffolk. She has always enjoyed painting and did a foundation degree and Croydon Art School. She was a member of The Sudbourne Park Printers Group for many years doing woodcuts and etching.

Anonymous Artist 1

One work has been donated by an anonymous Suffolk artist. She is inspired by her garden and the countryside hedgerows.

Anonymous Artist 2

One of our art trail eggs was decorated by someone who wishes to remain anonymous. This artist has had fun clowning around with some pastels to decorate his egg.

Stuck on a clue?

This map will help you find each egg in the trail (+ one bonus egg!)….Only to be used if you’re really really stuck!