New artists for Cockington Court’s Sculpture Trail

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The curators of the Sculpture Trail are choosing the artists whose work will feature on the 2018 trail.

New for this year, artists across the South West were given the opportunity to apply to have their work installed on the trail at Cockington Court.

The trail is an artist led project, delivered in partnership by local artist Phil Dixon and Cockington Court Centre Director, and artist, Marissa Wakefield.

The selection panel has been overwhelmed by the interest and number of applications and now have to decide which artists have been successful and who will be designing and creating sculptures for the trail.

Phil said: “This year’s trail builds on the success of last year. Marissa and I wanted to develop the project and give more artists the chance to be selected. We are overwhelmed by the quality and ideas of the applications we have received. They have imaginatively thought about where their work will be on the site and have produced sketches and designs inspired by Cockington Court and its grounds. ”

When the successful 18 artists are selected, they will provide further details of the works they will create ready for the launch event on 25 May.

Marissa Wakefield said:  “New for this year will be an exciting sculpture installation in the Kitchen Gallery in Cockington Court. There will also be a 2018 Sculpture Award for the favourite piece, which will be voted for by the visiting public throughout the summer.”

The Sculpture Trail leads around the grounds of Cockington Court as well as some of the favourite hidden treasures, such as the Walled Art Garden. It extends inside Cockington Court, in the Kitchen Gallery and Manor House, showcasing more examples of all the participating sculptors’ work. 

The Sculpture Trail had over 6,000 visitors in 2017. A number of the artists received commissions and had work sold in the galleries in Cockington Court.

To find out more about the trail visit More updates can be seen on Cockington Court’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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